Tag Archives: children

On Common Core Myths & Facts

Common Core Myths & Facts: It seems that I hear increasing understanding by parents in my community, but I continue to hear many of these myths perpetuated by politicians. It’s troubling to me when our students are caught in political … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

On Surviving the College Admissions Madness

Thank you to my March ’97 Mama friend, Lara Nolan, for this one. Our 17/18 year olds are making college decisions right now, and this is some terrific advice. When your son or daughter is thinking about selecting colleges to apply … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

On Practicing

At our house, we use a principle we learned from good friends: “Practice makes improvement.” This article describes the results of research that expands upon the principle. While the research was about music, I might hypothesize that the observations and … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

On Looking Out for Each Other’s Children

The title of this piece is a bit sensationalist, thought it’s a very real issue. I like the article, though, for the specifics it has regarding ways we can “look out for each other’s children.” Back when my 17 year … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

On Allowances

Allowances. I’m not sure we’ve ever approached this aspect of parenting well or consistently. We got better at it when our kids hit the teenage years. With our older two, we manage things electronically with checking accounts and debit cards. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

On Being a “Ramp Agent” Parent

My husband and I are in what I consider to be the middle years of at-home parenting. By at-home parenting, I am referencing the idea that once you become a parent, you are always a parent, but it is only … Continue reading

Posted in regular | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

On Walking to School

Do you know Lenore Skenazy? I know many of you do. She is a Mom living in New York City, raising children in New York City. A few years ago, she coined the term “free-range kids.” The sub-title of her book … Continue reading

Posted in regular | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

On Twenty-First Century Learning

My grandmother, Dorothy Esther Roush Kuhlmann, grew up on a dairy farm in central Michigan. Her father, John Gabriel Roush, grew up on a grain farm, but decided with his wife, Emily Ann Gray Roush, to start a dairy farm … Continue reading

Posted in link | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

On Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter parenting is an interesting term du jour. I’m not sure when I first heard it: perhaps a year or two ago. My favorite on-line encyclopedia tells me that a: Helicopter parent is a colloquial, early 21st-century term for a … Continue reading

Posted in link | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Aidan’s Questions

I came across this (former) même the other day and was amused. Aidan is my youngest. He’s 9 now (almost 10), but he was about 5 or 6 when he answered these questions. I find them sweet and developmentally fascinating. The … Continue reading

Posted in regular | Tagged , | 1 Comment