Can we stop teens talking to no—one but each other?

Can we stop teens talking to no—one but each other?

 Articles Never before have people reached their twenties so dominated by peers. The other day a simple and all too regular event crystallised my understanding of how limiting it is now to be a child. I was driving the car back home from school. The radio was...
I’m a parent, therefore I am: thoughts on the value of caregiving

I’m a parent, therefore I am: thoughts on the value of caregiving

 Articles Woman thinker. Stanley Zimner/Flickr  Cartesian-inspired reflections after 16 years as a stay-at-home mom. I’ve had a rather major life change recently. My youngest child has started school. Thus, for the first time in 16-and-a-half years, I do not...
A tribute to A.A. Milne

A tribute to A.A. Milne

 Articles Pooh at 90 still enthralls! Of the many books that were read and re-read to me in early childhood before I could read, my favourites were A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. Especially appealing were the difficulties facing...
Character Building: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Character Building: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

 Books Character Building: A Guide for Parents and Teachers An experienced parent and teacher gives practical direction on how to teach children of all ages the human virtues: generosity, fortitude, optimism, perseverance, orderliness, responsibility, respect for...
Upbringing: A Discussion Handbook for Parents of Young Children

Upbringing: A Discussion Handbook for Parents of Young Children

 Books Upbringing: A Discussion Handbook for Parents of Young Children Jim Stenson says that there’s no magic formula that will turn you into a good parent, but that you can learn from other parents – and avoid many pitfalls by planning ahead for parental...
Preparing for Adolescence – A Planning Guide for Parents

Preparing for Adolescence – A Planning Guide for Parents

 Books Preparing for Adolescence – A Planning Guide for Parents Why don’t you trust me? Why do you tell me what I can’t wear? Why do you always correct my manners? If you’re hearing those kinds of questions from your children — or if you know that you’re going to...