Monthly Archives: November 2011

11/30 Thought for the day…

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine. ~Allan Bloom

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Test Prep Insanity

My 15 year-old stepson told us that he recently took an SAT pre-test. At first this passed through my (overworked) mind as interesting but not critically important (in other words, I was present enough to hear it, acknowledge it and … Continue reading

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Don’t Push Your Parenting On Me

If we’re completely honest with each other I think it would be safe to assume that some of you think you’re a better parent than me. You look down your nose at my choices and hold up your child as … Continue reading

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