Our 45 is not a straw man. He is the epitome of everything that is wrong with being a man in our society. And he presents a terrible role model for our boys, because he is violent, narcissistic, dumb, uncaring, untrustworthy. In other words, he is not a good man. Note that nothing I say … Read more44 ways to make sure your son will never vote for Trump (or somebody like him)
Last week I wrote about the benefits of wrestling with your kid. But kids grow up so much faster these days, at least, so it seems. And they get stronger. They get so strong that it’s hard to wrestle with them. And when your kid wants to go all out and use all their strength, … Read moreIf you can’t out-wrestle them, out-clown them
It’s inevitable. Whenever someone asks for my first piece of advice about raising their children, boys or girls, my answer is the same. Wrestle. And wrestle a lot. There are five main reasons why I recommend wrestling with your children. But first, note this. When you wrestle with your child, you should loose. Give them … Read moreFive reasons to wrestle with your kids every day!
Peter Gray’s book is on the one hand terribly hard to read an on the other hand inspiring and hope giving. It is hard to read, because he doesn’t mince words when he describes the current state of affairs with regard to child rearing in general. He is particularly on target when he describes the … Read moreFree To Learn
Lawrence Cohen’s new book, The Opposite of Worry, is a riveting read. That is quite a feat for a book that deals with children’s anxieties. Sure, his pleasant narrative style takes the reader along in a comfortable pace. You never feel rushed by his writing, nor do you feel like your drudging through a bone … Read moreThe Opposite of Worry
I love to be bored. I said those words to a group of fellow students. That was when I was in graduate school and I hadn’t lived in the US for very long. My colleagues gave me a look that made me truly realize that I was in a foreign country and they knew it … Read moreBored