Raising children that flourish and will be taken seriously

As it is not one swallow or a fine day that makes a spring, so it is not one day or a short time that makes a man blessed and happy.Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics I came across this 2017 article from Forbes recently, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, and thought I would share it … Continue reading Raising children that flourish and will be taken seriously

The CDC guidelines for reopening schools are next-level bonkers

To be honest, I have stopped following most of the coronavirus "news" because it's all too agenda-driven and stupid for words now. Living in an aggressively open state that isn't hell-bent on committing economic suicide or censoring well-meaning dissent, it feels like the descriptions of life in other more... draconian? fascist? cruel? ... places relate … Continue reading The CDC guidelines for reopening schools are next-level bonkers

Responding to Harvard Magazine’s insane article on homeschooling

I wasn't going to respond to that spectacularly ignorant article in Harvard Magazine about homeschooling because it falls into the "someone is wrong on the Internet" category from which no edifying debate can emerge. But so many readers have hate-shared it with me now that it would be more efficient for me to fisk it … Continue reading Responding to Harvard Magazine’s insane article on homeschooling

How your children remember this crisis depends on *your* emotional maturity

I have seen a ton of Facebook mommy group types carrying on about how this event is going to "change" their children and how they will probably live with this permanent fear of the world. I suspect that was probably already true of their children, because they are growing up in a household where emotional … Continue reading How your children remember this crisis depends on *your* emotional maturity