Psychotherapy Networker Magazine has published the Sadness Ghost in it’s January, 2012 issue. — In the summer of 2011, here in New York City, an eight year old boy was murdered. He got lost walking the few blocks home from day camp. It is a chilling story. Even more so for parents of young children. When I [...]
The first time your baby signs “more” during a meal, you will flip out.
“Education is the miracle. I’m just the worker. I’m a teacher. And that’s what we do.”
Recently, I boarded my first cruise ship. It sailed from Galveston, Texas and made the loop down to Mexico. I did it to attend an seagoing conference related to my profession and I did it in spite of my nearly 100% certainty that the experience was going to be pretty creepy. I won’t name the [...]
About 18 months ago, Saliha, my son and I did this drawing called the Button Game. No doubt there were hundreds of conversations that let up to this drawing. As with everything in life, we arrived at this moment by taking a million tiny steps over time. But it is this kind of creative [...]
Lori Day looks to find solutions in education that take into account the differences between boys and girls.
“We need to teach our boys that they can bear suffering and loss without shame … that anger is a question that deserves deeper answers than punishment or silence.”
After months at a therapeutic boarding school, Pauline Gaines’ son has recognizably changed.
For 38 years, Carl Bosch has proudly watched the growth his students undergo during their middle school years.
“The question is: do parents have enough trust in boy development to let them take some risks and make some mistakes?”
Wolf Pascoe’s son gives him an intelligence test—with predictable results.
College didn’t teach James Altucher how to think, so he’s here to make sure you know what he didn’t.
I ran across a post written this summer by stay at home dad @ChrisRoutly from his site the Daddy Doctrines. Chris was writing about whether or not parenting makes people happier which Chris says is actually a misnomer. Chris says parenting is about living a fulfilling life. Chris writes some great stuff, so go have a look. This all [...]
A couple of years ago, my four year old son Sam and I were leaving a big box bookstore in upstate New York. It was winter, close to Thanksgiving. I held him in the crook of my arm, his face next to mine, his small arm confidently draped across my shoulder. It was around 6PM. [...]
Ah, the joys of parenting when you’re just a panic stricken guy in way over his head… ———————- This morning I got Gus up, found his clothes for him, fed him, talked with him about which colors match which levels of emotions (his choice of conversation not mine), made his lunch, and took him to [...]
One game that I’m constantly reminding myself to play with my son Gus is the Good Deed Gotcha Game. Saliha introduced this game at our house. The rules are simple. Catch someone doing something good. Gus catches Saliha doing something good. I spot Saliha or Gus being amazing. And occasionally, I even get caught doing [...]