Sitting with the Chaos

September 24, 2014

Today at I have a book review of Krissy Pozatek’s new book, Brave Parenting.

She reminds us, once again, that kids need just the right level of challenge to thrive and to become emotionally resilient. Drawing on the lessons of Buddhist practice, she reminds us that it is our bravery as parents — letting kids struggle and face challenge — that allows our children to be brave.

My review also stars my own great-grandmother, Bertha Krueger.  Hope you enjoy.

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New Work

August 27, 2014

A new review of Benedict Carey’s bookHow We Learn.  Carey helps us understand the role of daydreaming, wool-gathering, intellectual meandering and meaningful rest play in learning.

This recent piece in The New York Times Motherlode Blog discusses the difference between my response and my daughter’s response to an incident of street harassment.  I learned a lot from reading the comments. 

Happy back-to-school to my friends who are teachers and parents.

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