Hiatus

Image by Christine JAMIN from Pixabay I’ve really enjoyed publishing this blog for the past year and a half, but I’ve decided to take a hiatus (of indeterminate length), due to some new commitments in my life that require increased attention. I’ve learned so much from researching the topics for my posts, some of which…

How to Help Kids Succeed for Real

Image by rawpixel from Pixabay Recently I finished reading How to Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former dean at Stanford, and one of the biggest take-aways I got from it is how ironically, sometimes pushing our kids to “succeed” can put…

Wowed by “Wow in the World”

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels I love listening to radio shows.  That’s probably because I grew up with the sultry tones of National Public Radio shows warbling in the background of my childhood.  Yes, my parents are big nerds. Due to both nature and nurture, I’m a big nerd too, but I’ve hesitated to…

Helping Kids Overcome Learning Curves

Image by Sofía López Olalde from Pixabay “You don’t know how hard it is to be a six-year-old!” This is a line apparently generated by my husband when he was six (as indicated by the statement) and is often quoted by in-laws to elicit a laugh about kids saying the darndest things. And it is funny,…

Review: Google’s “Be Internet Awesome”

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay As my kids get older, I’m beginning to wonder how the heck I’m going to teach them about the internet. I came of age alongside the internet, so I was already a teenager when I started using it. Besides being (reasonably) developmentally rational when I was first exposed to the…