Summer is a great time to help your kids learn to love to read. No text books. No homework. Just sheer, wonderful, fun, pleasure reading. There’s just one problem: boys aren’t reading as much as they used to. Reading is the strongest predictor of school success.[i] Edward M Hallowell, in writing about The Childhood Roots [...]
Fathers are the rudder of the family. They are an integral part of setting the direction and goals of a family unit and keeping the family on course. Do you agree with that? We spend a lot of time talking about moms—obviously—but what about dads? Sometimes, it seems the media makes dads out to be [...]
Moms, Lets Counter the Trend of Our Girls Feeling Inferior! As a mom of an almost-12-year-old daughter – and a social researcher who has extensively interviewed and surveyed teenagers – my heart is hurting as I see the newest YouTube trend. There’s been a spate of articles in recent weeks about thousands of young girls [...]
One of the things that years’ of research with men and women, boys and girls, has taught me is that the genders are just (gasp!) different. It always stuns me when people push back against this idea – as if acknowledging differences will somehow suck our society through the space-time-continuum, back to the bad old [...]
I recently read an article that discussed a disturbing social phenomenon that “pretty” is no more, now it’s all about being “hot” – and sadly that observation is true. From the time I was very young I have been adept at people watching – you learn a lot about others by simply observing. Find an [...]
Congratulations to the Kendrick Brothers and Sherwood Pictures on having the Number 1 DVD in the United States this week! If you haven’t seen the movie yet… well GET the DVD and watch it! It will bless you. It will bless your family. It will bless your community.
My daughter’s hand-me-down clothes are like gold to my friends with younger daughters. Not so much because of the money it saves them, but for the painstaking hours saved finding clothing that is not immodest or inappropriate! Seriously! The ability to buy attractive and cute clothes for a pre-teen or teenager has been impeded greatly [...]
Sometimes evil exposed gives us pause to embrace fear for our children. But we cannot. In the past 11 days, my little community of State College has been turned on its heels. as seemingly well-documented allegations of child sexual abuse land upon Jerry Sandusky. This man was once the golden boy of our city due [...]