Sometimes, I feel (as many parents do) that I’m doing it wrong.

Why My Son Doesn’t Need ‘Enrichment’ Classes

Others have told me I shouldn’t passively offer classes, but rather insist Ryan pick one. But I just can’t. That’s not how our family operates. Read...
Wendy Kennar of Role Reboot    |   10.12.18   |   SHARE
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I Don't Care What "Studies" Say, Homework Is The Worst

School is back in, and with it, the onslaught of the weekly homework folders sent home brimming with updates from the teacher, worksheets, and Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.24.18   |   SHARE
Sometimes it's good to speak (loudly) your mind.

My Husband Let My Son's 3rd Grade Teacher Have It - And I'm Okay With That

3rd grade is no joke. There really isn’t any way around it, their curriculum is tough shit. I noticed this right away during the first week of school Read...
Allison Cooper    |   11.18.16   |   SHARE
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A Teacher Explains: Why I Never Assigned Homework

Since the positive learning effects of doing homework are proven nonexistent by research, the choice on assigning homework is easy: Just don't. Read...
Jess Lahitou    |   08.31.16   |   SHARE
To sum up your adult aesthetic using the words of Ina Garten: “Store-bought is fine.” Image: Annie Spratt/Unsplash.

The 20 Most Important Realizations I've Had As An Adult

I’ve been 20 for, like, a whole month now — which is the most adult I’ve ever been. I’m certifiably ancient. Upon reflecting over these two years of Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.29.16   |   SHARE