Not for Nothin’ …27 minutes

This week I enjoyed almost twice my lifetime allotment of fame! With deep gratitude to the many individuals who have helped Parents Forum over the past 25-plus years, I want to share the interview Susan Fleishman of Cambridge Community Television did with me. It is...

Good news within bad news…

We didn’t make the short list …sad face, but Parents Forum is recognized as an innovator in the Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign …happy face! Gen2Gen offers an opportunity to spread the word and engage volunteers in parenting education and...

File under ‘We knew that!’

The Week’s ‘health scare of the week’ describes research on the negative effects of helicopter parenting. Nicole Perry, the lead researcher on the project, described June 18, 2018, by the American Psychological Association, said,           “Our findings underscore the...

Believe in impossible things!

[ Note added, as I am posting on Memorial Day: On this solemn day let us all remember those who fight on our behalf and those whose deaths this day recalls. They allow us to enjoy a peaceful day. I gave this talk at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass., on Sunday,...

Love Me This Way

That’s the title of a book for children and parents, sent to me by the author Lee Aven, with a lovely, handwritten letter saying: = Dear Eve, = I share your interest in helping parents understand the skills of relationship through my own journey. I discovered that...

Be Kind and Carry On

“Be Kind and Carry On” the cover story on the 8/13/17 issue of Parade Magazine on Princess Diana’s Legacy of Kindness is such an inspiration, especially in these very troubling times where we see unkindness, and much worse, at every turn. Princess Diana is quoted as...

A revelation and a plea

The revelation . . . Parents Forum should be free, in part because support that is freely offered is, quite simply, priceless. The other reason, which leads to the plea, is that nobody seems to want to pay for what we offer. Sad face. The heartfelt plea . . . Could...

Our collective blind spot

Almost every day I read an article on children’s issues that completely ignores parents. What is wrong with this picture? The Economist’s otherwise terrific article “Poor children fall behind early in life. Better pre-school education could...