Report from Tunis, and FIEP

Steven Pinker … a quote I read on a Chipotle bag, of all places … said, “We will never have a perfect world, but it is not romantic or naive to work toward a better one.” I am in Tunis this week for the 50th anniversary conference of the...

Our goal as parenting educators

We want parents to raise compassionate children . . . http://nyti.ms/1m00bbn . . . right The parenting education and support that social services presently offer does not seem to do enough to help enough parents accomplish this goal. I suggest we consider more peer...

A New Year’s Day telephone call

Last evening, back from a movie, I was sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a cup of tea. When the phone rang I thought it might be one of my sons, but it was another mother’s child. The young lady, calling from Georgia (the state, not the country), said...

Struggling appropriately

That is the phrase I sometimes found myself using when people asked me about my kids, especially when they were teenagers, and it is what I hope I am doing now! Two months of home renovations consumed my summer and some tasks remain, painting, wallpaper still to go...