A new history of Lamaze explains the origins of the mythology
A new history of the Lamaze technique explain the origins of our earth-mother, natural-birth fantasies.
How well do you know that soccer coach or piano teacher?
How much do you really know about that soccer coach or piano teacher?
What your child would be like in a country of only children
I’m really grateful to Paul Berman for his reply to my recent New Republic column “Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument,” a reply that is good-humored and sympathetic. The past day has actually been a rather difficult one for me, as that piece upset a lot of people.
Our daughter Rebekah, who is in second grade, takes three after-school classes every week. On Monday there is violin; on Wednesday, Hebrew; and on Thursday, ballet. One of these classes connects her to a religious tradition going back three thousand years. Two of them are pretty well pointless.
They're not just a nuisance.
This is the question I fear most
This is the question I fear most.
All parents do it, whether they realize it or not
All parents do it, whether they realize it or not.