Don't Spy on Your Kids. Let Them Spy on Each Other.
October 29, 2013
In our most recent print issue, New Republic science editor Judith Shulevitz writes about the range of officious and downright scary technologies available to parents who want to track their kids’ every move—online and on earth.
Big Mother Is Watching You
October 29, 2013
The creepy new technology of spying on your kids
I Have Nothing Against Classical Music—But That's Exactly My Point
September 20, 2013
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.
Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument
September 16, 2013
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.
American Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids. Here’s How
September 02, 2013
Self-regulation is the new ideal for American school children. It does away with traditional discipline and encourages students to control their own impulses. But it turns out kids may be better off when they're allowed to act their age.
A front-page news article in today’s New York Times on a representative working mother is the first, we are promised, in the “Balancing Act” series, which “will look at the ways working mothers from varied backgrounds are balancing careers and family
Money Alone Won’t Make Men Better Parents
July 03, 2013
Recently, I argued that it was time for a “Daddy Wars” to complement the wide-ranging debate among women about how to be working parents.
Fatherhood Memoirs Multiply
May 15, 2013
Genre memoirs stink. I don’t mean the books themselves. Plenty of them do stink, surely, just like any other kind of book. But some of them are great.
"Daddy, What's a Sperm Donor?"
May 08, 2013
This is the question I fear most.
Raising Children Requires Outsourcing
April 03, 2013
All parents do it, whether they realize it or not.