Fifty years ago, when I attended, children were taught the alphabet in Kindergarten. It was there we learned the name and shape of each letter, to associate sounds with letters, to recognize and write our names. Assuming a positive experience with books and barring any learning disability, most of us moved smoothly into reading in […]
Do you remember the famous Winston Churchill quote “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.” The same can be said for joint custody.
Joint custody is the worst possible choice for children with divorced or separated parents, except when you consider the other choices.
Stay in an unhappy, […]
Once upon a time…
I was listening to my daughter, then four years old, recount the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
“Someone’s been eating my porridge, and they ate it all up.” “Oh, Baby Bear, you must be very sad. I will make you some more.” And she gave Baby Bear a hug.
This was not […]
This is a response to a question from a mother about violent themes in her young son’s play. She was particularly concerned about pretend gun play.
I am so glad you asked. Yes, this play has a very important function. Your child is learning to manage, contain and control his aggressive impulses. Everyone has aggressive […]
All children tantrum. Some children are better at it than others. Some are very dramatic, throwing every ounce of energy they have into the tantrum. Some are excellent at finding the most inconvenient time or most embarrassing place to let lose. Many children are excellent at drawing their parents into the drama, making them feel […]