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RIP Maurice Sendak

Speaking as someone with kids who pretty much are Alligators All Around and Wild Things most of the time, I’m going to miss him. Thanks, Maurice, for the books that fed my childhood and now the childhood of all the kids I love!

I didn’t expect to like _Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother_ – in fact, I expected to hate it. Instead, I found it funny, charming and moving – and give Amy Chua a lot of credit for having the ovaries to expose herself. I didn’t just like the book, I loved it. If that seems…

Note to Parents – No Sleeping!

There’s an article about a couple of recent cases charging people (read: mothers) with neglect if they (gasp!) dare to go to sleep around their children. A couple of weeks ago in Delaware, a woman put her 3-year-old down for a nap and then took a nap herself. The 3-year-old got up and somehow escaped…

Chore Time

Note: I wrote this piece in 2009, when my boys were younger. By now they chop food for dinner, Isaiah can indeed use the hatchet and Simon and Isaiah have their own flocks of birds, and the sale of any eggs they raise. The general principles are still the same. We still don’t give allowances…

Hat tip to Rod Dreher for pointing out what he deems the most depressing toy ever – yes, your little one can have his or her own cubicle! Has your two year old been falling down on the hard, tedious job of being a child – here’s a way of ensuring that she’s ready for…