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Welcome to the third and final (?!) portion of this post considering Jennifer Senior’s article in last summer’s New York Magazine, All Joy and No Fun (Why Parents Hate Parenting), which describes modern parenting as almost if not totally lacking in … Continue reading →
I began this odyssey with the simple assertion that Jennifer Senior’s article, All Joy and No Fun, in last summer’s New York Magazine casts a wan pallor over the nature of parenting, and moreover, that Senior’s un-fun version, although not the only … Continue reading →
I almost wrote a post about it last summer, when I read the New York Magazine article, All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior, but I didn’t. I was already writing something else, and then something else, and then something … Continue reading →
As parents, we’re all pretty used to being the ones most “in the know” in the family, right? We’re “the bosses”, “the head honchos”, “the leaders”, “the responsible parties”. Sometimes we don’t own our leadership roles enough, but more often … Continue reading →
We parents have a ton of goals, don’t we? We have ideals toward which we live for ourselves, how we parent, what we hope for our children. We have ways we want to be, things we want to do, ends … Continue reading →
Here’s a question worth considering — What do you think of your child? Here’s a more important one — What does your child think you think of him/her? The two are related but not at all the same thing. Certainly, … Continue reading →