Apparently I wasn’t alone in questioning the ballyhoo surrounding boys’ underachievement in school. Newsweek received more than 200 letters from parents, educators and young people and published 13 of them. While a few of the letter-writers acknowledged the problem — one even praised the gender-segregated classroom to help out boys — most questioned the fuss, […] Continue reading

Reading a review of the new Curious George movie, I was surprised to learn of the creators’ backstory. Writer and illustrator couple Margret and Hans Rey were German Jews from Hamburg who settled in France in 1935. …Before the first Curious George manuscript could see light, the Reys had to flee Paris on homemade bicycles […] Continue reading

Like many Americans, I don’t advocate for the environment aside from recycling and purchasing organic food. (Note: Americans are increasingly halting recycling even bottles and cans, according to this USA Today report.) I don’t know any parents who don’t want open and clean space for their children to play, which is why I am surprised […] Continue reading

Hi Fellow MotherTalkers! We just realized that there was a week-long waiting period to post a diary. That “problem” has been corrected. Our apologies to anyone attempting to write a diary post! To start a diary, create a login and password. Then click on “New Diary Entry.” Basic writing guidelines are included. Thank you for […] Continue reading