Five ways to teach children to enjoy good stories without getting brainwashed.
Do not listen to people who manipulate your fear of being a horrible mother. They will make you crazy. Here is some saner advice for worried moms.
In my quest to provide my kids with stories that will nurture them, there are four kinds of literary dust bunnies I avoid.
It is not enough for me to teach my children to shoot holes in The New York Times with their favorite sidearm or to deliver impromptu lectures on American history.
In the past, freedom meant to ability to obey one’s beliefs. Now, freedom is the ability to require others to obey one’s own beliefs about oneself.
To claim that regular, long breaks from one’s children are necessary to mental health is to fight the reality that the season of one’s life has changed.
President Obama has said that he hopes the next generation will be more empathetic. I hope that, instead, we can model and teach compassion to our children
What the stereotypical Victorians did to women is what stereotypical helicopter parents (or alarmist neighbors) do to children.
Modern culture’s obsession with parenting choices is a reaction against the reality of what it means to be a mother.
Bridal gowns, baby gear, and other stuff we shop for are part of the human quest for identity and quietly acknowledge the realities political correctness seeks to deny.
Between Jules Verne and ‘The Hunger Games,’ the stories we will enjoy and accept have changed—because our assumptions about the world have, too.
Belief in the goodness of man addicts people to change for change’s sake and causes social polarization.
The pro-life movement is about sacrifice, not sentimentality.
The problem is not that pink princesses or dystopian fiction are evil. It’s that they are insufficient to nurture the souls that seem so drawn to them.
Many young adults feel that they live in a world where family and community have eroded to the point of dysfunction. Culture isn’t helping.
Peter Jackson’s movies about Middle Earth display enthusiasm for Tolkien’s world. Yet in one important regard, they are sadly ill-conceived.
We’ve lost respect for the individuality of those who disagree with us and for our own individuality as a force that can exist without community support.
Our culture’s sexual radar cuts everyone off from platonic intimacies that were once widely accepted.
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