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01/09/2012
Was I Making a Big Mistake? ...I gave birth in 1980 to a daughter, who, in a very short period of time, gave her parents pause when we realized she was probably smarter than we were. I was a stay-at-home mom and at that time society was on the cusp of making those of us at home feel as though we should be "finding ourselves" outside the home. More >>

Tags: EducationFeminismMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingRead On-AirSocial IssuesValues
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01/03/2012
Expectations Can Never Be Too High There was a piece in the New York Times this week that listed the parenting stories of 2011 we're still talking about. Of course, Tiger Mother Amy Chua made the list. I still remember the audible gasp that was heard on every playground across America last winter as parents debated the Yale Professor and self-professed "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua's article "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" ahead of her later book. More >>

Tags: Education
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12/20/2011
Betrayed by Someone We Trusted This is how your book, "Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land) helped me. I saw you promoting your new book on one of the morning shows. As you were talking about it, I was amazed at how perfect the timing was. More >>

Tags: EducationValues
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12/09/2011
Sexual Harassment in Elementary School My wife tells the (true) story of what happened when she had my toddler son with her in the grocery store one day. All was quiet and the boy was seated in the basket, while she was looking at some products on the store shelves. More >>

Tags: Common SenseEducationResponse to a CommentValues
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12/06/2011
Sexual Harassment in Elementary School You opened your show talking about how a nine year old boy was suspended from school for saying his teacher was "cute." More >>

Tags: Common SenseEducationPolitical CorrectnessResponse to a CommentSocial IssuesValues
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12/01/2011
Reading With Your Kids I heard you talk the other day about the value of reading with your children. I have three: ages 16, 13, and 9. I read to my kids a lot when they were younger, but when they reached about 3rd grade, I tapered off and allowed them to read on their own. More >>

Tags: EducationParentingResponse to a Comment
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11/28/2011
101st Airborne Delivers Game Ball ...Unless you've parachuted, you'll never believe the effect of this stunning jump into the Michigan Football Stadium!... More >>

Tags: collegeEducationMilitaryParenting
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11/22/2011
GI Bill Education I couldn't listen that day, but noticed from your email you were commenting on Columbia University's recruitment of veterans as students. Two weeks ago, I started a new job at a prominent private university in southern California that also recruits veterans. More >>

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11/17/2011
Veterans and College I am so sorry I did not hear your opening commentary from November 15th until your show was over. I started this website collegecounseling4veterans.com to help Veterans with college. More >>

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11/16/2011
Children as Political Tools Our school district is having financial troubles, requiring the consideration of school closures. Some parents are choosing to use their kids as political tools with the school district, or to dump their own fears of change onto their child. More >>

Tags: EducationParentingPersonal ResponsibilityValues
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