Apr 30 2012
One Day, Your Kids Will Be Taking Care of You
Raising your kids to be responsible for themselves can be hard, but it pays off, especially in times of crisis.
Apr 26 2012
You Can’t Screw Up Your Kids Too Badly
The decisions you make when your kids are small will, I believe, have less of an impact on their lives than the ones that are made later, and certainly have less of an impact than you think they will as you struggle over making them.
Apr 20 2012
Friday Night: Stepping Back
The story of parenting is one of stepping back and stepping away. But always, you love.
Apr 18 2012
Don’t Text Around Your Kids
OK, here we go again. Cell phones. But this time it’s texting, not talking, that is pushing my buttons.
Mar 21 2012
What’s With the F-Bomb?
It’s all over the place–the streets, the bus, the subway, people yelling into their cell phones, TV, even Kveller!
Mar 20 2012
Passover is Coming! And I’m Not Excited!
I don’t like Pesach. I dread it.
Mar 7 2012
Let’s Not Be Hamans
On Monday, I taught my weekly Jewish Thought and Culture class to adults at the 92nd Street Y. My subject was, predictably, Purim. We explored the historical context, the story, the celebration. But mostly, I used the Purim story as … Continue reading
Feb 27 2012
Where The Boys Aren’t–on Kveller
I was intrigued by the results of the Kveller survey which found that overwhelmingly women (86% of the total readership) were reading the pieces on the site. What does this say about the dads out there? When I was growing … Continue reading
Feb 16 2012
Makeup for Kids? Yuck.
The New York Times recently had an article about make-up for the “tweens” and their younger sisters.
Feb 8 2012
From My Days on the Forefront of Women’s Lib
In the “old days” (before the baby boomers), women were expected to behave in a very circumscribed way.