Unselfie: Why empathetic kids succeed in our all about me world

This book is powerful. It rests on the premise that today’s teens are measurably 40% less empathetic than they were 30 years ago and that today’s culture values “me” more than “we.” As long as you can look past the… View Post

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

Whittling this book down to my biggest takeaways was almost impossible, because this book spoke to me in SO many ways. I’ve read a ton of teaching and parenting books over the years, and this is one of my all-time favorites –… View Post

Balanced and Barefoot

I rediscovered this gem last week, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Here are my top 5 takeaways.. 1.SOO many of the building blocks for sitting and learning and paying attention in school don’t look… View Post

Me and books

I love to read. I admit, typing those words feels slightly misleading knowing that I didn’t begin reading for pleasure until after college. And even then my pleasure reading looked more like someone else’s history homework. And to be honest,… View Post