Category Archives: Germany

Reevaluating Our Prohibition of Fire

“Don’t play with fire!” is such a common warning in the U.S. we take for granted that it is true. We believe that the best way to deal with kids’ fascination with fire is to prohibit it entirely. But this … Continue reading

Posted in Achtung Baby, Germany, parenting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Conquering a Dragon in Psychology Today

My first post for Psychology Today is about bringing some reasonable risk and more creativity to American playgrounds — so our children have the chance to learn how to manage risk and face their fears. German kids enjoy playing on structures … Continue reading

Posted in and my super opinion, Commentary, Germany, parenting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Talking at Google

A little while back, I had the opportunity to visit the Google campus in Seattle to talk about how Germans raise self-reliant kids. And here’s the video!   Couple highlights: About 12 min: there’s a comparison of US vs. German … Continue reading

Posted in Achtung Baby, Germany, parenting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Rebuilding the American Community — First: Stop Calling the Police on Parents

Photo by Matty Ring When I heard that Americans were calling the cops on parents, I hoped that maybe a few incidents would make people see reason and stop. Then, it happened to one of my friends. Recently, my friend … Continue reading

Posted in Achtung Baby, and my super opinion, Commentary, Germany, parenting | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Achtung in SF and Seattle

I had a fabulous trip to the West Coast including stops at two great Achtung Baby bookstore events in the San Francisco Bay Area: hosted by Book Passage in Sausalito and Napa Bookmine at the Napa County Library! I also enjoyed some … Continue reading

Posted in Achtung Baby, Germany, parenting | Tagged , | 3 Comments

West Coast Achtung Baby events!

I’m heading out to Cali and then up to Seattle in a few days! Come see me, and let’s talk about ways we can give our kids the chance to be more independent and self-reliant!  Here’s the schedule: January 19, … Continue reading

Posted in Achtung Baby, Germany, parenting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Achtung Baby Arrives!

Achtung Baby was released January 2nd! I had a great launch week with an appearance on the Today Show,  a live Salon Talk, a great review in USA Today, and the UK’s Daily Mail–and a presentation at Politics & Prose bookstore. … Continue reading

Posted in Achtung Baby, Germany, Interviews, parenting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment