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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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ACHTUNG BABY in the News

COMING UP:  On Wednesday, January 3, I am scheduled to be on the Today Show to talk about how Germans raise self-reliant kids! Catch me live around 8:30 a.m. EST. Also on January 3, I will sit down with Salon Talks live … Continue reading

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“Let the Children Fight” in The Wall Street Journal

Parenting the German Way: Let the Children Fight by Sara Zaske The chaos of German kindergartens is sometimes hard for Americans to understand. When I lived in Berlin for nearly seven years, I was surprised at first to find that kindergartens … Continue reading

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