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Tag Archives: self-reliance
I Hate Football. I Let my Daughter Play It Anyway.
My latest essay in the New York Times is a little controversial. I don’t expect everyone to agree with the decision to let our 13-year-old daughter play football. But at its heart, this is a story about letting a … Continue reading
Posted in parenting Tagged football, girlsfootball, independence, kids, resilience, self-reliance 1 Comment
FREE TO LEARN: Recommended reading for raising free kids
An evolutionary psychologist Peter Gray argues that human children, like all mammals, learn best through play – and by play, Gray means without adult involvement. If adults are directing, coaching, even observing, it isn’t real play. Gray shows how our … Continue reading
Posted in Book Review, parenting Tagged children, education, independence, peter gray, self-reliance 4 Comments
Happy New Year! The ACHTUNG BABY paperback is out today!
* The first New Year’s Eve in Berlin, I thought the Germans were crazy. Everyone was shooting off fireworks. Not just tourists but shopkeepers and retirees, whole families with little kids setting off some pretty serious explosives for the … Continue reading
Posted in Achtung Baby, Germany, parenting Tagged free kids, German, paperback, parenting, self-reliance Leave a comment
A cover for ACHTUNG BABY
My book about German parenting is coming out in January 2, 2018, but this baby already has an awesome cover. It’s big, it’s bright, it’s yellow! And watch out for those kids! Read more about ACHTUNG BABY on this site, … Continue reading
Posted in Germany, parenting Tagged Berlin, books, Germany, independence, kids, parenting, self-reliance 2 Comments