Recently, I have connected with some childhood friends, and have been reminded of my first love. It was interesting because I didn’t remember much about it until friends and I reminisced over stories. Songs, like signposts, directed my thoughts to places traversed lifetimes ago. I was only 13 years old in middle school, and this [...]
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Last night I returned from Cairo, a city still in turmoil. TV screens across the city broadcast live feeds from Tahrir Square and other hotspots. Angry chants fill the air wherever you go including the airport lounges at Cairo International Airport. Young, old, Egyptian or foreigner – you simply cannot escape the anger in Egypt. [...]
We often hold onto a lot of assumptions about our children, based on old stories of how they once were. As parents we must understand and accept that our kids are growing and changing every day and that they will continue to do so into adulthood. Therefore, if we choose to hold our children in [...]
Last year, Amelia went to Greece for a week as part of her school program. This was the first time she had traveled abroad without us. I was excited and I knew it was going to be a learning experience for her, but I never realized that it was going to be learning experience for [...]
Dave Marcus, author of Acceptance: A Legendary Guidance Councilor Helps Seven Kids Find the Right Colleges—Find Themselves, has a wonderful piece in the New York Times about how he came to terms with the fact that his son will not likely follow in his Ivy League footsteps. Initially blinded and disappointed that his son was [...]
I’m about to face the most difficult event of my life. My 12-year old daughter is about to slip out of my reach and go away without dad or mom for an entire week. She’ll be on a school trip studying ancient Greece – in GREECE!!! While her mom is excited for her to discover [...]