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ALFIE KOHN: MY HERO

I can’t think of a better way for me to have spent Martin Luther King Day than to have worked on this post. I’m a sucker for brilliant, funny performers. My husband John Lehr is one. But sometimes at night when we’re in bed eating frozen grapes and watching The Daily Show I’ll say “Honey, [...]

YOU’RE STUPID MOMMY! GO AWAY! YOU’RE YUCKY!

The subject of today’s blog is angry children saying and doing things that in turn anger their parents which in turn “makes” their parents say and do things that further anger or alienate their children in their well-intentioned effort to show them that they will not tolerate rude behavior. Not after all of the things [...]

Hello!

If I may, I’d love just 90 seconds of your time to tell you about me and my new blog: Goodjobandotherthings.com. If I can manage to pique your interest, I hope you’ll check it out and, who knows, even subscribe. ABOUT ME: I’m not always the warm, non-judgemental person I want to be—particularly when I’m at a [...]