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When Children Know Best

A gap year turned out to be just what my daughter needed after high school. As I wrote for The New York Times, now I’m a believer. Advertisements

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Throwing My Counterweight Around

One of my key roles as parent is to contradict whatever my children do or say. If a child is feeling blue, my job is to cheer her up; if she’s inexplicably giddy, I make her empty the dishwasher. When … Continue reading

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