Apr 172013
 
In the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings: Resources for Helping Children Deal with News Violence

As I am feeling the distress of the city as the rampant violence in the world has now hit Boston. Children in Boston and beyond are hearing yet again about the horrors of violence.  Here are 2 items I have written in the past about how adults can help children deal with violence they hear [Click for more…]

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Dec 162012
 

I want you all to know about the exciting new guide, “Facing the Screen Dilemma:  Children, Technology and Early Education.”  It is described below in the message that was sent out to list members of my organization, Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment.  As you’ll read below, I co-authored the guide with two colleagues who also care deeply [Click for more…]

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Mar 202012
 

Originally posted on Wheelock College’s Aspire Wire March 20, 2012 The Boston Globe article, “In Reversal, Kids Nag Parents to Step Away from Their Phones, Laptops” by Beth Yeitell (March 8, 2012, available here) once again blames parents for doing it wrong.  They are spending too much time with technology and screens instead of spending time with their [Click for more…]

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Jul 042011
 

Lisa Murphy voices several thoughtful and important concerns about the draft statement.  Lisa kindly shared her letter with me and gave permission for me to share it with readers of my blog.  I’m interested to hear your thoughts about what she has to say. FROM LISA MURPHY: To whom it may concern: Discussions around the [Click for more…]

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Jan 282010
 
The bigger meaning of Senator Elect’s Comments about His “Available Daughters”

The election of Republican Scott Brown to the US Senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy made last week a very bad one for Democrats, Obama and a new political agenda.  And appallingly as it turned out, when Brown made his acceptance speech, it also became a very bad week for girls and young women.  During [Click for more…]

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