Charlotte Mason Friendly Preschool at Home

Charlotte Mason Friendly Preschool at Home

In my last post, I listed the reasons why our family is spending time on ‘preschool’ this year. Despite Charlotte Mason’s belief that children shouldn’t have formal lessons before the age of six, I think that our approach to preschool…

What Americans are Getting Right and Wrong in Their Obsession with Parenting

What Americans are Getting Right and Wrong in Their Obsession with Parenting

Parents are investing more and more time into their children’s development, Alia Wong points out in the beginning of her recent article on The Atlantic: The American Obsession with Parenting. Wong points to several studies showing that this is quantitatively true,…

Respect Play

Respect Play

When N was much younger, a friend asked how was getting on. This happens to be one of my favorite topics, and I quickly started describing how he was hitting different toys with a mallet – obviously figuring out the different…

A Classic Case for Parenting Slowly

A Classic Case for Parenting Slowly

Imagine you are at the playground with your toddler. He makes his way to a ladder leading to a slide. After considering it, he climbs up one rung and stops. He looks at you, and starts to fuss: he seems…

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