Bored to tears

Bored to tears

An article in Quartz yesterday ballyhooed how psychologists believe kids should be given ample opportunity to be bored over the summer.  Here’s a representative quote from one of the putatively expert psychologists featured: “Your role as a parent is to prepare...
My 3-year-old’s beautiful questions

My 3-year-old’s beautiful questions

I was reading to my just turned 3-year-old daughter Cybele the stirring children’s book Something Beautiful by Dennis Wyeth, about a child who lives in a poverty-stricken area. At one point, the child passes by a woman “whose home is a big cardboard...