Tag Archives: education

On Words: Parent, parenting, parenthood…

Today I read a headline, no I did not read the entire article mostly because the headline infuriated me. Some woman in the UK is making a name for herself because she decided that instead of teaching her children how … Continue reading

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Book Review: 21 Questions for the 21St Century by Yuval Noah Harari

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The Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari, who vaulted to international fame with his highly acclaimed best seller, Sapiens, has written a new and interesting book that instead of looking towards the past to understand who we are today, looks at … Continue reading

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On Words: Normal

One thing you get used to, when you are a member of a family that has a child, or an adult, with special needs, is that your normal isn’t the norm. Now of course we, in the special needs community, … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year…thinking about the past to make a better future…

The powers that be decided I needed therapy. To be completely politically incorrect-I needed my head shrunk.It’s not that I didn’t care that I had cancer. I did. I was having it taken care of. But in the scheme of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Born to be Wild by Jess P. Shatkin, MD MPH

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Delayed adolescence has been in the news lately, and not in a good way. We have read and heard from an untold number of pundits, politicians, and social theorists how our young people are in danger of never growing up. … Continue reading

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On Words: Extended Adolescence

Adolescence: People say it like its a bad thing. I have yet to figure out what exactly is the problem. Young people, are young. They are inexperienced. They live a “je ne sais qua,” life. They are exploring the world … Continue reading

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On Words: “Behoove,” language, imagination, a discourse on rebellion

I just used the word “behoove” in a conversation. And no I wasn’t transported back to Victorian England. But it was an apropos use, for that apropos moment. What I realized, as soon as I stepped away from the discourse, … Continue reading

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