Author Archives: David

“P” is for Parsimonious Perspicacious Panda-monium

Consider Tony looking at the “p” that his kindergarten teacher has gracefully written on the whiteboard. “Panda,” she says; “Papa.” As the other children look and listen appreciatively, Tony sees the “P” shift and transform. The “p” becomes a “b.” Wait a minute: Is that a “p” or a “b”? That “b” can’t be for…Read the full article

BOBO

Recently another parenting article found its way into print by the next in a line of namby pamby, touchy feely, peace, love, ten-speed, hearts and flowers, knitting granola, Whimpasaurus moms. Amy Chua argues for no sleepovers. Of course sensible parents who want what is best for their children do not allow sleepovers. Sleepovers are filled…Read the full article

Ethics

A student is caught texting during an exam, a clear violation of the honor code at her high school. The teacher looks at the student’s phone. Who is on the other side of the conversation? Who is supplying the answers to the test? Another ethically challenged student? No. The answers are coming from mom. At…Read the full article