Parenting for the Real World

Second of three from Gus: I parent this way: I’d rather teach knife safety than pretend that knives don’t exist and admonish my son from ever touching one. Same would go for firearms, if I could own any. Teaching proper safety keeps kids safe. Pretending dangers don’t exist, or forbidding kids from touching something thatContinue reading “Parenting for the Real World”

Meet Our Writers: Introducing ‘Eddie Sidgeweck’

FACTS / NU wants to do a better job of engaging the readers of this blog and our other materials. To that end, we have assembled a number of registrants or registrants’ family members who will contribute under pen names. Here’s the second of our writers: _ _ _ From “Eddie Sidgeweck”: Like Gus, EddieContinue reading “Meet Our Writers: Introducing ‘Eddie Sidgeweck’”

Overreaction is the New Norm

Or, How Nobody has any Common Sense AnymoreFirst of Three from “Gus”: It’s a sad fact that nobody who works with children can take a joke these days. In the realm of educators and the administration of schooling, grown-ups need to have a love for that line of work and a  ton of understanding. Why? BecauseContinue reading “Overreaction is the New Norm”