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At Home Dad
 
Invisible Dads
Invisible Dads
Invisible Dads

Dads Don’t Count

Today I happened to read what may possibly be the most sexist article I will read all week. Over at Acculturated, Melissa Langsam Braunstein makes the pathetic attempt to argue that fathers aren’t important enough to be f...
 
Education
 
STEM Girls Rock
STEM Girls Rock
STEM Girls Rock

Keeping Girls on the STEM Career Track

We have a little girl whose future career choices change every few months. When Mommy had a baby boy, she decided she was going to be an obstetrician. Before that it has been a race car driver, chaffeur, chef, neurosurgeon, vet...
 
Parenting 101
 
Gratitude = Happiness
Gratitude = Happiness
Gratitude = Happiness

Teaching Gratitude Is More Than Just Good Manners

If you’re like me, you remember having to sit down after every birthday and Christmas to write thank you letters to the friends and relatives who sent you gifts. That’s just good manners, your parents explained. But...

 
Gifted
 
Gifted is the proper word
Gifted is the proper word
Gifted is the proper word

There’s Nothing Wrong With the Word Gifted

I was just perusing a blog I found called “Gifted Challenges.” It is written by Dr. Gail Post, and it seems to be a generally well-researched and well-thought out blog. I do, however, take exception to her objection...
 
Parenting 101
 
Silent Parent Support Network
Silent Parent Support Network
Silent Parent Support Network

The Silent Parent Support Network

My lovely wife forwarded me a link to an article she read last night. The message was blank other than that; no additional commentary needed. She knew I would “get it” as soon as I clicked on it. The column was by M...
 
Gifted
 
Gifted Snowflake Syndrome
Gifted Snowflake Syndrome
Gifted Snowflake Syndrome

Gifted Snowflake Syndrome

This morning as I sat down with my computer, I found myself struggling with a minor case of writer’s block. So, seeking inspiration, I put it aside and embarked upon my daily cruise around the internet to catch up on the ...

 
Parenting 101
 
Parent Aren't a Child's Best Friend
Parent Aren't a Child's Best Friend
Parent Aren't a Child's Best Friend

You Are Not Your Child’s Friend

In doing research for this article, I ran across a wide variety of opinions on the subject: Should you be your child’s friend? Some thought it ridiculous that you would try to be, and others thought it was ridiculous that...
 
Kitchen Kapers
 
Kitchen Kapers feeding your family
Kitchen Kapers feeding your family
Kitchen Kapers feeding your family

Parmesan Chicken Recipe

  Parmesan Chicken Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: Italian Author: Jim Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 55 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 5 lbs. chicken thighs or drumsticks 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup P...
 
Parenting 101
 
Parenting Principles Remain the Same
Parenting Principles Remain the Same
Parenting Principles Remain the Same

Every Child Is Different, But Parenting Principles Remain the Same

From time to time, we’ll be offering suggestions on how to better parent your child. To some you’ll say, “We already do that.” To others you’ll say, “We’d never do that with our kids.&#...

 
Gifted
 
Is it Giftedness or Something Else?
Is it Giftedness or Something Else?
Is it Giftedness or Something Else?

Gifted, ADHD, or Something Else?

SENG is out with a new brochure directed at pediatricians which addresses a serious problem in the gifted community: misdiagnosis of children. All too often, giftedness is misdiagnosed as ADHD, autism spectrum, a processing dis...