Erica Christakis on summer reading: “Think of unstructured time as negative space in a painting, illuminating what is otherwise hard to see. It may be more valuable in the long term than checking off another title on the summer book list.” “We need to engage with our children deeply on their own terms, with loving,…Details
My article on screen time and screen time anxiety in parents is up on Washington Post. Would love to know what you guys think and what your take on kids and screen time issues is: “If you undervalue your child’s screen experiences, you miss an opportunity to learn about their interests and strengths. Worst of…Details
“Wish that deleting a draft was as satisfying as pulling paper out of a typewriter and crinkling into a ball
“Wish that deleting a draft was as satisfying as pulling paper out of a typewriter and crinkling into a ball.”
Oh my, I need a lot of new words. And I didn’t even know I needed them until I read this. A few of my favourites: gigil (Tagalog, “the irresistible urge to pinch/squeeze someone because they are loved or cherished”). mbuki-mvuki (Bantu, “to shed clothes to dance uninhibited”) aware—the Japanese noun for “the bittersweetness of…Details
“I think of how common this curious kind of grief must be to any parent who has emigrated. You want your children to bloom where they are planted and firmly be of a place. Yet you want them to know and honor their origins because that is what made you as their parent who…Details
Ah. This is amazing. “Never use the word “sorry” in any context whatsoever or you will be letting all women down.”
My office lately. Baby strapped to my chest, phone and/or book in hand, view. Quiet. Not exactly my backyard but close enough that it might as well be.
I was flattered to get this in my blog inbox. I’m happy that something I’ve said was able to inspire a quote, haha.