Archive | July, 2010

Don’t Get Mad; Get Creative.

Margaret had a classic class clown in her second grade one year. Ruben was smart, active, inquisitive, and made the class laugh several times a day, disrupting Margaret’s lessons. She found him infuriating, but fury was not recognized as an acceptable professional approach. By the third week of the year, she was sending him into […]

Can I Trust My Teen?

A number of years ago, as I was driving north with my nineteen-year old daughter, she said: “Dad, you never gave me the No Smoking Lecture.” “I know,” I replied. “I always trusted you.” “But I needed it.” “What do you mean, you needed it?” “You do know I smoked, right?” Technorati Tags: ADolescent brain […]