Lenore Skenazy allowed her nine-year-old son to ride home on the New York City subway, by himself, and it caused an outrage. People around the world literally flipped out about her decision. She became something of a celebrity and villain all the same time, which she documents in her blog and book, Free Range Kids: … More Which Risk Will You Take?
I’ve said some rather unhelpful things in my work as a therapist over the years. After fourteen years on the job, you’d think I’d know better. Actually, I often do understand that I shouldn’t say certain things to people who are suffering, but I manage to hear them coming out of my mouth regardless. Such … More Why do we say hurtful things to people who are suffering?
Not long ago I was sitting on my porch and saw my neighbour drive off with a cup of coffee on his roof. It was actually surprising how far he made it before it slid off and hit the road. Watching it slide around and knowing what was coming pulled something from deep within me. … More Glass Vase on the Roof Rack