Archive for February 2016

Scary Harry: The case for violence in books for kids

Scary Harry: The case for violence in books for kids
When fact is often worse than fiction, is it all that bad for kids to get wrapped up in a gruesome book? Funny this column in the Washington Post should appear in the same week I got wrapped into a similar conversation on Facebook. The author-who-is-also-an-author was offering commentary on what kids can learn from... Read more »

Book Review: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Book Review: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
Once you’ve left the hallowed halls of education—the ones that when within, you read for points rather than pleasure, you’ll either continue to read because you always enjoyed it, or you’ll find entertainment elsewhere. Maybe both. I, for example, am going all in on the Westminster Dog Show tonight. Don’t judge. However, as entertaining as... Read more »

Book Review: It's. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris

Book Review: It's. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris
In case you didn’t remember, love hurts. Hard. Especially, when you are a parent. I’d never suggest there’s a special place in the hereafter for parents of children with special needs. To parent is to parent, regardless of circumstance, and for kids that present a different set of circumstances, it really just is perspective. A... Read more »
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