Posts tagged "well-rounded"

Is the idea of the well-rounded child dead?

Is the idea of the well-rounded child dead?
When I was a kid, I remember hearing often that it was very important to be well-rounded. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines well-rounded as “having a broad educational background” and in the 1980s, that meant that I participated in a variety of disciplines across a multitude of backgrounds, including athletics, arts and academics. Today, though, the phrase... Read more »

I hate getting the park district program guide

Nothing causes parental panic in me like the arrival of the local park district program guide. I get nervous, and while I know I’m not going to feel good afterward, I open it anyway. Then the self-doubt creeps in completely takes over. What if my tween is great at fencing and we’ll never know because... Read more »