Smell Like Teen Spirit
April 7, 2016
All those crazy-making brain changes are preparing the brain for unprecedented learning. And, as such, they are critical to helping our teens grow up and be the smart, capable adults they need to become so they won’t live forever in our basements.
February 24, 2016
Today is the day my son enrolled in college, which is weird, because I swear it was just last Tuesday that he was racing Hot Wheels cars across the kitchen floor.
September 17, 2015
I am well aware of what I will be losing when my youngest gets his driver’s license, and it feels bittersweet.
August 26, 2015
It is the summer before the summer before college for my soon-to-be senior. My kids are lined up like tennis balls at the base of a ball machine chute. Before I know it — WHOOSH! ….WHOOSH! They’ll be gone.
August 5, 2015
The kids were crying and hugging each other, declaring “Love you!” whenever one of them piled their belongings into a parent’s car or a New York City taxi to leave for home. Their heartbreak was palpable, their connection undeniable. I was watching this going on around me as I sat on the bench last weekend outside […]
July 14, 2015
But I thought that the visit interrupted the natural flow of their scarce time away from home, when kids discover who they are when they’re not with their parents.
June 28, 2015
There are three things you will see on every college tour, and two of them are pretty much the same. One matters the most.