Tag :parents

Posted on 01 Jul 2015
Parenting the Way Out of Racism

As I prepared to devote my column to celebrating African American fathers doing fabulous jobs as leaders in their families, the shooting at Emmanuel AME Zion Church in South Carolina changed the trajectory of my thinking...

Posted on 25 Jun 2014
Of A Jeep Wranger, Corporal Punishment and Compassion …

"earthly magic" by earthly magic The weekend following the accident my daughter would tell me of how on his arrival, the woman’s husband offered to and helped my daughter move the boxes of books, copies of my novels, ...

Posted on 21 Jun 2013
Got Middle Schoolers? 3 Lessons To Teach Your Child Before They Enter Middle School

I watch the parents struggle to hold it together at fifth grade graduation—wife included—as they wrap their minds around the fact that their babies are not babies anymore; and that they are about to embark on perhaps...

Posted on 10 Jul 2012
The Underground Philosophy of Education Blog: Community and Schools

We all have heard the old adage that “you are what you eat;” but on similar terms, an idea should also exist stating that “you are where you live.” This idea reflects the concept of community, and what it means t...