Our First College Tour

On Saturday, my oldest child turned 16.  On Monday, she got her learner’s permit.  And yesterday, I walked with her all over my alma mater, Northwestern--our first ever college tour.  Today we look at University of Chicago.Whew!  Time flies when you’re having (or even not having) fun.As I’ve talked about this college trip at the end of her sophomore year, almost everyone (including my husband), says something like, “Wow, you’re starting early!”And of course, I suspect they’re also thi … [Read more...]

A Tiger Mom Fights Fat

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Parenting books are all the rage these days, but they’ve taken a different turn ever since Amy Chua’s book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, hit the shelves a year ago and struck a nerve.  These current books aren’t filled with parental angst about the fragile state of a child’s self-esteem or soft lines such as, “Honey, you’re perfect the way you are...”  Instead, the parenting is critical, harsh and results-oriented.In a recent article called “Weight Watchers” in April's Vogue magazine, Dara-L … [Read more...]


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