Category Archives: Parenthood

family and flourishing

In light of the recent kerfuffle arising from the letter to Princeton women (The original letter can still be found here.), this comment on reactions to a young woman’s pregnancy is also revealing. These stories reveal a cultural attitude toward … Continue reading

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born into a culture of rejection

An excellent question is followed by some significant insights in this column: “Are Born Children Suffering the Effects of the Abortion Culture?” The logic of “abortion rights” points inevitably in the direction Ms. Fox identifies. The messages being sent to … Continue reading

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things that keep me up at night (parent edition)

As a father of daughters, the current confusion among young males about what being a man entails bothers me. My daughters will do quite well in whatever they choose to do. I doubt they’ll settle. I hope they won’t pay … Continue reading

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It’s not just in New York City

The author of this piece on what has led to homeschooling his sons addresses dilemmas specific to New York City, but a lot of the issues are relevant across the country these days. This is another example of changes coming … Continue reading

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on walking with one’s daughter

On my way to work I saw a little girl walking to school with her dad. It of course made me think of how I’ve just, well, driven to school with my daughter, and dropped her off, and let her … Continue reading

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A question I have to ask

I’m just not sure I’m ready to think about the answer. What should I pack to wear at my daughter’s freshman Convocation?

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I need the new edition

of the glossary of terms currently in use by the student generation. Apparently, if my daughter’s reaction is any indication, one no longer refers to one’s “posse.” Who knew?

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The view from my window

Ah, the fresh, cool breeze rustling through the leaves of the tree out front. Hmm, there’s something a bit different in the front yard this morning: I hope you said “Hi” to the dog when she came down to greet … Continue reading

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on the differences between men and women (one of them, anyway)

In two weeks we’ll be in Michigan getting ready to leave after getting Heather settled in. There’s a lot of planning to do. I’ve learned Michelle has been doing some planning, including checking into how much it would cost to … Continue reading

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