Dr. Leonard Sax

To Bee or Not to Bee

With close to a 100-years-old history, the Scripps National Spelling Bee can be considered an American institution. While the idea of studying the dictionary and memorizing lists of words might not grab you the competition, boasting both prestige and sizable cash prizes, proves attractive to many.  It is worth pondering what it says about our...

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Job Description: Willing to Be Unpopular

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ post by Rebecca Masinter Today, I’d like to take a look at the first unpopular stand a Jewish mother took. In Genesis 21, Sarah tells Abraham to banish Yishmael and Hagar from their home.  We tend to think of this as a straightforward decision but the verse tells us that Abraham...

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2 Book Reviews: Girls on the Edge and The Collapse of Parenting

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how eye-opening I found Dr. Leonard Sax’s book, Boys Adrift. Since that time, I have read two more of the doctor’s books: Girls on the Edge and The Collapse of Parenting. I highly recommend them both. Let me share some of my take-aways from these books. Dr. Sax...

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Boys Adrift – a must-read book

You have seen those ads for medications that ask questions such as: Do you ever have trouble falling asleep? Are you ever anxious? Does the world ever seem like a scary place? They might as well ask: Are you human? I have two questions of my own: Do you have any sons? Daughters? Students? Neighbors?...

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