Tag Archives: adolescence

How to argue with teenagers? Know when to stop!

I’ve had occasion in the past to favourably cite psychologist Anthony E. Wolf, the parenting columnist at The Globe and Mail.  In this morning’s paper, he discusses what he calls the No. 1 day-to-day mistake parents of teens make: not withdrawing from … Continue reading

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Toxic Parent Brain

Over at The Committed Parent, Jeanne Denney discusses what she terms, ‘toxic parent brain’. It happens less than it used to, but still more than I wish. Often it happens so suddenly that it catches me by surprise and I … Continue reading

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Mind & Generosity

Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swiss Miss has pointed me towards two wonderful gifts.  The first is a video clip of a lecture by the psychiatrist and originator of logotherapy, Viktor Frankl, and the second is a quotation that the latter … Continue reading

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“How Much Do Students Study?”

Mark Bauerlein, professor of English at Emory University, has a very interesting post at Brainstorm–Lives of the Mind on this subject.  According to the last National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), college teachers believe that students must do around 25 … Continue reading

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How serious is classical music?

Classical music reeks of class while at the same time classic rock rears its populist head. Politicians construct their cultural image around popular music – rubbing shoulders with Bono and filling their imaginary desert islands with the noises, sounds and … Continue reading

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