First Graders and The Littlest Pair

      Earlier this spring, I sat next to Janie, a first grade teacher, at a fundraising dinner.  As teachers, we quickly found “common ground” and spent a lovely evening together.  And, of course, my books came up in conversation.  I wasn’t sure if any of my books would…

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Creating a Safer World for Our Children

This past Friday, I heard about the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. The news commentators reflected on the recent mass shootings in Oregon, Tucson, Wisconsin, and Virginia Tech. Some talked about where it all began—Columbine High in Colorado. For me, a mother and now a grandmother, the horror evoked…

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“Two” Young for School?

I am aware that there is an ongoing debate about the wisdom of having two year old children in a nursery school drop off program. I looked on line to see if there have been any conclusive studies done that would lend credence to either side of the debate. While…

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