how do I give my kid quality time?

Imaginary Enemies: The Importance of Losing All Track of Time

October 6, 2010

I looked out into the backyard a while back and saw Stephen, my 10 year-old, flying across the grass on a yellow Hippity Hop, scowling fiercely. He wore his bike helmet and a knight’s breast plate made of plastic.  He held the Hippity Hop’s handle with one hand, and in the other, he grasped a […]

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Counting Jumps: the Importance of Simply Giving “Time”

September 29, 2010

A catalog arrived recently, one of the few we still receive.  On its glossy front page was a family playing a board game together in their backyard.  I’d heard about this new game from a friend, one that’s fun for parents and kids, and additionally gives kids’ arithmetic skills a boost. In the catalog the […]

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