Printed books way better than tablets for parent-child bonding: study

Reading a bedtime story to my daughter is something I look forward to all day. When it comes to story time, printed books are still “the gold standard” according to a new study which suggests parents and children have less interaction when using tablets. “The print book is a really beautiful object in that each … Continue reading Printed books way better than tablets for parent-child bonding: study

Lessons to Learn from Across the Atlantic: Who has a better educational system, the U.S. or U.K.? by Rebecca Grant

“Do you prefer the educational system here or in the U.S.?” a parent recently asked me. For context, I am an American living in the U.K. Having taught at the elementary school level in each country and now as a parent, I suppose I am uniquely placed to answer such a question. The answer is, … Continue reading Lessons to Learn from Across the Atlantic: Who has a better educational system, the U.S. or U.K.? by Rebecca Grant

The Invisible Harm to Many on Leaving Neverland

Whatever your opinion on the Michael Jackson documentary, the one fact is that it does not encourage victims of sexual assault to come forward. I am not going to state my opinion on the subject. All I will say is that there are two sides to every story. However, just because one side is not able to give their version does not mean that the vocal side is lying. As a documentary, Leaving Neverland is compulsive viewing. It has, however, done nothing to encourage other victims of abuse to come forward.