Category Archives: Criticism

The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister do vibrato, she’s better than you at it.” As soon as the words left my mouth, I regretted them.  Oh, I tried to make up for it, telling my daughter I wasn’t telling … Continue reading

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Saying (doing) what we SHOULD

It didn’t take me long to realize that in all the venting I did in Thursday’s blog post, I spent a lot of time talking about what shouldn’t be done, as opposed to what should be.  That really isn’t the … Continue reading

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Saying what we should not

They learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the … Continue reading

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Public/Private vs. Alternative Ed & Homeschooling… my thoughts and experiences

I watched a short documentary tonight about the high school I would have attended had we not moved just before my 8th grade year, Hume-Fogg Academy.  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my school experiences, how culturally diverse they … Continue reading

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The Myth of Natural Talent (and ability, and intelligence, and personality, and…) – part four – Mindset

. Why can praising intelligence actually jeopardize a child’s success?  Why are positive labels (“you’re so smart!  you’re so talented!”) dangerous? Last week, I wrote about a neurological substance called myelin which is responsible for the speed at which neurons … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought – Rachel Evans … Accidental Fences

Today’s thought is actually a link to another blog post.  Almost a year ago, blogger and writer Rachel Held Evans started a project she called “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” in which she committed one year of her life “to … Continue reading

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Sunday Linkage: Kathryn Stockett (Author of ‘The Help’) On Success and Rejection

Kathryn Stockett’s book, The Help, which has now been turned into a movie, was rejected 60 times before becoming a bestseller.  In an article featured in More, she writes: “I can’t tell you how to succeed. But I can tell … Continue reading

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