My Dad Duty: Be the Face of Immunizations

My Good-Bad Dad skills are on display during my endless “well-baby” checkups.  As with most of the tenets of being a GBD, these skills will go generally unnoticed but are no-less valuable – particularly for my starting five. There is no better way to illustrate the tempered down nature of my parenting over time than … [Read more…]

Re-“Gifted”: Giving My Kids What I Don’t Want

My second grader has reached the second phase of the application process for the Gifted Program and my Good-Bad Dad muscles are pulsating.  Whether you know such a program as “Gifted” or “Extended Learning Program (ELP)” the concept is the same – providing more, different and focused learning to kids that show early educational promise.  … [Read more…]