don’t make your kid a Kanye – why you need a reality check.

In 2007, New York Magazine published an article “How Not to Talk to Your Kids.”  The synopsis of which is a fairly simple rule for all parents to follow:  stop calling your children smart.  The response? Overwhelming as it was controversial, as groves of behavior analysts, teachers, and naturally a few soccer moms, weighed their opinions […]

A Snowed-In Southerner’s Response to Northern Critics

   At least twice I day I get polled by a passerby with the question, “Where are you from?”  The question isn’t based out of politeness, but instead a direct reaction to my thick, Southern accent.  I never encountered this before I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina- a cultural melting pot filled with Asians, African, […]