Megan Dunham

The "S" word

Family
by Megan Dunham
Posted 1/29/09, 02:15 pm

Socialization is a much-discussed topic among the educationally minded, but honestly, it's a tired debate. Those who argue against homeschooling claim that homeschooled children don't have enough opportunities to be involved with other kids so that they know how to behave properly. On the other hand, those who argue for homeschooling say their kids are so involved in outside activities with peers that they have trouble getting their homework done. Granted, I've overstated both sides, but you get the idea.

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President for (educational) choice

Education
by Megan Dunham
Posted 1/15/09, 02:36 pm

I can't be the only one scratching her head about President-elect Barack Obama's choice to send his daughters to Sidwell Friends School. It isn't that I don't want his kids to have a first-rate education; it's more that I want every kid to have a first-rate education.

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Great expectations

Family
by Megan Dunham
Posted 1/01/09, 02:35 pm

My oldest daughter turned 10 this week. I've told my girls (all four of them: ages 10, 8, 6, and 5) that when they turn 10, I'll take them on a special road trip to Chicago, just the two of us. On this excursion they will get their ears pierced, eat dinner at The American Girl Place, attend their first Broadway show, and have me completely to themselves for three days.

If the trip goes as perfectly as I've planned it all out, after we get back home we will never have any relational issues-set up to enter the teen years problem free.

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