What can you change?

What can you change?

I have worked in large urban public schools for over 15 years and my kids have gone through public elementary, middle, and high schools in suburbs. I have two front-row seats to witness How Schools Really Work: Extreme Edition. If a school is running...
WORKSHOP: Finding Your Parenting Superpower

WORKSHOP: Finding Your Parenting Superpower

I am so pleased to announce a workshop I will lead at Friends’ Central School on March 10th at 7pm titled: Laugh More, Yell Less: Finding Your Parenting Superpower. At this interactive workshop (flyer below), I will reveal the hard science behind parenting...
Why do I need to be positive?

Why do I need to be positive?

“Why do psychologists all want people to be happy all the time? What’s wrong with being a pessimist or feeling depressed sometimes?” “I like the way it feels to be angry. I like to get it out of my system and just yell sometimes. And isn’t it proven that you need a...
I’m on TV! (well, almost)

I’m on TV! (well, almost)

I was almost on TV. Really. I was almost picked to be the host of a new reality show. Yes, I have been on TV a couple times before. I was the expert interviewed on the news, answering questions about bullying and how parents can help their kids with fears about school...
Would you like to share your story?

Would you like to share your story?

Would you like to share your story? It’s easy to complain. You get stuff off your chest. It feels good for the moment. But nothing changes. Complaining hasn’t helped me any. When I look for the good moments in parenting, I have more of those. I want to hear about your...
What are my superpowers?

What are my superpowers?

My superpowers give me the courage to “go out on a limb.” When I was a kid, I wanted the powers I saw in comic books like super-strength and the ability to fly. As a father, I am discovering new superpowers that I had all along. The last few years, my life feels like...
Lean In this Father’s Day

Lean In this Father’s Day

[Also featured at UNCOMMEN and The Good Men Project] My friend Nathaniel Turner at The Raising Supaman Project just asked me, “when is Father’s Day?” then answered his own question: to him, every day feels like Father’s Day. He feels grateful to have his son in his...