Tag: Education

  • Being There

    One of my dearest friends lost her 28-year-old son-in-law to cancer yesterday. He and his wife, her daughter, celebrated their three year wedding anniversary only four months ago. These two kids spent almost half their marriage dealing with cancer. Imagine that. I don’t mind telling you that my husband and I conducted their wedding and […]

  • Family Tree Assignment

    I’m feeling a little blue lately. The spring is a time of anniversary reactions among my traumatized children, some of whom coincidentally had their biggest traumas, including the first big trauma of birth and separation from their birth mothers, in the spring. It’s also a time of anniversaries for me. My daughter Olivia went into crisis […]

  • The Miseducation of Children

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a thousand words must be worth ten thousand words. This is the case with Franz Kafka’s short story, “A Country Doctor.” In just a few paragraphs, Kafka is able to paint a picture of a society losing its internal moorings and turning from the spiritual to […]

  • Diagnosing Boys Who Behave Badly

    Earlier this week I felt anger and sadness over watching a little boy I know fading into the black hole that sensitive and artistic little children can go into.  Today it seems that the obvious must be stated: boys are different than girls. They start different, and they end up different. They act different at […]