More Talking, and Writing, about Competition (while being a mom)!

It’s been a busy week; and I suspect it will continue to get busier as I prepare for the release of Playing to Win— or at least I hope so! Before detailing those though, some thoughts on making all this work as a mom: On the day I did the two TV appearances described below, […]

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Lines to Add to my Son’s Baby Resume: Infant Scientist and TV Star

Is there anything worse than a Harvard stage mother? No, there is not. When I was an undergraduate and saw all the babies going to do experiments in William James Hall, I vowed that someday my kids would do the same. But in the haze of postpartum life I forgot my promise to myself. Until […]

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The “Cool” Power of Pageantry

This morning I was on NECN’s Morning Show talking about the controversy surrounding the Indian Land Elementary Warrior School Pageant— a child beauty pageant meant to be a fundraiser in South Carolina that was ultimately canceled after parent protests. You can read more of my thoughts on “Parents against pageants” by clicking here.  In a […]

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What happens when you are first-time parents who study competition and education? Part II

Almost 9-months ago, right before my son was born, I blogged about how my work and my husband’s work would impact our parenting.  Obviously so much in our lives has changed since then– yet much has remained the same. Various “family business” over the past week captures all of our various interests… and hint at […]

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The Need for Parenting Credentials?

While most of us spent yesterday celebrating fathers we seem to spend the rest of the year placing parents under a microscope.  So far in 2012 we’ve heard about why French parents are superior and why you aren’t good enough if you aren’t a breast-feeding mom.  And those are just the major headlines. Yesterday The Boston […]

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Bully for Beauty: In the Press

This past week I was thrilled to appear on NECN’s Morning Show to talk about issues in the lives of today’s high schoolers (from the celebratory to the traumatic)– and what parents and educators can do to help. Bullying is a major issue for kids today, and the new documentary Bully was the impetus for […]

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Pretty Parenting in the Press: Last week’s media appearances

Last week, in between two month vaccines (I may have cried more than he did!) and StrollFit classes to try to lose that baby weight, I was busy talking about a few different strands of my research. 1) I appeared on NECN’s The Morning Show to talk about a new, disturbing trend: T(w)een girls posting […]

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NECN Appearance on Andover Sports Hazing and Parents’ Right to Question Coaching Credentials

In the aftermath of a hazing incident at a summer basketball camp, two Andover High School students have been expelled, the franchised basketball camp (Hoop Mountain) has been kicked off the college campus where the camp was held, and a legal investigation is underway as well. I appeared on NECN’s The Morning Show (NECN is […]

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