Raising green Kids
Most of the news you can find on different information mediums are abjectly depressing nowadays, and some of the worst, and most hopeless, is the perpetual damage that human kind is causing to the earth and our environment. ‘Green’ has become a buzzword, right up there with ‘social entrepreneurship’, with a lot of companies, organizations and individuals talking about what ‘going green’ means to them, and why it’s important. Recently, at a climate change conversation at Stanford University, moderated by Lesley Stahl and attended by industry bigwigs such as JB Straubel, CTO of Tesla, and George P. Shultz, former States Secretary, I realized that, as a
my 9 year old son
5 things I did to help my son become a better reader
Here are five things I did to help my sone become a better reader: Those of you who are blessed with sons who embrace reading from a very young age, a glass of wine to you! But for many of us it is an ongoing battle. When my son was younger I was faced with the great challenge of how to help nurture in him a love of reading. It was always a struggle, especially when it came to having him read books that were at his level. At his previous school in New York, Hackley School, he was not the worst reader at all, but I always felt that he needed to build his reading stamina, and be encouraged to pick up a book on his own without me directing him to do so. His school had an excellent reading program and there was a reading specialist on the staff to guide the reading curriculum in the classroom, as well as to identify where every child was on the reading spectrum.