Posts Tagged: adolescents

Book Review: My Sister’s Keeper

by Dr. Marian Fritzemeier, Ed.D. When I taught Child Development in a Learning Community with an English teacher, all the reading was based on child development content. The fiction book we selected was My Sister’s Keeper. The Story The story begins with a couple’s decision to genetically engineer a baby to become a bone marrow…

Book Review: All Grown Up and No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 As I research for my book series, From Diapers to Diamonds: Raising Responsible Adults, I discover a book that raises many of the issues I’m answering in this parenting series. Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest written by Sally Koslow documents why a generation of…

Laundry or Writing?

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 “What keeps you from writing?” questions keynote speaker, during a writers conference in late March. “The Laundry,” one mother replies. The laundry? How old are your kids? I wonder. The speaker wonders the same. “How old are your kids?” he probes. “Four teenagers and one husband,” she boasts….