Each year, the Chicago Public Library Foundation sponsors a great program called One Book, One Chicago (OBOC). The question that the program asks is "What if all of Chicago read the same book at the same time?" It started in 2001, and over the years they have continued to add programming supporting discussions around each title. In 2013, they expanded the idea so that it's not just about a book, but about a theme emphasized in the book, and that the program offerings would expand throughout the system. This year the theme is "Imagine The Future" and the book is Do Androids … [Read more...]
Jessica Lahey thinks parents these days are too afraid to let their kids fail at even smallest of tasks. And that may lead to failure as adults.
Lahey's latest book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed is a national best-seller with its premise that we help our kids develop more resourcefulness, skills and confidence by not constantly running to their rescue and protecting them from adversity and consequences.
Lahey discusses her book on the latest episode of The Modern … [Read more...]