In the British cartoon Sarah & Duck, Sarah is a girl who lives with her best friend, a mallard named Duck. Their home is devoid of adults except the omnipresent narrator/possible dad. Each short episode follows the pair through both mundane activities (like making a cake) and fantastical scenarios (like the cake…
My daughter is going to a new school this fall, with a brand new set of classmates and parents. I’m approaching the experience with an eye open for which kids she hits it off with and which parents I might connect with.
I used to be a librarian. I used to be a newspaper reporter. I used to be a market researcher in publishing. I used to have offices with doors, access to supply closets, and regular breaks to drink pots of free coffee.
While trying to write this article, I’ve had to shuffle a toddler off my lap about 57 times.
The toddler years are a time of conflicting objectives: on one hand, these young children want to see, do, and climb everything; on the other hand, parents want these children to survive.