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Homeschooling with Bubbie and Grammy: History and Math – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Old Annapolis Addressing fifth grade Social Studies content, Grammy and I worked in a tour of Annapolis last week, focusing on the...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: The Necessity of Play – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. This week’s reflection centers on play. It doesn’t take very long following a structured activity for play to take over. By...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Time for the Important Stuff – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Prior to the pandemic, I would say that I lived a pretty fast-paced life – about 7 days a week of...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Dreams Take Flight – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. In high school I read Teaching as a Subversive Activity by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner as well as Summerhill: a Radical...

Homeschooling with Bubbie – From Astronomy to Zoology: Ghost Crabs and the Big Dipper – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. One of the many attractive features of homeschooling is that it can be done anywhere, anytime. I am writing this from...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Who Teaches Whom? – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Six months into the pandemic, my husband and I bought a camper as we looked forward to weekend and summer trips...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Field Trips – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Why am I homeschooling my grandchildren? With cases of Covid-19 straining the limits of area hospitals, and in the midst of a...

Homeschooling with Bubbie – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. With the pandemic still throwing curve balls at anyone’s ability to plan much beyond tomorrow, the idea of homeschooling two of...

Anxiety About Return to School – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Debbie, To say we are anxious about returning to in-person school is an understatement. Our kids did virtual school all...

Value, Not Cost for Preschool Playthings – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Debbie, I’m a preschool teacher but also a mom of two little ones. My new classroom is sparsely furnished and...

Angry Six-Year-Old – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Debbie, The oldest of my three boys is six-years-old. He took some time to adjust to his younger brother when...

De-Scatter De-Clutter – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Debbie, Is it possible to change my children’s habits of just leaving toys, clothes, and other things scattered around where...

Continued Vaccination Avoidance – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Debbie, I was appalled to find out that a responsible young adult who, prior to the pandemic, often babysat for...

Firstborn Pressures – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Debbie, I’m not a firstborn child but have seen how my older sister, and first-borns in other families that I...

Discipline Requires Teamwork – Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, I have three little ones and my biggest stressor right now is disagreeing with my husband on how to discipline them. I...

Speaking Two Languages – Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, I am the mother of two wonderful girls, a toddler and an almost three-year-old. I switch back and forth between speaking English...

Letting Go of Old Toys – Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, I need suggestions for helping my children let go of stuff, especially toys. My daughter, particularly, has the memory of an elephant...

Fear of Bugs – Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My soon to be eight-year-old has developed a phobia of insects over the past year. This is the time of year we’d...

Explaining Juneteenth—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My children, ages 5 and 7, were excited to attend the parade and festival in Annapolis to celebrate Juneteenth but they had...

Computer Melt Downs

Dear Dr. Debbie, I am so exhausted from supporting my six-year-old through this school year. She’s a high energy child and just doesn’t have the...
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