Even if you are pro abstinence only education (and you believe that it works) there are crucial things you can tell young people without even talking to them about sex at all. While I am mainly aiming for girls here, most of these topics do apply to young boys as well. By the way, I am … Continue reading 12 Sex Ed Things That Aren’t Even About Sex
Have you heard of exam season? Exam season is when students are most productive. Really. We will clean our rooms, wash all the dishes, our roommate's dishes, sort through an entire semester's worth of laundry and bake cookies for the entire class. Anything but study for exams. So here I am, procrastinating, because I have … Continue reading How The He** Did I Learn How To Spell?
For my summer job, I'm working at Camp Shutaf - a summer camp for kids with and without special needs. I double as a councilor and a personal guide for a teen with Down Syndrome. Yesterday during lunch, I was handing out cups of water to the campers and as I observed the room out … Continue reading Totally Normal
Q: Isn't math boring? A: Sometimes. As in any field of study, there are rough areas you have to plough through in order to get to the truly fascinating stuff. All the math which is taught through the end of high school is like that. They only teach the basics, the raw and often ugly … Continue reading Why Math?
Ever seen that headline? I Googled it before I wrote this, so don't tell me you have. At some point in your life, I'm sure someone has said to you one of the following phrases: "You don't know you don't like it unless you try it." "You're not starving. I can't see your bones." "You … Continue reading Child Refuses Green Vegetables, Never Grows Up
Do you have moments when you just want to bury your face in your hands and shout, "Those @#$%*@# bullies!" Know what I mean? A few days ago I was babysitting an adorable two-year-old. We were at the playground, and I was waiting for him at the bottom of the hill while he skated down on … Continue reading Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Will Scar Me Forever