The Cultural Structuring of Mealtime Socialization – Elinor Ochs, Merav Shohet

The title says it all. This paper discusses the impact mealtime has for children and the their social skills. It also discusses how mealtime varies in cultures. I would not say that this paper has changed how I approach mealtime with my kids, but rather it gave me a better understanding of the methods I … Continue reading The Cultural Structuring of Mealtime Socialization – Elinor Ochs, Merav Shohet

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My Dad’s Not Perfect, But He’s Still My Hero

My dad is flawed like we all are, and I can’t say that I fully understood who he was until I became a father. My dad was rough when I was a kid. He yelled a lot and showed very little emotion, which was hard for me because I was a very emotional kid. In … Continue reading My Dad’s Not Perfect, But He’s Still My Hero