At the Core, we like to examine compelling stories in education. To support this effort, we have brought together two nationally recognized writers to discuss their most recent columns about the concepts of bad parenting and how losing might actually benefit our children. Jessica Lahey, who writes for the Times and The Atlantic, joins fellow op-ed Times writer Ashley Merryman to discuss kids, parenting, and schools in an ever-changing world filled with unrealistic expectations.
As a group, we talk about parents feeling detached from a generation of kids tethered to their social media networks and Facebook friends.
Lahey and Merryman provide fresh and coming-of-age positions on topics we all worry about when closing down for the evening.
JESSICA LAHEY is a former English, Latin, and writing teacher. She writes about education and parenting for The New York Times and on her site, Coming of Age in the Middle, and is the author of a forthcoming book about why and how parents need to let their children fail.