Articles tagged parenting

‘Til Death Do You Part: And Other Thoughts About Family

Annabelle Gurwitch's humorous memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are, captures how one is forever in the thralls of the family -- no matter the form that family takes.

READ more
‘This Is Us’ Slows Down to Question the Meaning of the Word Home

Home becomes a place to both run to and run away from in "The Right Thing to Do".

READ more
‘This Is Us’ Offers the Viewer Many Gifts In Its First Christmas Episode

"Last Christmas" understands that the holidays are a time of both great joy and not-so-great family dynamics.

READ more
‘This Is Us’ “The Trip” Explores the Past to Cast Light on the Present

A cabin in the woods becomes a place for revelation, recriminations, and reconfiguration in "The Trip".

READ more
“Pilgrim Rick” Shows the Best (and Worst) Parts of Holiday Traditions

The past becomes the present and the present informs the past in This Is Us's Thanksgiving episode "Pilgrim Rick".

READ more
“The Best Washing Machine” Comes Equipped With Sibling Rivalry, Hard Choices, and Big Secrets

With "The Best Washing Machine in the World", This Is Us reaffirms its understanding of the tone and rhythm of its narrative and its protagonists.

READ more
‘This Is Us’ Has Some Mixed Messages About Parenting in “Career Days”

This Is Us is in danger of presenting parenthood as a zero sum game.

READ more
‘Captain Fantastic’ Sheds Light on the Travails of Parenting Outside the Box

Like Aesop's fable of the eagle and the jackdaw, Captain Fantastic struggles with the difficulty of raising intellectually engaged children.

READ more
Parenting with ‘Angry Birds’

Boy, was I surprised to discover that those angry birds were really just a flock of angry parents.

READ more

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

READ the article