Crafting in Clay

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Our drive home from the orthodontist turned into an impromptu art class. For some inexplicable reason, Boy #3 brought along some modeling clay. He crafted a bullet out of his clay and showed it to his brothers, who promptly told him everything that was wrong with it (“it doesn’t even have a primer pan”). They, […]

Teaching Boys to Write

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In 2010, a headline blared, “Three-year-old boys should be made to write to stop gender gap.” Officials in the UK, well-aware of the academic achievement gap that continues to exist between boys and girls, particulary in the area of writing, recommended that three-year-old boys do more writing and drawing. Never mind the fact that three-year-olds are the most […]