Opinion/Essay

The Tragedy of Baltimore’s Dawnta Harris
Originally published on May 3, 2019 By now, most of us have seen the mug shot of then 16-year-old city
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UMD Students Deserve Better
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on December 13, 2018. Like countless other parents of college-bound high school seniors living
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The Kavanaugh allegations dredged up bad memories. But it’s my teen daughter I worry about.
Originally published on September 27, 2018 on Washingtonpost.com It has been 30 years. I thought I had moved on from
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The voyeur vacation: How much of your friends’ fabulous trips do you really want to see?
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on August 23, 2018. It’s the middle of August and, so far this summer,
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How We Get ADHD Wrong
Originally published in Education Week on February 13, 2018 Today, more than 10 percent of all children ages 5-17 in
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Could a Food Pantry Be in Your Future?
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on May 12, 2017. As I was placing jars of spaghetti sauce on the
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Are smartphones killing your relationship with your kids?
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on October 26, 2016. For parents of teenagers, it’s tougher now than ever to
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The Youth Sports Machine
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on June 2, 2014 Parents of child athletes, take this quiz: Does your child receive
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Making Work Work for Moms
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on October 28, 2015  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When you become a mother, you have your choice
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A Mother’s Warning: “Moderation!”
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on March 20, 2016   Moderation!” This was my mother’s parting word to me
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Year-round school would benefit kids, economy
The office of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently released a report suggesting that Maryland students start school after Labor Day
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Let’s go O’s! [Commentary]
I'm so thrilled for the Orioles, for the city of Baltimore, and for my 12-year-old son, who's learned what it
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Flowers From Uncle Sam
Originally published in Newsweek, September 26, 2008 Every time I step outside to water the flowers on my front porch, I
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Doing laps with Michael Phelps
As a plodding lap swimmer at Meadowbrook, the Mt. Washington pool where Michael Phelp shas trained for almost two decades,
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