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Selected Articles

Read selected articles from the archives of our annual journal Parents League Review

Parenting | Early Childhood | Schools


Understanding Racial Identity Review 2019
An Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum

White Children and Race Review 2019
Robin DiAngelo, Writer and Consultant

Why You Shouldn’t Punish Your Kids Review 2019
Joanna Faber and Julie King, Authors and Parent Educators

The New, Nonhierarchical Family Review 2019
Ron Taffel, Clinical Psychologist and Writer

Relationship Starvation by iPad Review 2018
Adam Alter, Writer and Professor, New York University

The Psychologist Parent Review 2018
Lisa Damour, Clinical Psychologist and Writer

From Screen Time Guilt to Media Mentorship Review 2018
Lisa Guernsey, New America

Kids and Money Talk Review 2018
Beth Kobliner, Personal Finance Author and Journalist

The Failure of Failure Review 2018
Alfie Kohn, Writer and Lecturer

Civics: We're All In This Together Review 2018
Liz Krueger, Senator, New York State Senate

News Literacy in the Age of Social Media Review 2018
James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO, Common Sense

Democracy is Learned Behavior Review 2018
L. Joy Williams, National Political Strategist

Your Quiet Child Review 2016
Susan Cain, Author and Co-Founder, Quiet Revolution

Financial Education, at Home and at School Review 2016
Melissa Donohue, Financial Education Specialist

Trust Friendship Over Fear Review 2016
Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D, Psychiatrist and Writer

Practice Makes Perfect Review 2016
Jessica Lahey, Educator, Writer, Speaker

Ready. Set. Let Go. Review 2016
Julie Lythcott-Haims, Writer

Is Anxiety in Young Boys the New Normal Review 2016
Wendy Mogel, Clinical Psychologist and Writer

Eight Ways Of Looking At Intelligence Review 2016
Annie Murphy Paul, Writer

Growth Mindset and the Future of Our Children Review 2015
Carol Dweck, Professor and Author

How (and Why) to Talk to Kids About Money, Values, Hunter Boots and Venus Flytraps Review 2015
Ron Lieber, Columnist and Author

On Raising Brave Children Review 2015
Donna B. Pincus, Associate Professor and Director, Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program, Boston University

Family Life in the Digital Age Review 2015
Catherine Steiner-Adair, Clinical Psychologist and Author

Bullying Review 2014
Emily Bazelon, Author and Editor

Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Temperament Review 2014
Lisa Poelle, Early Childhood Consultant

Far From the Tree Review 2014
Andrew Solomon, Author

Raising Successful Children Review 2013
Madeline Levine, Psychologist and Author

Raising Successful Children in a Stressed-Out World Review 2012
Jane M. Healy, Educator and Author

Adolescence: What’s the Brain Got to Do With It? Review 2012
Harold Koplewicz, President, Child Mind Institute

Preparing Children to Solve the World’s Problems Review 2012
Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Limits and Latitude: Keys to Resilience Review 2011
Robert Evans, Ed.D.

The College Transition: Children Move In, Parents Move On Review 2011
Karen Stabiner, Author and Journalist

Their Beautiful Minds Review 2010
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Helping Children Find Hope in a Difficult World Review 2008
Judith Samuelson, The Aspen Institute

Raising Activist Children Review 2008
Connie Schultz, Journalist and Author

Autism: Developing Strengths to Achieve Success Review 2007
Temple Grandin, Author

Authoritative Versus Authoritarian Parenting Review 2007
Nancy Samalin, Author

Are We Afraid of Our Boys? Review 2007
Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Psychologist and Author

Protecting Childhood Review 2006
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Early Childhood

Zero to 3: Raising a Child in NYC Review 2019
The Parents League School Advisory Service

Literacy ... From the Beginning Review 2019
Jean Rosenberg, Director, Chelsea Day School

Understanding the Block Corner Review 2019
Jean Schreiber, Early Childhood Education Consultant

The Gift of Bilingualism Review 2018
Kelley Grant, Executive Director, La Escuelita

Flexibility and Independence Review 2017
Mimi Yunis Broner, Co-Director, Merricat's Castle School

Instilling Empathy in the Early Years Review 2017
Serena Fine English, Director, The Wiliam Woodward, Jr. Nursery School

Ready for Kindergarten Review 2017
Lisa Samick, Director of Early Childhood Center, Temple Israel of the City of New York

The Parents League: The Preschool Visit Review 2016
Gina Malin, Director of School Advisory Services, The Parents League of New York

Building Good Day Care Review 2014
Mary Biggs, Director, Basic Trust Day Care

The Lexicon of New York City Preschools Review 2013
Marjorie Goldsmith, Director, All Souls School

A Young Child’s Understanding of Time Review 2013
Lydia Spinelli, Director, The Brick Church School

From Two to Five: The Preschool Journey Review 2013
Ellen Ziman, Director, First Presbyterian Church Nursery School

That’s Too Scary for You Review 2009
Meredith Gary, Co-director, Downtown Little School

What Makes a Quality Early Childhood Program? Review 2007
Jean Rosenberg, Director, Chelsea Day School

Reading to Young Children Review 2007
Nancy Schulman, Director, 92nd Street Y Nursery School


Unlocking Children’s Math Potential Review 2019
Jo Boaler, Professor, Stanford University; CEO, youcubed

Boarding School: Now More Than Ever Review 2018
Peter W.E. Becker, Head of School, The Gunnery

The College Visit Review 2018
Elizabeth Hannan, Director of College Counseling, Saint Ann's School

The Secret to a Stress-Free College Process Review 2018
Lawrence Momo, Director of College Counseling, Trinity School

College Has Evolved.  So Should Your Search. Review 2018
Angel B. Perez, Vice President, Enrollment and Student Success, Trinity College

Thinking Beyond College Review 2018
Jeffrey J. Selingo, Writer

Teaching Democracy Review 2018
Joel Westheimer, Professor and Writer

Learning From Failures and Falls Review 2017
Kathleen Carroll Giles, Head of School, Middlesex School

Politics in the Schoolhouse Review 2017
Phil Kassen, Director, LREI-Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School

Filling the Engineering Gap Review 2017
Molly H. King, Head of School Greenwich Academy

With Privilege Comes Responsibility Review 2017
Steve Nelson, Head of School, The Calhoun School

Balancing Grit with Grace Review 2017
William V.N. Philip, Headmaster, Westminster School

Rigor and the Pursuit of Happiness Review 2017
Scott R. Reisinger, Head of School, Trevor Day School

Introducing Global Empathy Review 2017
Lydia Spinelli, Director, The Brick Church School

More Digital, Less Dexterous? Review 2017
Matthew Stuart, Head of School, The Caedmon School

Speed Up the Strategic Planning Process Review 2017
Robert D. Vitalo, Head of School, The Berkeley Carroll School

The Good of Geography Review 2016
Robin Clements, Head, History Department, St. Bernard’s School

What is Accreditation? Review 2016
Mark W. Lauria, Executive Director, New York State Association of Independent Schools

The Measure of Success Review 2015
Rodney V. De Jarnett, Head of School, Dwight-Englewood School

Raising Leaders of Change Review 2015
David Egolf, Head of School, Corlears School

The Boarding School Question Review 2015
Michael Gary, Director of Admissions, Phillips Exeter Academy

The Power and Perils of Technology Review 2015
John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy, Andover

Choosing a Special Education School Review 2015
Carolyn Salzman, Head of School, The Gateway Schools

Education and Money Review 2014
Leon Botstein, President, Bard College

Putting Private School Tuition in Perspective Review 2014
Elizabeth A. Duffy, Head Master, The Lawrenceville School

Financial Aid: Making Independent School Affordable Review 2014
Mark Mitchell, Vice President, School & Student Services by NAIS

The College Process: Heart, Brain, Courage Review 2013
Paul Burke, Head of School, Nightingale-Bamford School

American History for Cynical Beginners Review 2013
Jim Cullen, Author and Teacher, Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Kindergarten Admissions: From Our Side of the Desk Review 2013
Babby Krents, Director of Admissions, The Dalton School;
Ronnie Moskowitz, Head, The Washington Market School;
Jean Rosenberg, Director, Chelsea Day School;
Linda Shuffman, Director of Admissions, The Town School

What a History Teacher Leaves Behind Review 2013
Massimo Maglione, Teacher, Collegiate School

The Critical Role of Civic Learning: Preparing Today’s Children to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges Review 2013
Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Why Do We Educate? Review 2013
Vincent Tompkins, Head of School, Saint Ann’s School

Overcoming Parental Angst Review 2012
Drew Casertano, Headmaster, Millbrook School

Character Education: What Schools Can and Can’t Do Review 2012
Walter C. Johnson, Headmaster, Hackley School

The Learning Profession Review 2012
Eve Kleger, Head of School, Village Community School

The 8th Grade School Review 2011
Stanlee Brimberg, Upper School Coordinator, Bank Street School for Children

The Style of Good Speech Review 2011
Timothy Burroughs, Chair, English Department, The Buckley School

Preparing for the First Day of Kindergarten Review 2011
Cheryl Kelly, Head of Early Childhood, Grace Church School

The Math Classroom: Where Diversity Matters Review 2011
Marisha Plotnik, Teacher, Rudolf Steiner School

Closing the Door on the 19th-Century Classroom Review 2011
James Tracy, Headmaster, Cushing Academy

Physics First, Especially for Girls Review 2010
Susan B. Lovell, Chair, Science Department, Miss Hall’s School

Does Tutoring Help or Harm Your Child’s Education? Review 2010
James Mendelsohn, Ph.D., Tutor

Kicking the Tutoring Habit Review 2010
Wendy Mogel, Clinical Psychologist

A Life in Science: An interview with Paul Nurse Review 2010
Paul Nurse, President, The Rockefeller University

Tutoring: A School’s Perspective Review 2010
Heyden White Rostow, Academic Dean, The Brearley School

Roots and Wings: Smart Kids with School Problems Review 2010
Priscilla L. Vail, Educator

Guiding Your Child to College Review 2009
Sanford M. Pelz, Director of College Guidance, The Browning School

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by Marjorie Goldsmith, Former Director, All Souls School

We are fortunate to have many different kinds of early childhood schools in New York City. But when investigating these schools in order to choose one for your child, you may find the many educational approaches and philosophies that describe them a bit dizzying.

Parents League member schools are making it possible for you to learn about their schools virtually and in person. We will keep this list updated so that you can learn about schools during this admissions season.