The grand finale of the series: heading towards kindergarten, and why being an urban parent is excellent, if not easy.
On being an imperfect and cerebral “school mom” (who burns instant coffee).
Choosing a school for an only child – what factors should I consider, if any? Also, a bit on siblings, ectopics, and at last… the preschool decision.
How I tried to curb my competitiveness as a mom. (It’s so hard to avoid comparative parenting.)
Preschool “exmissions,” or, The Track to What? What are my long-term goals for Zee’s success? And what if I don’t have any?
How do we handle our kids’ failures & our own failures around our kids?
Having Faith: Preschool and my neurotic, ambivalent Jewishness.
Discipline and desire or chaos and creativity? A preschool problem and a marital problem.
The “playdate,” and how it was me who had to learn to play.
How do we “brand” our children?
What drives ambition? Should preschool be “emotional bootcamp”?
On the application madness.