Book Review: The Carpenter and the Gardener

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The Carpenter and the Gardener: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children by Alison Gopnik is a book I bought for the metaphor in the title, which struck me as brilliant. Most mainstream parents view parenting and education as carpentry. “You should pay some attention to the kind of material you are working with, and it may have some influence on what you try to do. But essentially your job is to shape that material into a final product that will fit the scheme you had in mind to begin with. And […]

Book Club: Captain Fantastic & Unfortunate Events

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contains affiliate links This month for book club I read 360 Degrees Longitude, and it was meh in every sense of the word (and overpriced), so instead of providing a review of that book, I’m going to review the 2 things we watched this month that are still swirling around in my thoughts (in the best way). Captain Fantastic Captain Fantastic was a movie that was recommended to me by countless people. It was recommended to me so vehemently by so many friends that I was apprehensive to actually watch it. Has that ever happened to you? I might hate […]