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Alumna Jennifer Close has published a new novel, The Smart One (Knopf Doubleday). It’s the story of Weezy Coffey and what happens when her adult children’s various missteps drive them back to their childhood home. Close recently wrote about the … Continue reading

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The need to go out and play

The importance of free, unstructured play is woefully underestimated by parents and educators, according to a new book by Boston College developmental¬†psychologist Peter Gray. In his book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children … Continue reading

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