“The Dewey Decimal System, what a scam that was. Boy that Dewey guy really cleaned up on that deal.”– Kramer (Seinfeld) “My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”— Malcolm X “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than...


AnneD Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom Positions: Parent Writer A recent study presented at the Royal Economic Society’s 2011 conference found that boys are more competitive than girls from as early as four years old and remain so into adulthood.  It’s something most of us with sons already know: competitiveness is simply hardwired into boys. Persuading...


I  teach at an all boys Catholic school, in Mandaluyong CIty, Philippines. Our combined enrollment for both the grade school and high school is approximately 5,200. Aside from excellent academics, we offer over 34 co-curricular programs including Math, Science, Social Studies, Sports clubs and more. We also have 10 extra-curricular organizations such as the dance club and scouts club. There are two more schools within the vicinity that are all boys. Our school has the largest enrollment,  even though our tuition is high.

Voice Recognition When I was pregnant with my son Timothy, who is now two years old, I read to him every night. While in the womb, he was able to recognize and become familiar with my voice. When Timothy was born he cried until he heard me say his name. I believe my voice was...

Parent decisions

For many parents, the first day of preschool is a milestone in their child’s life. It is an emotional event that marks the first step on the long road of education. It's also a very important decision that must be made. It is a commonly accepted fact that boys develop at a slower rate, especially in the early years of life. Parents are often faced with a handful of important questions:


  • Should I start my son early so that he can have a head start?
  • Should I wait and let him be one of the older ones in his class?
  • What is the best age to start preschool?

These are very important, and difficult, questions for parents.