Stephanie Cohen's Blog

Stephanie Cohen's Blog

How to Raise Kids to Be Leaders—Not Twitter Trolls

The supreme advantage of debate is that it compels a man to think. A man is not a man unless he is a thinker—he is a fool having no ideas of his own.

Bedtime Stories Help Kids—So Ban Them?

How does that make sense?

You Don’t Need a “Passion Project,” You Need a Purpose

Why so much passion for “passion”?

What Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Gets Right About Rules

The most sacred rule of the jungle is that animals never hunt and eat man, outside of rare approved circumstances. Under this guiding tenet, Kipling crafts a case study of behavior.

The Virtues of Book Ownership

Some books need to be read, and reread, and reread ... 

How SpellCheck and AutoCorrect are Destroying Kids’ Grammar

If our children fail to learn the rules of writing, all they will have at the end of their school days is a collection of favorite emojis....

If We’re All So Connected, Why are Our Kids so Lonely?

“It’s lonely when everyone else is on a device except you.”

Why Books are the Best Furniture

Some say there is no longer any point in collecting books...