Should You Force Your Child to Read Over the Summer?
My teenage daughter, who wears black like some kind of personal uniform, delights in book talk with me. And to be fair, she has read at my insistence the time-loved classics Anne of Green Gables and Pride and Prejudice. She doesn't know that I know it, but she's read Jane Eyre three times.
Like my dad, I work on commission sales, and in the good times, we hop on an airplane and live an adventure. In the slow times, I introduce them to my magic machine. A brown chenille couch with a subdued paisley pattern. But the flashlight remains in my husband's sock drawer, a dinosaur if there ever was one. Because now there's an app for that, too.