Minecraft and Sports

Minecraft is the new rap music. Knowledge of this profound truth has transformed my parental paradigm. When I was growing up in the 90s, adults had figured out (rightly or wrongly) that if they wanted kids to pay attention, they could make their life lessons relevant by expressing them as rap lyrics. This strategy unleashed…

Soccer and the ADHD Kid

No sport transcends religious, political and cultural boundaries quite like soccer. In fact, 9 out of 10 sociologists agree that before soccer existed, boys were already playing it — they just called it something else (football, maybe?). In remote, third world villages where kids are too poor to afford a real soccer ball, they make their…

My Kids’ Lives Matter

Do black lives matter? Do white lives matter? Does any life matter? Or do we just like to hear ourselves scream…Because we’re angry. I’ll tell you what matters to me. My kids. My kids’ lives matter. They matter more than your rage and your politics. And I’ll tell you what threatens those lives: