Tag Archives: Melanie Conklin

June 24

Our Boys Are Not Okay by Melanie Conklin

Last year, I overheard a conversation between my twelve-year-old son and his close male friends that alarmed me. They were talking about Tiktok challenges and how each of them had been pressured into doing something they knew was wrong by their peers. They liked the attention they got from doing these social media challenges, but […]

April 19

Forever Nerdy by Melanie Conklin

I’ve always been a nerd. From the very beginning, my favorite time of day was any time spent reading. My parents read Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook aloud so many times that I can still remember the words and pictures. Those scrawled, hairy illustrations were my favorite. So much to look at and think about. So […]

November 13

How—and WHY—to Book Talk with Your Child by Melanie Conklin

Talking about books with your child signals that reading is important. And not just that—your interest in what your child is reading reinforces their interest in reading as well. Think about the last time you read a book you loved (or hated). Did you talk with other people about it? Your mom? Your book club? […]