Tag Archives: Japanese kids

End of an Era: Goodbye, Nursery School


And so it begins. The end of the start of the rest of my children’s childhood. By which I mean our youngest daughter graduated from nursery school / kindergarten. Thinking back, we’ve been coming to our local nursery school every … Continue reading

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The barriers go down…with the past…


The smiling bear stickers that adorned the walls of the barricade are long gone, sacrificial victims to an eager child’s exploring hands. But my kids loved these things. Continue reading

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Taking Leave: The Book


When men don’t help raise their own children, when men insist that women raise children and stay at home for life, society as a whole suffers. Continue reading

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Getting chores done for a song and a dance


After my ranting about the isolation of Japanese men from their families and the archaic attitude toward parental roles, I thought it might be nice for a little levity… My wife and I resisted the impulse to show videos and … Continue reading

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