Over the first three years of my twin children’s lives, I blogged extensively for the Chicago Parent website.

One of those pieces related the rationale for my antipathy toward the potentially harmful (and often inaccurate) characterization of children as “shy.” It was published recently as the “Family Guy” column in Broward Family Life, a parenting publication in Florida.

Editors aptly fashioned this headline: “Sticks and Stones: Words That Wound Are Not Always the Obvious Ones.”

Broward Family Life also published a Father’s Day tribute that I wrote about my dad in May 2008.

I realize the image of the page on which my recent column appears (above) is as decipherable as hyeroglyphics. If you want to read the piece, you can click here and scroll to page 39.

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