Best of SavvyTokyo – 2017

Two of my articles were among the top 10 most popular pieces for Savvy Tokyo in 2017! It’s so astonishing as a writer to know that a) anyone is reading anything you write and that b) it resonates with them. It made my heart happy to hear this news! Both the pieces – and the…

The Japanese Way of Disciplining Children

How are Japanese families disciplining their children — and how are they eliciting good behavior in the first place? I wasn’t the only American mother asking this question.

Best of SavvyTokyo 2016

Pretty astonished and thrilled that my first piece for SavvyTokyo ended up being their most popular for 2016 – and it was only published in November! Read more – and other great pieces about Japan – here: The Best Of Savvy Tokyo For 2016

How Japan Prepares Its Children for Independence – SavvyTokyo

I couldn’t be more thrilled to write a monthly column for SavvyTokyo on parenting in Japan. The culture and community mindset is so fascinating to me, and I see so much I’d like to emulate in raising my own children. Teaching them to be confident and independent is a major quality we noticed right from…