It’s Not a ‘Problem.’ It’s Called Being a Child KJ Dell'Antonia has some nice ideas for taking the pressure off ourselves, and our kids, while riding out the natural ups and downs of childhood. Check out the full article at the NY Times blog Motherlode: Adventures in Parenting Growing up isn’t easy. When a child struggles, parents should not assume a shortcoming in the school any more than the school should assume a shortcoming in the parents. Everyone benefits when the strains of normal development are expected — even welcomed — and taken in stride. Posted on October 3, 2013 by Ryan Scott and tagged parenting.