Articles by Monica Corcoran Harel


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The Science of Sharing

I feel like I’m five years old and playing doctor. Over dinner and a couple of glasses of wine, a relatively new friend leans in and tells me that she’s getting sick of her husband. Stiffens at the sound of his voice, pirouettes away from his stubby fingers.  I nod sympathetically, while she ticks off…

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On the Use of #$!&*

For me, threats are a big part of parenting. So is profanity. In fact, the two go together like “screw” and “this”—though my toddler daughter Tess doesn’t know that because I mostly keep my curses to myself. But every once in a while, a four-letter expletive escapes my gritted teeth. And when Tess recently said…