Thanks for stopping by School of Smock!
I’m Jessica Smock, Ed.D. I’m a mom to a toddler girl and a boy in kindergarten. I was a teacher for more than a decade. I’ve also been a journalist, editor, researcher, and curriculum coordinator. I have a doctorate in educational policy and development from Boston University, where I was also a teaching and research fellow. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in sociology.
This blog is about helping parents with parenting dilemmas faced by parents with young children, everything from sleep issues to school decisions. I also write about education and child development.
Here are just a few articles (from this blog and other publications) that might help you get a sense of what I write about:
I Don’t Want My Son To Read in Kindergarten (first in Motherwell Magazine, also in The Washington Post’s Answer Sheet and Huffington Post)
Why I Sleep Train My Kids (Brain Child Magazine)