About

Joel Singerman is a pediatrician, writer and former quantum chemist with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. In addition to his other activities, he serves on the board of trustees of the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. His most recent published poetry appears in the 2009 edition of Chautauqua Literary Journal.

My blog is focused mostly on children’s literature and fairy tales, and a lot about why kids love the things they do. If you have favorites that you want to comment on, feel free.  And if you want to hear my thoughts about something just let me know.

JAS

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9 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi Joel,

    Just wanted to offer my compliments on your insightful, cogent response to Alison Gopnik’s, well, hack-job review of Judith Warner’s excellent book “We’ve Got Issues.”

    If Slate ever ran an accurate article about ADHD, I’d eat the DSM. (Safe bet!) As for Gopnik’s myopia, perhaps her background as a philosopher affords her the abstract perspective that parents and loved ones of people with ADHD lack. They deal with the reality. And it sounds like you do, too. What a blessed thing in a pediatrician.

    Thanks for bothering to write a comment. Many people don’t.

    Gina Pera, author
    Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder

  2. 2 Alyson

    I’m pretty sure that I’m smarter for having stopped by this site! Will bookmark it for me and my daughter to investigate…as we are passionate readers (and budding writers).
    Thanks for a great destination!
    Alyson
    http://www.commonsense-dancing.com

  3. HI
    Just wondering if you are planning to comment on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid set of books. If you’ve already done it and I missed it somehow, let me know. My son loves the books and reads them start to finish, usually nonstop, even staying up late at night to try to finish them. (I also have the same habit of reading through the night sometimes, even to the detriment of my ability to function the following day). I am fascinated by the obvious “pull” the books have for him. Wondering what are your thoughts.

    • I did say a little about Wimpy Kid in a post back in May–I think May 13th. I like the book a lot, and I’ll try to reread it and say a bit more soon.

  4. Hi Dr. Singerman,
    Just discovered your site and wanted to thank you for including Liz’s Book Snuggery on your blogroll list. My latest post also coincidentally dovetails with why the picture book is an important tool in laying the foundation for young children, both for intellect AND imagination. Keep up the good work!

    Sincerely,
    Liz Shanks

  5. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well
    written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful
    information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  6. 8 Jennie Speer

    I am writing a paper for my English Composition II class at St Charles Community College (Cottleville, MO) about the Freudian analysis’ of The Frog King or Iron Heinrich. How would I cite your blog, MLA style?

    • Singerman, Joel.”The Frog King or Iron Heinrich, Part 1.”FreePlayTherapy.Wordpress.5 june 2010.Web.(date you accessed).


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