My name is Graham Scharf. I am a father of two delightful daughters, the husband of a developmental pediatrician, a former NYC Teaching Fellow, co-founder of Tumblon.com and author of The Apprenticeship of Being Human.
I write about the intersection of five themes: early childhood, parenting, stories, character, and human flourishing.
I am convinced that “love establishes order first in the family and among neighbors, and then, by extension, in the city and nation.” So the most powerful way to love our neighbors may be to help parents to love and nurture their children in the most sensitive and formative years of life.
My goal is to encourage parents of young children and those who support them to embrace the privilege and responsibility of early childhood parenting. I post about once a week – sometimes two or three times weekly – on scholarly research, current events, and children’s literature that relate to these themes. You can subscribe by email or RSS.
If what you find here interests you, the blog archives are not the only place to search. I have a page that lists my publications for magazines, blogs and journals. There are over 30 of my audio interviews with experts on topics relating to early childhood. You can also find a deep archive of related materials at my Tumblon blog: Essential Questions.
What qualifies me to write on these subjects?
Good question! You’ll find the answer in my story.