Sweet? Sad? Gunman? which of these words doesn't belong here? It's gunman.
This may sound strange, but during a recent visit of about ten local kids to our house I was more than a little relieved to come around the corner and catch a big brother roughing up a little brother. Unaware that we were in the vicinity, the elder had just delivered an elbow thrust to… Read more »
What parent hasn’t considered the possibility of postponing or rejecting routine vaccinations out of fear of a link between vaccines and Autism Over a year ago, and with little fanfare, Dr. Wakefield’s 1998 study indicating a link between the Measels, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and Autism was exposed as a fake. At that time,… Read more »
“That’s not fair!” These are the words that are hurled over my 6-year-old son’s shoulder after learning he hasn’t won the cooking game. We’re hosting a houseful of kids over the winter break and they’re taking over my kitchen, creating their own recipes and competing against each other, like on the popular cooking show Chopped.
Have you read about the Mesquite School District school board decision As reported in the Dallas news, Taylor Pugh, a four-year old pre-kindergarten boy, was told to braid and pin up his long hair or continue to be separated from his classmates for not following the school dress code. The code prohibits long-haired boys from… Read more »
Anyone who grew up watching Little House on the Prairie remembers the show where the Ingalls children find a tin cup, a peppermint stick and a shiny penny under the tree in the cold log cabin in Minnesota. In flapping night dresses and sleep bonnets they dance merrily around the fire as Pa plays his… Read more »
Parents, have you heard anything like this lately? A co-worker tells his boss that the young man sitting out in the lobby waiting for an interview has brought his mother along and wants her to go on the tour of the facility. Someone is fired because after two years, her work product still has too… Read more »
A new study asks, Are certain parenting techniques, like using commands with kids, short-circuiting brain development? Tracking more than 8,000 children, the findings suggest that regardless of socioeconomic background, small differences in communication style can have an impact on children. Evidently, “Mothers and fathers who mainly talk to their offspring using commands rather than reasoning,… Read more »
A Nielsen Co. reports kids are watching more television than ever and television viewing for children ages 2-11 is the highest since 1995. Kids ages 6-11 watch 28 hours a week with about 4.5 hours on DVD. And worse, kids age 2-5 are watching 32 hours yes, that’s even more than the 6-11 year-olds, presumably… Read more »
I’ve been giving all my friends pop quizzes on technology issues since EP editor Elisabeth Wilkins wrote about the texting habits of teens and how it might have a long term affect on a teen’s ability to communicate and socialize. I stuck a recent cover of The New Yorker magazine under their noses and asked… Read more »