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Younger Children

No One Puts Baby in the Corner

Our six-year-old son kicked a girl in his summer school class last week. One of the teachers was trying to figure out with me what might have happened. She offered a theory, “I know boys are big on super hero characters. I wonder if sometimes they play out those behaviors they are seeing?” As she was talking... Read more »

Is There a Playdate Prejudice Against Working Moms?

I have to wonder if there’s a play date prejudice against working mothers. Do our kids not get invited for play dates because their friends' mothers can’t drop them off until after we get home? And  of course, after school playdates can't be reciprocated, because we're working. My sons are around the ages where they should... Read more »