Archive | 2016

Also: Of course you kids can go out and play!

The Homemade Sign that Knocked My Socks Off

Voila a wonderful sign and wonderful way to ring in a New Year! Sent to us by a guy named Marty: . . In case you couldn’t read the sign, some highlights are: Let’s work together to help and support each other. We all share this world together. Let’s make the words below important again! […]

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What kind of sick mind likes to enjoy the outdoors and watch children play?

Bill Would Ban Adults Without Kids from Playgrounds

A City Councilman in Los Angeles, Mitch O’Farrell, has proposed a bill to keep playgrounds “free of creepy activity” by not allowing anyone unaccompanied by kids to enter one. Shamefully, that is already the rule here in my burg, New York City. This has lead to the arrest of two women who dared to eat […]

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I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry! That leg looked so good!

A Squirrel Attack and What’s Wrong with America

. A squirrel chomped the leg of a senior citizen sitting on the porch of a retirement home in Deltona. WESH TV reports that the victim ran inside, furry felon still attached, whereupon it bit three more seniors. This is terrible. (Especially for a squirrel fanatic like me. One bad squirrel does not a bad […]

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Kennedy and Lenore, agreeing that letting kids wait in the car a few minutes is NOT "abandonment."

Ho, Ho, Holy Overbearing Helicopter Culture!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Go back to having fun! But if you want a quick break, here’s a 3-minute clip of me on the Kennedy show on Fox Business a few days ago. I wish I could figure out the embed code (if anyone can, please send), but since I can’t, just click on […]

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Drop-off at an American school. It's only 20 minutes a day! (Well, times two...)

The “Duh!” Way to Get Kids Walking to School

Maybe the answer to, “How can we get kids back to walking to school?” is, “Um…suggest it?” That’s what St. Raphael Catholic School in Toronto did. The student-run Heath Action Team pushed for kids at the K-8 school to start walking. They held a why-it’s-good-to-walk assembly, they organized official walk-to-school days on the last Friday of […]

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Yes. Sorry. These really happened. (Flick photo by Jazback)

THE TOP 10 WORST FREE-RANGE MOMENTS OF 2016 (Well…the Top 11, actually.)

It was the year of Pokemon Panic—any toy that gets kids outside must be stopped! —and the year a Florida school cancelled its “Powder Puff” all-girl football game (suggesting the girls bob for apples instead). It was the year that we saw the first academic study of bouncy house temperatures—”something that no one had really […]

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