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“It Is My Duty to Spy on My Kids”

. This comment came in response to the post by Mean Girls’ author Rosalind Wiseman about whether or not to spy on a child’s online activity: There are so many monitoring apps out there, and the aim of using them is to keep loved ones safe. I don’t think it is too controlling of me […]

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Screeeeeech! There's that mom again! (Photo by Karolina Kabat)

“I Was Ambushed by Crazies For Letting My Son Wait in the Car”

. In which self-righteous  shamers leave the gorilla world behind and return to harassing more mundane moms: Lenore, I just experienced my first crazy ‘concerned citizen’ this morning. I stopped at the dairy mart to get my son some breakfast on his way into daycare. When I’m running late, he waits the 3 minutes I’m […]

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Honey, can you go to the store for me? (And not shoot anyone on the way?)

Sending a 6-year-old to the Store, Alone, in New York City

. As we say in our house all the time, “Go Dog, Go!” as in hooray and carry on: Dear Lenore, I was newly married but still childless when my little brother sent me the article you wrote about letting your son ride the subway alone.  I was living in my home state of Montana, but […]

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