Outrage of the Week: Boy Suspended for Cub Scout Utensil

Six-year-old Suspended for Bringing Beloved Cub Scout Fork/Spoon/Knife To School. That’s about all you need to know. Oh — and now he has to be homeschooled for 45 days (no problem for any parent to suddenly take off a couple months of work, right?). Or he can go to reform school. I guess with all the other […]

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Goodbye Halloween, Hello “Safety”

Can we think up some great trick to play on  the town supervisors in quaint and quaking Bobtown, Pennsylvania, who are  OUTLAWING HALLOWEEN in order to “keep kids safe”? Perhaps they missed Chapter 7 in the book Free-Range Kids, “Eat Chocolate! Give Halloween Back to the Trick-or-Treaters.” Allow me to quote myself a little bit: Was there ever really […]

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Introducing Meteor Safe, For Parents Who CARE

Hi Readers! Here’s a helpful new product, brought to us by Andrew Tallman, a talk show host on KPXQ in Phoenix! Meteor Safe! Hello, this is Derek Baskerville, the president of Meteor Safe, a company I founded thirteen years ago when I discovered just how real the threat of being struck by space debris is […]

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A Mom Worries: Am I Bad? Friends, Family Say “YES!”

Hi Readers — Here’s a dilemma almost every “good” parent will face at some point. Does it take just one, normal, harried parenting decision with ZERO consequences to make others find us BAD? Sometimes it seems the parenting path is narrow indeed. Dear Lenore: I am currently reading your book, am only about halfway, but […]

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Hugging Instructions? Yep.

Just when you thought Pedophile Panic couldn’t get any weirder comes this comment from a reader: A training document distributed at my church a few weeks ago for people who work with children actually tried to instruct in how to hug a child. The sentence said, “Remember: Side hugs are best.” Side hugs? How about […]

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A Little Perspective on Child Safety

Hi Readers — Here’s a letter from a United Nations worker in Italy. Kinda puts our fears for our kids in perspective: Hi Lenore! UNICEF just published their 6th report on what the world is like for children. It is a scary one, but I would like to draw attention to what makes it scary […]

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Hey Readers! Add On to Our “Keep Kids Safe List”!

Hi Readers! Here’s a list we could all learn from, sent in by a reader named Mike: I was definitely scared for my daughter, so I did a little research on how to keep her safe.  These are the steps we’re taking: 1.  No contact with any family members.  Statistically speaking, they are the most […]

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Non-Sanctimonious Blog About Today: WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!

Hi Readers — I’m all for walking to school but I never expected such a beautiful blog post about it. Thank you, Massachusetts mom o’ two, Karen Allendoerfer! WHERE WALKING GETS YOU by Karen Allendoerfer I am the PTO Walk-to-School Coordinator for my kids’ elementary school.  I already have 2 kids, a full-time job, and […]

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