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The room of doom?

Dear Annie: Boys Age 7 Are Old Enough to Use the Men’s Room

  Yes, yes, we must support our fellow parents as they grope — sorry, bad word choice! — their way through this whole child-rearing thing. I don’t recommend scolding them in public. But when a pop culture advice dispenser actually recommends worst-first thinking (dream up the worst-case scenario FIRST, no matter how unlikely, and proceed […]

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Does that helpless little child look 12 to you?

“You Must Be 12 To Use the Bathroom Alone”

Here’s a sign from a church in suburban Chicago. The reader who sent it to me wrote: I’ve shown this sign to quite a number of people expecting them to be as floored as I am.  Nearly universally, though, the reaction has been along the lines of “well, you can’t be too safe these days. […]

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Oklahoma City Moms blog, via Facebook

Big Boys in the Little Girls Room: The Never-Ending Controversy

Everyone else has posted about this Oklahoma City bathroom sign, so I guess it’s time for me to weigh in, too: Are 6-year-old boys too old to be dragged into the ladies room? I don’t come down hard and fast because of course there can always be extenuating circumstances — a boy with special needs, […]

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The room of doom?

“I Will NOT Let My Son Go Into the Men’s Room”

It feels almost like reading, “Thou art a wicked wench!”so archaic does this Facebook comment sound, at least to me.  Suddenly obsessive worry seems so over. Anyway, this was posted below a column of mine that ran in the Chicago Tribune: Call me a Helicopter Mom all you want, but my child will never walk […]

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