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Am I “Making It Easier for Pedo Abductors”?

A reader’s note: I can’t believe you are a reporter. Sounds more like you are trying to sway public opinion about protecting your children to make it easier for pedo abductors. Actually, I am trying to sway public opinion. But rather than making it easier for predators (not the goal of many reporters), I am […]

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Steven Pinker. (Photo credit: Rose Lincoln / Harvard University)

When A Legitimate Movement Goes Overboard

Here’s Harvard’s Steven Pinker musing on what happens when a legitimate movement —  the movement to improve child safety, for instance, or to awaken sensitivity to minorities — achieves its main goals, but insists on acting as if today’s dangers and insults are on par with those of the past. . His point about child […]

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Parents, please remember: This is a game and when children play games they are in grave danger, all the time, from eveyrone and everything around them. That's just the "harsh reality."

How to Become a Pokemon-Go Fearmonger

. Because I am on some “mommy blogger” list,  I get pitches all the time from “freelancers” who’d like to  write for me. Most often they are from companies looking for free publicity. Sometimes they’re trying to promote a product overtly, as in, “I would like to write an article on how to choose a […]

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An unsupervised 38-year-old. Where are his parents???

Mom Investigated for Letting Son, 38, Live on Own

. Hats off to Sarah Sahagian for understanding this issue so deeply, as her reporting in The Beaverton indicates: Toronto – After her 38 year-old son Ben Johnson moved out and got a job at Starbucks, Child Protective Services decided to investigate his mother, Deborah, for possible child neglect and abandonment. “A neighbour saw Ben working […]

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Help Needed: How Convince Spouse to Stop Overprotecting Baby?

. This dad cannot be the only person out there who wonders how much a baby can handle in terms of dirt and bumps: Dear Free-Range Kids: . Please direct to where I can find research, or better yet, documentaries about what minor risks that you don’t need to worry about with infants — like […]

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“Enjoy our Cafe in the Crypt!”

. In London today, my son and I wandered around and ended up at St Martin in the Fields Church.  (Yes, yes, I have let strangers know I am on holiday and now my home will be burgled. Enjoy my rhinestones.) St Martins is outrageously beautiful and it does indeed serve lovely gourmet food in […]

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