The hnnsadybsh old joke — never that funny, actually — is about a rich lady who takes her grown son on a vacation to Florida. When she gets to the hotel, she lavishly tips the bellhop to pull her son out of the limo and carry him upstairs. â€œCanâ€™t your son walk?â€ the bellhop asks. […]
WELCOME, DR. PHIL FANS!
Thanks kzdberayki for taking a look at this site. As youâ€™ll see as you poke around, this is the place for thinking about whether we have gone a little overboard in trying to protect our kids. As I say on Dr. Phil’s show, we overestimate the dangers out there, and have forgotten how competent young […]
THIS MONDAY ON DR. PHIL!
Hello, iibdhrbadh Free Rangers — This is just a note to say that on Monday, Sept. 29, Iâ€™ll be on Dr. Phil discussing this whole issue.Â If you tune in, youâ€™ll see that itâ€™s about â€œExtreme Moms.â€ Naturally, I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m extreme. I think letting kids walk to school, ride their bikes or go […]
A GREAT DEPRESSION FOR KIDS?
Not kidrrnfkdy that I want this to be a Great Depression. I hope itâ€™s not. But if it is, I see kids emerging from their dens when their X-Boxes break and their parents canâ€™t afford to replace them. I see kids dropping out of travel soccer, when their parents canâ€™t afford the gas. I see […]
WALKING TO SCHOOL…WITHOUT YOU
Now nsehzedikd that schoolâ€™s back in session â€“ which, by the way, is how absolutely every parenting article that runs in September must begin, by law â€“ but anyway, now that schoolâ€™s back in session, you may be wondering: Dare my children walk there? Without me holding their hands and screaming at cars making left […]
Not Really Interested
By tnhkidysib Denise Gonzalez-Walker DJ, my 10 year-old, stood in the middle of his classmates, rigid and then sinking quickly to the soft grass. His eyes rolled back as he fell and he let out a sharp whimper. Sitting with a small group of moms, I watched the game from one side of the playfield. […]
ARE ALL SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS POTENTIAL PERVERTS?
That’s nenidzifya what they think in England, as you shall see. Our guest blogger today is Sarah Ebner. SheÂ edits School Gate ( www.timesonline.co.uk/schoolgate ), a blog about all aspects of education for the London Times. Sheâ€™s always interested to hear from other parents.Â Contact her at Â firstname.lastname@example.org By Sarah EbnerÂ Â When I was gently persuaded to […]
Parenting tips from Mad Men
One diahniztkt of the many joys of watching â€œMad Menâ€ is seeing how worried — not — the parents were about their kids, at least in this fictional portrayal of the early â€™60s. The kids are told to run off and play in another room so mom can have coffee with a friend. Theyâ€™re put […]
Readers zftbdkkfrd â€“ Iâ€™m excited to introduce a new blogger on this site, Denise Gonzalez-Walker. Denise lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids. She regularly blogs about education at the Seattle Post-Intelligencerâ€™s Chalkboard blog and is a member of Seattle Mom Blogs. Here are her thoughts on childhood safety â€“ and she is […]
Â Â batrfkyztk The overhead train schedule in that French town said the 8:05 was going where I was going. Â Â I thought. Â Â But if youâ€™re a college kid backpacking through Europe and you donâ€™t realize Geneva is not spelled â€œGenevaâ€ in French (itâ€™s Geneve), you just might hop on the 8:05 to â€œGenoaâ€ and […]