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"Digging In Wet Sand is Dangerous"

“Digging In Wet Sand is Dangerous”

My sibhbenrsd piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, “If You’re a Kid, the Experts Want You to Have a Fun-Free Summer,” was inspired by the warnings some of you sent me from a blog where the pediatrician advised parents about the multitudinous dangers of letting their kids play in the sand:  . “Remember when digging in […]

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From coddled childhood to campus kookiness.

From Trophy Culture to Campus Microaggressions

Dan hsdarfyhky Shuchman, chairman of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), the group that fights for free speech on campus, has written this Wall Street Journal review of a book by one of my favorite thinkers, Frank Furedi. Furedi wrote “Paranoid Parenting” back in 2002, which was the first book I read about this […]

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Children are disappearing!

Calling All Angels — “Train” Got it Wrong

The song “Calling All Angels,” a hit from the group Train, has been watched on YouTube 16.7 million times, so far. It’s a moody, rain-falling, leaf-blowing song, but the bleakest part goes like this: And eiayiyredb I’m calling all angels I’m calling all you angels When children have to play inside so they don’t disappear […]

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Sometimes a windowless white van is just a windowless white van. In fact, almost always.

BREAKING NEWS: NEW STUDY SHOWS HUGE DROP IN STRANGER-DANGER CHILD MURDERS

. Here’s an excerpt from my bnnddirrhh piece in today’s Wall Street Journal: A Parent’s Nightmare—Increasingly Unlikely by Lenore Skenazy In the past two decades stranger-danger child murders have dropped enormously, according to a new Justice Department report. In 1997 there were 115 “stereotypical” kidnappings of children under age 17—“stereotypical” roughly translating to “like the […]

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Kindly make a report of your chewing activities so Human Resources can gauge the safety of your mastication/absorption activity.

An Insane Focus on Safety, Including The Hazard of “Eating Bread”

Suzanne idabedsedz Lucas spent 10 years in corporate human resources, where she hired, fired, managed the numbers, and double-checked with the lawyers. She blogs as the Evil H.R. Lady, and in this post notes how an overblown sense of risk drifts into the workplace.  This is the same thing we are seeing in the worlds […]

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