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The Need for Freedom from Adult Supervision

Partly because of overprotective parenting, children are deprived of free play today as they never have been before outside of the times and places of […]

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Eight Ways to Avoid Helicopter Parenting

What’s a helicopter parent? Someone who hovers more than you do. Seriously, nobody tries to be a helicopter parent. But parenting is the toughest job […]

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Developing the All-Around Child

At the annual College Board conference this fall, the dean of admissions at Harvard, William Fitzsimmons, revived some parental panic. According to The New York […]

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Make These Cute Holiday Desserts and Feel Better Instantly

What is it about parenting and holidays that has us wanting to make adorable pumpkin-muffin turkeys like these? Or sugar-cone tepee treats likes these? And, […]

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Anti-Vaccine Group Crosses the Line with Chickenpox-Laced Lollipop

Just when you were wondering if you should throw out the rest of that Halloween candy, here’s an idea. In an ironic twist in this […]

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Penn State is the Tip of the Iceberg

Child pornography images are crime scene photos, and the thriving black market for them can only be supplied one way: through the rape and torture of more children.

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Aren't We Beyond Saying Mother Needs a Little Helper?

Yet another way our generation disappoints: We don’t even choose cool, generation-defining drugs. In an article in The New York Times this weekend titled “Sleep […]

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Why Are All These 'Respectable' People Abusing Children?

They all seemed so nice, all those respectable people who are now in the news for abusing children or failing to report it. Some on talk radio will surely suggest that the real problem here is that the liberal media is out of control again, all soft and judgmental at the same time, as usual.

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What To Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

In our house the Halloween candy typically lasts straight through until Christmas. This is because our children, who are usually so hesitant to walk even […]

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The End of Down Syndrome?

This week, a new prenatal test came on the market in Boston and 19 other cities across the country that allows pregnant women to provide […]

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Common Sense Wins Again: Kids Under 2 Should Not Be Watching TV

Common Sense Wins Again: Kids Under 2 Should Not Be Watching TV. It was true in 1999, and it’s still true today: Television isn’t good […]

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The Massachusetts Corn Maze Survival Guide

Earlier this week, a family visiting the Connors Farm in Danvers, Mass., had to call 911 after getting lost in a corn maze. Corn maze […]

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The Complete Mini-Me Halloween Handbook: Do I Really Have to Dress Up Just Like My Kid?

The Wishcraft Halloween costume catalog arrived in the mail last week. Jezebel has already opined about the high cost of the costumes here, saying: “Vampires, […]

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Should Harvard Teach the Golden Rule?

We’re no strangers to sibling rivalry (read: all-out brawls) in our household, so when my mother came to visit not long ago, she quickly realized […]

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Helicopter Parents, Take It Easy

In August, we were winding down a day at the beach when our eight-year-old son started scaling the rocky face of a steep hill behind […]