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Eva Glettner is a contributor at Cool Hunting, Los Angeles Magazine, and Dwell. She is a Street Art Spotter and is currently working on her first book.

Entries by Eva Glettner

Teaching Children about the World

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 4:30 PM

I can remember the moment as clear as day. It was Multicultural Day in my son's second grade class. We attend a very diverse school and there are so many different countries and cultures represented in this small public school in the heart of Los Angeles. Everyone was asked to...

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Mark Frauenfelder Knows a Thing or Two About Raising Daughters -- TSA, Are You Listening?

(12) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 2:42 PM

Mark Frauenfelder and his wife, Carla Sinclair, are extremely dedicated and devoted parents to their two daughters. Raising girls comes with its own set of worries and obstacles, but Mark and Carla taught them to be fiercely independent and creative. So that's why the TSA debacle is completely...

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An Extra Chromosome of Awesome

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 6:14 PM

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. This is a real thing. The United Nations General Assembly says so, and the date is quite significant. Today is 3/21 which is an important number because people with Down Syndrome have an extra copy (for a grand total of three) of...

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High-Heeled Sneakers for Girls Are Bad News

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 2:38 PM

Schools make a big deal out of specifying proper footwear attire for students. Although this may seem like a no-brainer, kids run around an awful lot. When small feet are growing, the right support helps with proper foot development. But now, schools are dealing with an entirely different problem that...

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My Brother Used to Have Down Syndrome

(140) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 10:39 AM

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to read that Kara Marcum is going to be homecoming queen at Bolivar Central High School. This speaks volumes for the entire school. I am personally invested in this story. My brother, who is almost 30, has Down Syndrome....

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A Mourning Grandmother's Call to Action Post-Sandy Hook

(6) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 4:15 PM

I am still haunted by the events of December 14th at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. None of it seems real, and yet it has entered into the public consciousness in a very raw way. I can't look at my children the same way. I'm much more fearful and...

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Something We Can All Agree on After the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

(8) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 1:49 PM

Friday morning was chaotic. I heard the news while I was driving to my children's holiday show at our local public school. I felt faint and then I turned angry very, very quickly. Why were the front doors at my children's school wide open? Why weren't administrators screening people that...

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Skateboarding Is Therapeutic for Autistic Children

(2) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 1:12 PM

Has your kid ever had one of those tantrums that makes you just want to run and hide? You know that you can't reason with him, so you ride it out because it will eventually end. What if your child has at least a couple of these every single day?...

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Sibling Rivalry Is Not Welcome Here

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 3:14 PM

My husband and I took our family on a scenic drive up the California coast for Thanksgiving break. Thanks to Los Angeles Unified School District, my boys (ages almost 6, 7 and 9) had an entire week off. My husband and I knew that we were being brave, and the...

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Kicking Cancer Where it Hurts

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 5:26 PM

Reddit is amazing. It can be an absolute time suck, but sometimes you click on a link and you are impacted in such a powerful way. This link did just that. We all know how evil cancer is. The more stories that I hear about...

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Making Messes in Memory of the Krim Children

(11) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 5:37 PM

Elevator encounters are brief, yet highly intimate. The doors close, you make eye contact and smile. Doors open, and everyone goes about their day. The interaction between alleged murderer Yoselyn Ortega, nanny to Lulu and Leo Krim, and their neighbor, Mrs. Friedman, was so ordinary. Lulu was "happy happy happy"...

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Joaquin Phoenix: Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You

(4) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 3:54 PM

I tell my kids all the time to practice random acts of kindness. You never know how you can change another person's mood by just being nice. Believe me, this is foreign to many adults (Um, how about the ones zooming through the stop sign as I try to cross...

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Let Your Kid Fail

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 10:16 AM

"You are having his birthday party WHERE?"

I remember the looks of disdain that I received from the parents of my son's classmates when I invited them to his sixth birthday party at the skate park. It was as if I was proposing a party in a garbage dump....

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Bullies Learn from their Parents

(8) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 10:24 AM

October is Anti-Bullying month. But you know what? Every month should be anti-bullying month. And it starts with us as parents. I used to teach 'parent and me' classes and I learned a great deal. First and foremost, extremely snobby moms breed mean girls and boys. Yes, if you are...

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Why I Will Never Homeschool My Children

(50) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 7:02 PM

I love my kids, don't get me wrong. I think that they are equal parts brilliant, creative and adventurous (much like any parent thinks of his offspring). But do I want to be responsible for teaching them all that they know? Heck, NO! There are many reasons why, but as...

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Kids Should Be Color Blind When it Comes to Race

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 5:40 PM

All of the kindergartners are crowding around their teacher. Today they find out who the "Happy Helper" is. This helper will get to do all kinds of special things at school today, like passing out paperwork and being the line leader. (It's a big deal when you're 5, trust me.)...

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Remote Control Cockroaches and Rick Moranis

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 9:44 PM

Science continues to astound me. A few years ago, if you were to tell me that scientists would soon figure out a way to control cockroach movements much like a remote control car, I would have laughed. But then those little Hexbug things started taking up residence on my hardwood...

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A Scientist with a Mohawk Inspires the Next Generation

(3) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 6:26 PM

My kids and I were absolutely floored while watching the live stream of the Mars Discovery landing. In fact, we watched it several times to really absorb the magnitude of it all. To be quite honest, I don't think that I've fully wrapped my head around it. The...

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Tracy Anderson, Moms Come in All Shapes and Sizes

(5) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 6:20 PM

Women have got to lay off being so judgmental towards one another. It's really getting old. We have so much pressure to deal with, and the last thing that any of us needs is someone else getting all judgy and preachy. Tracy Anderson, lay off.

Think about...

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Helping Your Kids Break the Law Is Never Cool

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 5:51 PM

I'm a think outside the box kind of mom. I think that you have to be when your kids are skaters. They are automatically deemed a bit different because they don't partake in traditional sports like football and soccer. So I have that to contend with. Plus, they slap stickers...

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