Thanks to a dramatic shift in technological innovation, the government can easily track, monitor and surveil its citizens. Who knew that Big Brother would show up as a "friend" you "liked?"
Common Sense Media,
Ya Books Censorship,
Ya Books Nc-17,
Ya Books r Rating,
Ya Movie Ratings,
Should Young Adult books be given movie-style ratings? Yes, according to an academic study. The history of ratings in other media suggests otherwise
Elections 2012 . Global Motherhood,
Healthy Living News,
International Day Of Families,
United Nations Division For Social Policy And Development,
Work Life Balance,
The magic that happens over shared meals can help preserve the American family, strengthen all of its members and enrich their lives. I'm sure America's Republicans and Democrats both agree that more families should be sitting together at dinner.
Teresa made fun of her daughter's body. She turned an intimate event into a public one, bringing an entire television audience's attention to her daughter's breasts and burgeoning sexuality.
Early Childhood Education,
Family And Medical Leave Act,
Paid Family Leave,
It's time for the U.S. to catch up with the rest of the industrialized world and stand up for the rights of women and babies.
Sex And The City,
What Not To Wear,
Make Mine a Double,
Why is it that as soon as we become mothers, we are expected to leave our cosmos at the bar and settle for reruns of Sex and the City?
This is the story of my breasts, and how they fed my children in a wide variety of ways and for different lenghths of time through their early years.
The spring of my son's high school graduation became a "rite of passage" ceremony for him. No, we didn't have him sleep outside in the wild and drink milk laced with blood. But we did make a concerted effort to transition him from a boy living at home to a young man in the world.
Who was this girl? I would ask myself repeatedly. And what had she done with my daughter? Her joyful certainty has me humbled. I'm in awe of her tranquil composure, her highly held head on which a delicately swirling, tenderly wound hijab rests like a crown. She carries it proudly, unflinchingly, unapologetically.
After the CDC lowered the threshold at which a child is at risk for lead poisoning by half last week, the number of children under 6 who are now considered at risk jumped from 77,000 to 442,000.
Corporal Punishment Schools,
Single fathers -- gay fathers, no less -- seem to be under special scrutiny lest their loving attention veer into unsavory territory. Are we so uncomfortable with male nurturing that we assume something perverse about it?
Do you remember bedtime when you were a child? It was all about being right there with her in those moments. No worries, no concerns, no fears at all. It didn't seem like anything existed before or after that story time.
Reducing poverty and teen pregnancies are not mutually exclusive goals. We should be looking for more solutions that do both.
Getting married did not make our love stronger, nor did attesting it to some random judge and a ragtag assortment of family make it more meaningful. We knew we were exploiting the privileges of heterosexuality.
Losing a Child,
Loss Of Children,
Coping With Grief,
Katie Allison Granju,
There's a point to having fun, which is that it should be part of the human experience. A big part. I'd just completely lost touch with that.
My 4-year-old son looked up at me and said, "Daddy I hate my boy parts. When do they go away?" The look in his eyes was one of sincere, innocent pain.
There has never been a better time to get active and take a stand against the infiltration of fast food in your neighborhood. We certainly cannot wait for policymakers in Washington to protect the people.
As G-d stands watching our reaction, we are forced to create an initiative that I dare say, can take on a new day if we are willing and open. As a first step in destroying the silence, I invite you all to belong to a new community and a new higher consciousness.
Kids Playing Sports,
The humbling tumble from the world of boyhood to confused, chaotic adolescence is upon us. And I am sick over it.
It was just a building that was destroyed, one that had packed many memories into its two years, but just a building. The circumstances that brought us together were horrific, but what a wonderful school year.
I reached out to my network of savvy mom friends for a mini focus group and curated this list of top 10 must-haves for camp this summer.
What could possibly be the harm in pulling someone aside and saying, "You know, this is really none of my business. But I think what you're doing is amazing"?
I refuse to let another "must," "ought" or "should" prevent me from savoring this brief window of opportunity that I have to enjoy time with my only-young-once daughters.
In my head, I know that parenthood is just a scaffolding, a temporary support during our children's construction of the actual building of their adult lives. But inwardly, I am beginning the uneasy process of squaring my heart with their growing up and leaving.