Last week, I sat down with my 11-year-old son to deliver that time-honored rite of passage -- for parents as well as kids -- our first "Birds and the Bees" talk. I was prepared for every possible question, except the one he asked.
"You only snack when you're sad. But the thing is, you're not sad. You're happy," my son replied. "And you feel bad about it. Like you're hurting Dad or you don't deserve it or whatever. Well you're not, and you do. Capeesh?"
Video Game Industry, could you do us this favor? Could you try, try try to accept that this kind of sexism is real. That it's not just denigrating to women and girls, but it's denigrating to men and boys as well.
For parents hoping to make technology a healthy part of life for kids, it's essential to not only speak with children about online safety and digital citizenship, but also make it a running conversation.
Today, I was at the store and the guy in front of me had a jumbo bag of ice, a party bottle of Maker's Mark Whiskey, shrimp cocktail, and a couple of other party supplies. It's Sunday night. I had a 4-pack of Charmin, a package or Oreos, and a soda.
How can multi-generational families enjoy summer living that is easy -- or at least easier? One solution is to let elderly family members take a turn at getting out of the house through Adult Day Stay.