When my son asks to have his nails painted, I paint them. It isn't a political statement. I'm letting my 5-year-old express himself in a harmless, temporary way. If you're offended, you're the problem — not the nail polish.Read Full Story
Every parent of a school-age child is buzzing about Common Core, but we're still over here wondering... what exactly is it? The generic answer is that it's the new set of academic standards in math, English and language arts for kindergarten through 12th grade.Read Full Story
It is getting harder and harder to be a sane parent in the U.S. This isn’t a rant about the good old days. This is just one person pointing out how ridiculous it is that parents are judged and often arrested for letting their kids exercise independence. Case in point, the latest internet scandal surrounds a Brooklyn mommy blogger who is under scrutiny for leaving her 7-year-old son home by himself.Read Full Story
It surprised me when a mom from the UK recently vowed to never let her daughter see her "floppy" middle-aged body naked again. Americans are usually the ones hung up on nudity — especially as it relates to children. We fight about naked baby bottoms on Instagram, about when siblings should stop showering together, and about what kids should be exposed to and when. I let my sons see me naked, and I don't think there's anything weird about it.Read Full Story
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