Children – do they belong to their parents – or the community?

Yesterday, Melissa Harris-Perry got pummeled for her sound bite about the responsibility of raising children, which admittedly sounded pretty… presumptuous (in her interview, she appears to argue that it’s not the parents’ responsibility, but the community-at-large’s). When I first watched it, because her quote was so outrageous, I held out hope that the snippet was taken out … Continue reading

Truth about bullies

Last week, I posted about bullying and the need for parents to take the issue seriously. My husband and I sat down and had a long talk, and we examined the topic from several perspectives. In an effort to get to the problem’s source, he asked me a question that I can’t seem to shake: … Continue reading

Truth about bullying

I belong to an online parenting group, and the other day one of the mothers posted a question:  what does it take to make bullies go away?  Evidently, after initially discounting her son’s complaints, she investigated them, and she now believes her son is being bullied.  He’s in kindergarten.  Then, another not-so-helpful commenter came along … Continue reading

Truth: 1; Beverage ban: 0

Ran out of time to post a timely update to Monday’s Thoughts on the NYC beverage ban, so many of you may already know this.  Still, I just can’t help myself:  Industry hails halt of NYC sugary drinks rule.  

Thoughts on the NYC beverage ban

     He that would govern others first should be master of himself.  – Philip Massinger I remember hearing last summer that the folks running New York City were toying with the idea of a beverage ban in order to help combat obesity and related health issues.   I remember thinking, “There are so many things … Continue reading