Tagged with children

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

Newtown, CT Shootings – Making sense of the senseless

I can’t. No one can. I watch my little ones, so grateful for the breath moving within them.  Their small ways and pure smiles bind up my insides and I stifle my anguish, my disbelief.  I know I share these feelings with everyone who bears a soul.  Except for the families of the lost.  I can’t imagine their grief, the vast absence…that anything but … Continue reading