Tagged with culture

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

Sometimes we just need a little rhythm and hope

One Day, Matisyahu. The message is grand and idealistic, yet he somehow grounds it and makes the whole thing seem attainable.  If you’re able to get this infectious song out of your head within 24 hours, let me know.  Not a bad way to start the week. Have a great one.

The truth? It makes all the difference in the world

I saw the headlines the day Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stand for questioning with regard to her role in events related to Benghazi.  When her questioners began to pepper her with queries on specifics, she puffed up and furrowed her brow.  She pounded her fist, indignant, and shouted these words: “What difference, at this … Continue reading