Category Archives: Parenting Websites and Books

We Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists

Do straight jackets come in a 4T? I’m just wondering. I wouldn’t actually buy one for my over-sized, sociopathic, two year-old (well, almost 2 ½ year-old). Or would I? You probably think I’m exaggerating when I describe my beloved first born as a sociopath in need of a straight jacket. I AM prone to hyperbole…

Harvard for your Toddler?

It starts innocently enough. I am letting my then 18 month-old eat the sand at a public playground when I overhear two thin, well dressed, women about my age discussing pre-school. Their children, both girls who look to be about 2, are dressed in matchy-matchy outfits and doused in a protective layer of anti-bacterial solution….

But I Don’t Want to Raise a Perfect Son. I Want to Raise My Son!

It starts the instant you see two pink lines, or a plus sign, or however you learn you’re carrying the Hope of the Free World; and I haven’t yet figured out when it stops. It has always been around in some form or another, but now its institutionalized,big business. It doesn’t just come from your…

Army Ranger or Hoover? Our Son’s Newest Talent

Developmental milestone: A skill that a child acquires within a specific time frame OR another thing over which parents can obsess and open their wallets for toys marketed to help their children reach; even though their kids would do so on their own. ******* In what we naively imagined would be a celebrated developmental milestone,…