What Happened at the Mall Today with my Black Child – A White Mother’s Fear

At the mall at the Apple store, when Naomi found a "photo booth" function on a new desktop.

At the mall at the Apple store, when Naomi found a “photo booth” function on a new desktop.

Once, we were in the airport in DC, trying desperately to catch a flight for which we were running behind. As we were collecting our belongings from security, we handed Naomi – our daughter from Ethiopia – to Austin and instructed him to hold her off to the side. [Read more...]

Do You Think Your Kids Should Read “Fifty Shades of Grey”? Wal-Mart Does.

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As the parent of teens, it’s hard to stay on top of all of their viewing and reading choices.  It’s even harder when stores categorize “mommy porn” in the young readers section. [Read more...]

How to Intimidate Your Daughter’s Boyfriend, Without Your Shotgun

If you’ve ever lived in the south, you’ve heard the old cliche of a dad sitting on the front porch cleaning his shot gun when his daughter’s boyfriend shows up to pick her up for a date. [Read more...]

Parents in Distress: Bowe Bergdahl’s Father Does Not Get a Moral Pass

This morning Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough got into an on-air scrap over Robert Bergdahl, Bowe Bergdahl’s father. [Read more...]

Why Parents Are So Afraid: The Overprotected Kid Syndrome

Last month Hanna Rosin penned a much-discussed article entitled “The Overprotected Kid,” lamenting how parents have worked mightily to strip virtually every perceived risk from childhood without actually making childhood that much safer. [Read more...]


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