Should We Encourage Our Daughters to be “Princesses?”

Have you seen the Disney “I am a Princess” video? [Read more...]

Parents These Days

Michael Elins took this photo which appeared in a 2006 Newsweek article about parents who just can’t seem to let their kids face the real world alone.

Life is tough. [Read more...]

Let Santa Smoke: Why Sanitizing Your Kids’ Books is Not the Answer

Katrina Trinko writes in USA Today:

This year, Santa’s on the naughty list. [Read more...]

NYC Schools to Dispense Morning-After Pill Without Notifying Parents

Earlier, I wrote about how the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends IUDs and hormonal implants as the most effective method of pregnancy prevention for teens. [Read more...]

Parents: ParaNorman Introduces Children to Homosexuality

Spoiler Alert

When we lived in Philadelphia, one of my daughter’s acquaintances was being raised by two women in a lesbian relationship. My friend explained the girl had two mothers and – essentially – two fathers, due to the circumstances surrounding the insemination. It was a bit much for my kindergartner to properly process, so I didn’t address the issue with my daughter. After all, I wasn’t going to tell her that “all families are the same” which was the message the public schools in Philadelphia were pushing. Instead my family’s Christian faith informs how we view sex, marriage, and parenthood, so I figured I’d answer questions only as they came up. At the time, I wasn’t ready to talk to her about heterosexual romance and definitely wasn’t ready to explain our position on homosexual relationships.   [Read more...]


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