In the eighth inning of last night’s 6-3 Dodgers win, one Mets fan decided he could make a one-handed play on a foul ball with a baby already in the other arm. He did, I suppose, though I’m not sure the baby’s mother would agree with his decision-making.
Woah my God. An eight-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl were doused with gasoline and set on fire by a third child this weekend, The Canadian Press reports. In the understatement of the century, the Mounties say that this happened in “an altercation” between the children.
Apologies for the nausea I’m about to bring into your life, though you probably saw this coming: child bullies are using Trump’s statements to ostracize their peers, particularly those who are not white.
On Saturday, a particularly bold California sea lion pulled a little girl off the dock and into the water at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia. She was quickly recovered, and aside from the scare, seems to be relatively unscathed.
Many of my friends have kids. Many more are planning to have kids. I have a sibling with kids. I, on the other hand, do not have kids, and will probably never have kids. And the next time I am asked why I do not want to have kids (which is honestly a question I’m asked more than I ever expected to be asked), I will…
Welcome to The Small Stuff, a sporadic series about liberating ourselves from the (often dumb) parenting habits we hate.
How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary school, gender and race shape their lives in many ways that parents might want to prevent. As early as first grade, girls are less likely than boys to think members of their…
On Monday, January 30, the Boy Scouts of America released a historic and heartening announcement: transgender children who identify as boys are officially welcomed into their ranks.
By the time you read this, I will be on maternity leave. A little quick math will reveal that I have therefore laid off the liquor for nearly a year. A year with several occasions where—to put it mildly—I could have used a drink.
There is a part of me that wants my kids to feel, at least in some relatively painless and abstract way, that the world is fucked.
Konni Burton, a Texas Tea Party state senator, has proposed a bill that would lawfully require school employees to out queer students to their parents, regardless of the students’ wishes.
Bullying has already been on the rise, but since Tuesday, there’s been a surge in blatant racist bullying in schools. However you feel about the election, this is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. If your child is experiencing racist bullying and you don’t know what to do, here’s where you can turn for…
Last week, Donald Trump was widely criticized for kissing a young black girl who was brought on stage at a rally in Green Bay Wisconsin. As the mother of two daughters, 19 and nine, I watched in complete horror. And while Trump was dead wrong for forcing a kiss on that girl, there was something else on my mind.
How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s screen time.
Mike Lanza, a dad and tech entrepreneur from Menlo Park, California, thinks we’re experiencing a crisis in child-rearing: Boys aren’t allowed to play rough or run free, and moms hover nervously at the margins of children’s social worlds, chirping reminders about sharing and playing nice. The result, he explains in a…
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, together with their tiny royals Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have concluded a one week tour of Canada. As a tribute to the Royal Family’s hosts, Kensington Palace has released a short video with footage from Thursday’s children’s party. Unsurprisingly, Prince George makes a…
Kristen O’Meara, a teacher who lives just outside of Chicago, decided not to vaccinate her three daughters when they were born, citing belief in scientifically unsound anti-vaccination “research.” She has since changed her mind after her daughters (who are all under the age of seven), and she and her husband,…
If you hear that your kid (or one of their friends) has head lice, your first reaction might be a mixture of disgust, panic, and an urge to disinfect everything in your house. That would be overkill. Head lice aren’t a health hazard, and even medication-resistant “super lice” can be eradicated with proper treatment.