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Category Archives: Parenthood

Parenthood Redefined

  TEXANNE writes: I highly recommend this talk by an attorney who follows the trends in law relating to family, marriage and children. Bill Duncan provides an overview of these concepts and how they are evolving and how new law is being shaped by the changes, and vice versa. He spoke at the Ruth Institute conference […]

More on Pushy Parenting

  IN RESPONSE to comments on the phenomenon of over-attentive parents, Alex A. gives a a great summation of one of the main underlying causes of this problem. “Pushiness,” he says, “is a compensation for not being there.”

The Parisian Nanny

Sebastien writes in response to Nanny Power: It’s a with great deal of interest that I follow your blog from where we are in Paris.  We have two boys, one of 18 months and the other of three years. In our building there are four households, including our own, that have young children. My wife is a full-time […]

Is TV all Bad for Kids?

  ANNIE writes in response to the post The Cheapest Babysitter in Town: Do you think that any TV at all is bad for a two-year-old? I am really wondering what your personal opinion is. I was in agony when my little boy started watching TV around the time he turned one! I wanted to fight my […]

The Egalitarian Family and Spoiled Children

  Paul Velde writes: In your piece on men and housework, you remark apropos of another subject altogether, “The average woman wants control over her domestic realm and she doesn’t like the way men… manage the children.” Perhaps the operative word here is “average,” but nonetheless could you find time to expand on this point? […]