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Telephone Mamas: The Forgotten Dreamers

Our playgrounds are populated with mothers like these, women who send trinkets and duct-taped packages back to their babies in faraway countries. They call them babies, even if they are not babies anymore, because it’s a habit.

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 READ MORE



The Politics of Parenting: How Our Society Criminalizes Poor Mothers of Color

When 46-year-old Debra Harrell was arrested July 1 for leaving her daughter unattended at a public park, she joined the ever-increasing ranks of poor mothers of color who are criminalized.

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Pamela Alma Weymouth

Boys and Gun Love: A Thinking Mother’s Dilemma

My sons know how I feel about gunplay, yet the more I forbid it, the more their curiosity draws them toward these forbidden objects—the toy version of the lethal instruments at the center of our national debate.

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Maxed Out

This is the story of one working mother who suddenly discovers she can no longer be a superwoman. But what’s needed is a political and economic context in which working mothers can understand their situation.

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Possible Correlation Between Testicle Size and Parental Role

Scientists at Emory University have found a potential connection between a man’s testicular proportions and his involvement in raising his children.

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Autism Study Shifts Focus From Nature to Nurture

Research on autism in recent decades has emphasized the contributing role of genetics, but a new study out of UCSF and Stanford might prove to be a game-changer, ranking environmental factors (e.g., parenting) higher than biology in order of importance.

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 READ MORE



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‘Goodnight Moon’ It Ain’t

This is a story about a very unusual kind of children’s book—or rather, a book that looks a lot like a children’s book until you read the fine print, at which time it becomes apparent that author Adam Mansbach actually wrote “Go the Fuck to Sleep” for exasperated ... (more)

Posted on May 17, 2011 READ MORE


Parents Behaving Badly

Lawsuit Mom Nicole Imprescia took a quintessentially American approach to raising her child. First, she paid someone else to handle the work for her. Then she sued to get the money back.

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How Mama Grizzlies Say ‘Touché’

Just in case his wife doesn’t take Sarah Palin up on her offer, I’ll say it: Rick Santorum is a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal.

Posted on Feb 10, 2011 READ MORE


Parenting: To Push or Not to Push

I come from a family where the “joke,” if you came home with a 97 on a math test, was to ask what happened to the other three points.

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 READ MORE



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Study: Zero Child Abuse in Lesbian Households

Someone call Focus on the Family: A newly published set of findings from a long-running study out of UCLA shows a child abuse rate of zero percent in dual-mommy households. A pool of 78 teenage children with lesbian parents was studied.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 READ MORE


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Children and Happiness: Discuss

Those goofy social scientists, always trying to quantify life’s seemingly immeasurable phenomena and solve intractable mysteries—such as, for example, whether or not having kids makes people any happier.

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 READ MORE


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Study: Spanking May Lead to Aggression in Children

Score one for the anti-spanking parental contingent: A study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics suggests there may be a link between the corporal punishment—e.g., spanking—of children and aggressive behavior on the part of those kids as they grow up.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010 READ MORE



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Best Parents Ever Do Away With Homework

A Canadian couple have negotiated something called a Differentiated Homework Plan with their children’s school after learning that there is no guarantee that after-school toil does a lick of good. As a result, young Spencer and Brittany Milley of Calgary will not be judged on anything but their in-class performance. (continued)

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 READ MORE


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Outsource Your Parenting Duties

This fake news report from The Onion envisions a solution for busy, cost-conscious parents: Just ship your kids overseas and get day care for pennies on the dollar. There’s something unnaturally cute and funny about the mom in this clip preparing her child for shipment.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


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Ellen Goodman: The Baby Bump Fixation

“How did this fixation on celebrity babies, this upbeat bump beat, happen just as we are being told that parenthood is onerous and grueling and that parents are overworked and overwhelmed?”

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE


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