Can We Please Stop Gaslighting Our Kids?

Can We Please Stop Gaslighting Our Kids?

Welcome to the holiday season – the time of year when we celebrate with family, food, commercialism, and putting young children in impossibly hard situations and then expecting them to act like little adults. Long car rides, breaks in routine, large family meals full of rich foods and new people, being forced to sit on a strange man’s lap in the mall, after waiting in line for two hour... »

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What You Don’t Know About Food Allergies

There’s nothing scarier than the unknown. Especially if you’re a parent. When your kid gets diagnosed with a food allergy, the unknown kind of becomes your new normal. You’ve got tons of questions but there are no answers. What are the chances of cross contamination? What if I missed something on the label? What if she goes into anaphylactic shock? What if her allergy gets worse? In th... »

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Weekend Reads: Science Discussion and Headlice, Texas, Breastfeeding, etc

Well hello hello! How’s everyone doing today?   If you’re looking for….some science: This paper takes a look at how parents use/cite science in online forums when discussing head lice.  Interesting discussion on how we process science when there’s no great science to be had.  Full paper here. If you’re looking for….some breastfeeding news: This is an intere... »

Report from Skepticon: CampQuest

Report from Skepticon: CampQuest

I’m at Skepticon this weekend. It’s the nation’s largest free conference on skepticism, science, intersectionality, and atheism. It brings feminist-friendly atheism to Springfield, MO, one of the buckles of America’s broad Bible belt. I love this conference. There are so many awesome people here talking about so many issues that are relevant to humanists, from socio-economi... »

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Are we saps for being SAHPs?

Podcasts have become a big part of the rhythm of my week as a stay at home parent. My day to day chores, folding laundry, cooking and then cleaning the kitchen, running errands and grocery shopping are accompanied by the guys at the Grantland NFL Podcast, Caustic Soda (this week is the first part of their Pregnancy and Childbirth episode,) The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe (co-hosted by ou... »

Third Thursday (Thankful) Television

Third Thursday (Thankful) Television

It’s that time of year…when the world falls in love…tries desperately to stave off the onslaught of Christmas carols and instead focuses briefly, not on the things that we want (just a few more weeks kids), but on those things that we are grateful to have. For example, my colleagues here at Grounded Parents are thankful that I resisted the urge to start talking about December hol... »

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