Weekend Reads: Don’t Spank Your Kids, Quiet Revolution, and #Give Elsa a Girlfriend

Happy Mayday everybody! It’s International Workers’ Day, basically labor Day for the rest of the world. So go out and unite, I’m told you have nothing to lose? People have been spanking children forever and parents still think it works. 50 years of scientific research says they are wrong.  The …


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  • User AvatarCerys Gruffyydd Here's a thought: Let's give Elsa a girlfriend who doesn't fit conventional American beauty standards. There's nothing wrong with flowing locks, big eyes, long necks,... – May 01, 6:58 PM
  • User AvatarTarragon Leigh Right? They tried that mirror thing with me, but by then I was so tired I could barely see straight. I think my partner cut... – Apr 29, 8:53 AM
  • User AvatarGiliell And afterwards, when talking to all of my fellow new moms, I was a little jealous when they talked about having the baby crawl... – Apr 29, 6:48 AM
  • User AvatarJenny Splitter Thanks for the recommendation. Looks really interesting -- I'll definitely check it out! – Apr 28, 2:42 PM
  • User Avatarhelen90 Thanks for this post!! This was a great read. I've been reading a new book on birth and censorship that can add a lot to... – Apr 27, 10:57 AM
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Ages 13-17 (Teen)HealthScience

Risky Behaviors Among Sleep-Deprived Teens

Welcome to “this week in parenting research”, a biweekly (mostly) column where I take a look at new research that may be of interest to parents or anyone who works with kids. This week, I’m focusing on an interesting report from the CDC. For those of you who have never …


Pregnancy & Childbirth

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Stop Treating My C-Section Like a Tragedy

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month, I’ve been seeing a lot of articles promoting awareness and acceptance of the procedure, which is nice. From photoshoots of post-partum c-section scars to personal accounts of birth stories, I like reading about and increasing awareness about parents who have had c-sections (including myself). …


Media & Tech

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Restroom Wars Part One…

(CN: Anti-Trans bigotry and threats of violence and just general horrible people being horrible, proceed with caution) According to prominent experts, Everyone Poops. They also pee. Or need to adjust their makeup, or change a tampon or maxi pad, or wash their hands or change a diaper on a screaming baby …


Parenting Styles

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Why Don’t You Let Your Kid Cut All Its Hair Off?

It was just months before my sister-in-law’s wedding when I heard a strange and dreaded sound. You know that sound. That strange snick snick snick… Yep, the sound of my then 4 year old son cutting his hair off with the kid scissors. I started to say something but I stopped.Why …