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Televised Terror: What is the Effect on Children?

Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a bimonthly column where I try to find a study that may be of interest to parents. After the terrible tragedy in Orlando last week, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to explain random acts of violence or terrorism to my son. …


Pregnancy & Childbirth

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Being Pro-choice is Not Just About Supporting Abortion Rights

I was at Target with our four children (ages three to nine) when I heard the whispered comment: The condom aisle is that way. You do know how those things are made, right? My face filled with heat, and I turned to respond, but realized that he was gone, and I …


Media & Tech

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Gorilla Edition

In case you have been living under a rock and emerged blinking into the newborn dawn to find Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee, let me tell you about the story that briefly distracted this great nation from the drama of a hotly contested primary season. You see, there was …


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 …