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Weekend Reads: How Secular Values Stand Up, Anxious Kids, and The White House vs After-school Programs

Happy Weekend Readers! Hope everyone is surviving the frenetic weather that Smarch has delivered. I’m sure this has nothing to do with global climate change… How do children raised in non-religious households fare compared to their religious peers? In other words, do Secular Family Values stand the test of time? …

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Weekend Reads: Modeling Respect and Inclusion in Schools, Books for Activist Kids, and Movie Playgrounds?

Happy Weekend Readers. It’s the 12th of March and the Girl Scouts are celebrating their 104th birthday. I’ll take 2 boxes of Do-si-do’s please. Whilst the Trump Justice Department pulls back from Obama era steps towards protecting transgender students, Hawaii has stepped up to be more inclusive and respectful,  a legacy …

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Weekend Reads: Fart Chart, Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior, and Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Know What “Choice” Means

Happy Weekend Readers! March has come in like a lion, will it go out like a lamb? I dunno, but we here in the Queen City saw at least three seasons worth of weather in the last 48 hours so I’m not making any predictions about it anymore. Climate change …

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Weekend Reads: The Troll Taunter, Kids Understand Trans Rights Better Than Adults, and the Fall of Milo

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s February 26th, the day that Galileo Galilei was ordered by the Pope to… to abstain completely from teaching or defending this doctrine and opinion or from discussing it… to abandon completely… the opinion that the sun stands still at the center of the world and the …

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NY Post Is Wrong About Beyoncé

Naomi Schaefer Riley is no Beyoncé fan. According to Riley’s New York Post opinion piece, not only does Beyoncé have no business being a goddess, but there is only one way Beyoncé should view her pregnant body, and that’s with embarrassment. Riley has lots of opinions about celebrities. In the past, she’s called …

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Daniel Tiger has a New App for Parents and it is Awesome

I was bored-browsing through the app store the other day, and Daniel Tiger’s face caught my eye. I’ve downloaded multiple Daniel Tiger apps in the past, including “Day & Night” (about helping kids to get ready for bed and ready for school in the morning) and “Stop & Go” (for …

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Weekend Reads: Betsy DeVos Sucks, Vaccines for Adults, and Why Does the US Let 12 Year Olds Marry?

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s February 12th, that means it’s Darwin Day.  Celebrate by going to a museum or perhaps evolving. Go Nuts! Yet another Grounded Parent has been picked up by a mainstream, non-swearing publication. Let’s celebrate our own Jenny Splitter’s first piece for Parents, 5 Lessons From a Reformed Sleep …

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The First 12 Days of Parenthood

Well, It’s time to change my bio. My newest baby is here. I will tell my birth story a little later (full of amazing feats of science and medicine bringing us both safely through the process). First, I would like to share a little song my spouse and I wrote …

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Weekend Reads: Finland Drops Subjects, Pornhub Teaches Sex Ed, and Super Bowl Weekend

Happy Weekend Readers! Here in the US it is Super Bowl Sunday, where the Atlanta Falcons will look to upset perennial champions the New England Patriots. There will be funny commercials, Lady Gaga and a football game somewhere in there. I am making what is technically considered a “mess” of …

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DeVos: Expanding Disaster for Public Education

There are so many terrifying things happening in our federal government right now that it’s easy to miss a cabinet post confirmation vote that could destroy public education. The president nominated Michigan’s Betsy DeVos, a wealthy advocate for dismantling public schools who has no actual education experience for Secretary of Education. As someone who attended Michigan …

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