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Weekend Reads: 2017’s Best Books, Help Your Kids Build a Positive Online Profile and An Exercise in Cruelty

Happy Weekend Readers! I hope have survived the first week of our long national nightmare. I suggest taking your whiskey neat and keeping your dander up for the next four to eight years. I’m exhausted and hung over thinking about it. The American Library Association has revealed the winners  of the …

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Weekend Reads: Growing up Coy, Women’s March 2017, and Goodnight Moon is Goodnight Gay

Happy Weekend Readers! The Hellions and Mom and Dad spent the Martin Luther King Day weekend hiking at Hocking Hills State Forest, a peak Ohio experience that we recommend for anyone. And I mean anyone, the hike to Ash Cave is designed to be accessible to folks with disabilities. But we’re …

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Weekend Reads: Post Holiday Edition, France Says No Hitting, And a Child’s first Book of Trump

Happy New Year Weekend Readers! I know it has been a long break between posts here at Grounded Parents, but as parents yourselves (I assume,) you probably have been just as busy as we have been these past two weeks of the holiday season, so we hope you understand. It’s …

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Weekend Reads: D&D Tones Down the Boobs, Nat Geo’s Cover Girl, and Down With Algebra II?

Happy Weekend Readers! Only a week left to do last minute X-mas shopping and/or last minute forgetting to do X-mas shopping. Get on it/or not! If you have been playing Dungeons and Dragons as long as I have (since 1978,) then there are likely to be certain iconic images of …

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Weekend Reads: Trump is Awful, Pence is Awful, Superman is Awesome

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s December 11th. This is my 111th post on Grounded Parents. It’s also my birthday! Someone buy me whiskey! At a political forum in New Hampshire last fall, then 18 year old Lauren Batchelder asked then candidate Donald Trump some pointed but fair questions about his views on …

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Weekend Reads: Trump’s Negative Effect on Classrooms, Fear the New HHS Pick, and Patton Oswalt Breaks our Hearts

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s December the Fourth, only 21 more shopping days in the War on Christmas! 90% of teachers in who responded to a survey by the Southern Policy Law Center have reported negative impacts on their classrooms. CNN has more on the study.  Speaking of Cheeto Hitler, his …

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Super Long Overdue Weekend Reads: Lots of Stuff Happened

Happy Weekend Readers, long time no see! Yes it has been a busy month of November. Not only did we have the most astonishing presidential election of my lifetime, plus Thanksgiving and sandwiched between an awesome weekend at Skepticon 9 left this blogger a stretched just a little too thin. But …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Election Grief Counseling Edition

Winter is coming… The fairgrounds are silent. A biting northern wind blows leftover scraps of the summer frolic across empty grandstands… Only the echoes of children’s laughter haunt the field where once they dared gravity to test the limits of their fear… The arena is empty, the lonely attendant is …

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Not Quite Weekend Reads: Spanking Effects, Children and Online Privacy, and Shutting Down “Locker Room Talk”

Happy belated Weekend Readers. My usual Sunday Morning blogging time was interrupted by my beloved Cincinnati Bengals travelling to jolly old England for a 9:30 AM tilt against the Washington Racist Names. Apropos to the setting at Wembley Stadium  the two teams played to an exciting 28-28 draw that left this …

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Weekend Reads: Stop Torturing Shy Kids, Naked Parents, and More Trump Fallout

Happy Weekend Readers, I hope everyone had a fun and productive week. I had a week of persistent bronchitis so that was fun (cough…cough.) It’s Ok for kids to be shy, and we should be respecting their boundaries rather than pushing them into social interactions they aren’t ready for. Some …

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