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Do You Worry About the Lyrics Your Kids Are Singing?

I was at a kid’s party and "Teenage Dream" came on the Sirius XM pop station. Surveying the room, the seven-year-olds were singing let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans as free and easy as the Spongebob Squarepants theme. One of the mom’s was outraged by the overt sexual nature of the lyrics. “This music is entirely inappropriate,” she said, her face contorted with judgment, as if the kids not only understood the machinations of baby-making and the implications of pubescent lust, they were colluding with Katy Perry’s fantasy to have the same happen to them....more
Parenting is not about "Kids only get suspicious of the content when we're appalled " it's about ...more


MAYBE IT’S NOT JUST A TANTRUM   We’ve all seen toddlers having meltdowns–throwing themselves face down on the floor, crying, wailing, screaming and behaving in a way that’s embarrassing to their parents and irritating to by-standers.. Is this a natural and normal part of child development or is it something else? New research suggested that a lack of emotional regulation (or self-control) in childhood can predict psychological problems in adolescence and adulthood....more

Pesticides and ADHD: Having Salad with a Side of Suspected Toxins

 I try to buy organic fruits and veggies, at least the dirty dozen.  Organic milk too. Pasta, once or twice....more