Mama Bear Moment: Your Kid Hurt My Kid

Seldom is there more anger than when a mama bear’s cub gets injured. Should a fellow kindergartner toss out a few typical teases, she’ll be forever labeled as a Mean Girl by the other mama bears, for certain. A boy who shoves another boy is a terrible bully. A child who hits must be hit at home. A kid who bites has “something wrong” with them. What is normal childhood behavior, and what is truly of concern? ...more
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Helicopter Parenting

There is no disputing the fact that it is important to be actively involved in your son’s life.You try to help him out with homework, you get to know his friends, and expose him to new hobbies and extracurricular activities.  But where do we draw the line?Do you drive your child to school rather than letting him walk three blocks by himself?Do you call your son’s teacher to protest his math grade?Do you ban your son from trick-or-treating for he might be kidnapped or poisoned by candy from a stranger?...more