Protecting Our Own: The Sign on Leiby Kletzky's Door

If you're anything like me, you have been disgusted by every detail of the kidnapping and murder of eight-year-old Brooklynite Leiby Kletzky, and yet compelled to know more. I can't remember the last time I've had to hide the newspaper for three days running, or change the channel every time my kids entered the room. But I have to keep looking....more
To night I watched the news and saw that a father was arrested for numerous physical abuse acts ...more

What Age Should You Let Your Child Walk Home Alone?

I don't know the family at all, but I can't stop thinking about them.  It took me a while to stop crying for them this morning.  Perhaps it is because I can so easily put my family in their family's shoes.  If you don't live in NYC, you might not even know about the family of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky.  Lost on the way walking home from day camp, the little boy made the fateful mistake...more

That's the thing...they need "their" moments. I guess that we all (parents) just have to play it ...more