When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
@rovearound Wow, that is a long time for a 6 month old baby, and I think you recognize that it ... more

My Son "Swore" at School: What Makes a Word a Swear Word?

On Friday, I received a voicemail and an email that H ”was drawing a red thing with horns and then was telling another student that it was hell.” He was sent to the planning room at school and because the planning room para wasn’t available, he had to meet with the dean of students about saying “hell.” He had to fill out a planning sheet which included what his poor choice was {saying hell} and how it made others feel {sad, bad} and what he will do in the future {not say hell}....more
I would do something more than just let this go, considering that they put it on his record to ... more

What Women Should Know About Our Old Boss, Mitt Romney.

Frankly, we were completely, totally, absolutely fed up.  That’s what we told a reporter from the Milwaukee Sentinel today who asked us why a group of female executives are traveling the country telling women about our former boss Mitt Romney.  We were frustrated that so many women were getting a picture of Mitt from the media and negative ads that just doesn't match up with the man we all know and worked with in Salt Lake and Massachusetts.  We’re smart women; we know it’s a big country; and we know we’re only a few voices....more
This is a great post to read, finally. I appreciate your efforts to step out and speak up for ... more

The Book of Mormon Girl

I finally read The Book of Mormon Girl.  I’ve been meaning to for awhile now.  I think I was avoiding it because I knew it’d make me face some things.  I was right....more
I'm 58 now, Mormon, once a little rebellious, but a faithful believer in the gospel and the ... more

When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
 @Lynn Learning Curves  @BaharPicariello I did not title this -- the editor did it without ... more

When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
 @Laura Bedingfield Herakovich I never said that-- I never said that parents should never take a ... more

When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
 @JanetForrest thank you for sharing your ideas. I think it really does matter about age and the ... more

When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
 @sharongreenthal It wasn't an allegory. It was just humor. I have a deep respect for Doris Day ... more

When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
 @sharongreenthal It is age-based --  "when" is important here. When your kids are older -- ... more

When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
 @JennaHatfield You, as the editor, changed the title of this post, after you said you wanted to ... more