I'm Pro-Boy Scouts (And Pro-Gay)

If I'd thought about it harder, maybe I wouldn't have said, "Sure!" when my son asked me if he could tag along with his friend to a Boy Scout meeting ...In an era when we are realizing how terrible it is to ostracize (or bully) young men about their sexual orientation, why are the Boy Scouts kicking those kids to the curb?

Of Cops and Kids and Chess (and Cupcakes)

You're busted! Those were the words heard recently by two groups of individuals who, rather than being dinged by the cops, probably deserved some...Grown men are banned from playing chess in the park and kids are barred from selling cupcakes -- all in the name of safety.

Strangers Won't Help a Child Being Abducted? Really?

Oh, how morning TV cares! Recently a friend forwarded me this fake abduction. It was staged for "The Today Show" about a year ago and filmed bystan...A staged kidnapping on morning TV is the exact opposite of the helpful, insightful segment the show pretends that it is.

What If You Could Watch Your Child Every Single Second?

What kind of safety device would a completely crazy parent dream up for her kindergartener? How about a little thing you could strap on the kid's c...Admit it: You know you want to.

Thinking About Predators and Bullies All the Time

Last summer, Dear Abby suggested that every day, before your child heads out to school, whip out your cell phone and take a photo. That way you'l...Is the world really so dangerous that every day you should be prepared for your child to be kidnapped?

Sex Offenders, Candy and Cute Little Trick or Treaters

Remember the good ol' days when all we worried about on Halloween was poisoned candy? Now the big fear is sex offenders. That fear has lead a swa...Remember the good ol' days when all we worried about on Halloween was poisoned candy? Now the big fear is sex offenders.

Halloween Costume Rejects

Hey, parents! Are you trying to find a quick and easy costume to make for the kids? Look no further! The Tooth Decay Fairy What you'll need: ...Hey, parents! Are you trying to find a quick and easy costume to make for the kids? Look no further!

American Parents Are Chicken

What we consider "normal" parenting here in America is pretty much considered wackadoo in most of the rest of the world, especially when it comes to...What we consider "normal" parenting here in America is pretty much considered wackadoo in most of the rest of the world, especially when it comes to what we consider dangerous.

Let Go of Your College Kid!

This will come as a big shock: Parents are more involved than ever with getting their kids into college. That's what a survey of college admissio...This will come as a big shock: Parents are more involved than ever with getting their kids into college.

GPSing Your Kid is Crazy!

"You take the family to the food court. Your wife and Pete head for tacos. You and Danny want Chinese. You look up at the menu. You look down to see...Now that we can track our children's every move, we start to think maybe we should. (Sort of like once we could buy our babies those black and white, brain-stimulating mobiles, it started to feel like it's just something a good parent does.)

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