Posts tagged "child"

Why I am not taking my child to see Les Miserables

Why I am not taking my child to see Les Miserables
My daughter’s teacher told her fifth grade students today that they should see the movie Les Miserables. The teacher said it is a good history lesson, but I’m wondering if she was influenced by the movie’s good performance at the Golden Globe Awards last night.  I have seen Les Mis, but I’m not planning to... Read more »

How parents should handle their tween's body odor

How parents should handle their tween's body odor
What’s that smell? Oh, that’s my kid’s body odor? Yuck. Guess his body changing with puberty and it’s time to have a discussion about hygiene and using deodorant. That was the gist of a scene in this week’s Parenthood (one of my favorite TV shows). It echoed a recent conversation I had with a friend... Read more »

Monsters, Inc. 3D family movie review

Monsters, Inc. 3D family movie review
My tween and I met up with some old friends from the city for a movie today, and the lack of kid and tween movies this holiday season is appalling.  My tween had already seen the Cirque du Soleil movie and wasn’t impressed. I didn’t feel like having a discussion about prostitution and thus wanted... Read more »
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"Teach Resilience" helps ensure kids will be ready to launch into the real world

"Teach Resilience" helps ensure kids will be ready to launch into the real world
I’ve wanted a parenting handbook for quite a while now.  Not a parenting book that espouses a dense philosophy that takes me hours to get through, but an actual handbook that concisely tells me what to do with my tween. If it gives me hope that I have not either ruined my child already and... Read more »