Spoiling. Wow, what a hotbutton topic. Right now, as I type, I’m listening to the Brian Lehrer show, on my local NPR radio station (WNYC; I listen to it streaming live on WNYC.org). He’s talking to Rufus Griscom, the founder of the parenting website Babble.com. Babble has a column called “Bad Parent,” and he’s been […]
Monthly Archives: January 2010
There’s nothing like being validated, is there? Especially, I have to say, by the New York Times. Just yesterday, a friend of mine sent me a link to a story in the Times about — wait for it — how kids today snack too much. Yeah, been there, said that. The writer, Jennifer Steinhauer, herself […]
I have a brand-new nephew, Nicholas (Nico, for short). His parents, my brother and sister-in-law, are mostly going minimal when it comes to baby gear. Part of that is a space issue–their house is pretty compact. But a bigger part of it is that, from what I can tell, and not including having read probably […]
Angels in the Outfield, Devils at Home: I’ll take some private mayhem if it means good behavior in public.
We had quite the day on New Year’s Eve. We woke to a snowstorm, which we drove through, slipping and sliding, for an hour to reach a lawyer’s office in a town that’s normally a 20-minute drive away. We were closing on a refinance of our home mortgage, a process that had taken many frustrating […]