Parenting’s website had an interesting poll question: “Is it okay for fertility doctors to help a woman have a baby no matter how old she is?” By Sunday afternoon, the poll garnered 8,036 responses with 61 percent saying “no” and the rest replying “yes.” Of course, it was a quick poll that didn’t define “old.” […] Continue reading

Reading or receiving any news is in sharp decline among people under the age of 30, according to an article in Salon. And it shows: Disturbingly, today’s 18-to-29-year-old segment knows less about what’s happening in the world than their counterparts did in the 1950s and 1960s — that, despite the proliferation of information on television, […] Continue reading

Apparently I wasn’t alone in questioning the ballyhoo surrounding boys’ underachievement in school. Newsweek received more than 200 letters from parents, educators and young people and published 13 of them. While a few of the letter-writers acknowledged the problem — one even praised the gender-segregated classroom to help out boys — most questioned the fuss, […] Continue reading

Like many Americans, I don’t advocate for the environment aside from recycling and purchasing organic food. (Note: Americans are increasingly halting recycling even bottles and cans, according to this USA Today report.) I don’t know any parents who don’t want open and clean space for their children to play, which is why I am surprised […] Continue reading