Tag Archives: Parenting

Quick Hit: The Smiths believe in raising a girl in command of her own body

Tweet Let us all take notes on parenting girls to be self possessed women from Jada Pinkett Smith: A letter to a friend… This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. [...]
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More than an “aw” moment: German dad supports gender non-conforming son

Tweet You may have seen this image making the rounds on the internet: a father and son, wearing a skirt and a dress, respectively, walking hand-in-hand down a public street. It’s an adorable image depicting an even more heartwarming story about a father who started wearing skirts to support his son, because his son liked [...]
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Map: Does your state actually care about working parents?

TweetThe National Partnership for Women and Families is out with a new report called “Expecting Better” that grades state laws that help new parents–such as paid parental leave, paid sick days, protections against pregnancy discrimination, and laws to accommodate breastfeeding mothers. A whopping 18 states were given Fs for “failing to provide a single benefit [...]
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Are gender-reveal parties necessarily retrograde?

TweetSo, people are talking about gender reveal parties. Have you heard of these? They are almost exactly what they sound like: parties where the sex — not gender, despite the name — of a forthcoming baby is revealed, often to the expecting mother or couple at the same time it is made known to guests. [...]
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Non-marital parenting could equal child abuse in WI

TweetAdd this one to the long-growing “what the eff” archives of 2012. A bill proposed by Wisconsin state Senator Bill Grothman would require the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to add “non-marital parenting” as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect. One of the bill’s provisions reads (emphasis added): Section 1. 48.982 (2) (g) 2. of the [...]
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