I’d Rather Be Mugged

Raising Kids in the City or the Suburbs? Lisa Belkin, Motherlode, NY Times, February 19, 2009 When my children were young and we had just moved to a house in the suburbs, friends would come up and visit from the city. They would sit on the porch, or push their children on our swing set, […]

Helicopter Parents

Helicopter parent is a colloquial, early 21st-century term for a parent who pays extremely close attention to his or her child’s or children’s experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions. The Toxic Paradox Peggy Orenstein, NY Times, February 8, 2009 This article is interesting and discusses a topic I’ve considered at great length. It befuddles […]