How the French are influencing a generation of helicopter parents
- After years of over-scheduling their kids, some moms and dads are taking cues from the French and backing off.
(KYLE T. WEBSTER/BOSTON GLOBE)
The potty-talk police
- Sometimes, even the most curse-averse of parents get singed.
(DAVID BADDERS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
Ethical issues confronting sperm donors: when kids come knocking
- I was shocked and disturbed to read about the sperm donor who recently learned he’d fathered at least 70 kids, including one shown in a photo with him in this fascinating article written by Linda Matchan.
Debate over allowing tweens to use social media
- I have to confess that last year I let my son join Facebook a few months before his 13th birthday. I figured what’s the harm, as he entered a fake birth date and instantly gained access to an account.