Want to be my friend?

kidonplane

Kids are really much nicer than adults. Sure, toddlers are shockingly violent and vocal for their size (just imagine adults carrying on the way three-year-olds are wont to do), but that’s just a communicative plea, rather than an inherently mean streak. Adults can be inherently mean; or more often, simply disinterested and exhausted. Note, both … [Read more...]

I think it’s just called ‘marriage’

We used to call them “lady doctors”; today defining a doctor by gender is reserved for an aging generation, if not forgotten altogether. Fast forward 50 years, and we might feel similarly about defining partnerships as “same-sex” or not. It’s a good discussion to revisit with the recent debates in America on gay and lesbian couples’ right to … [Read more...]

Pack your bags — the cultural currency of sleepovers

Your child’s six years old and all they want to do is get away. “Can I have a sleepover?” is the weekly weekend mantra for many kids as they hit six, seven, eight years of age. Why is the sleepover such a cultural commodity? Well, a slumber party in a healthy and safe environment can be seen as a right of passage, or a dawn of a new … [Read more...]