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Even though I am one of the most liberal parents I know, with no hard-and-fast rules regarding snacks, treats, chores, vegetables and other issues known to burn fiercely in many households, my children have been heard to cry out every now and then “I can’t wait until I’m an adult!!” 315 more words


Sorting through things...

I have moved many times since I was seventeen.  (I realized this only after someone said they write my new addresses down in pencil.)  Whenever my daughter asks for a new toy, even if I can afford it at the time, I tell her often, everything we bring in our home, we have to take responsibility for.  320 more words

Choices and Fairy Godparents

What range of choices do children really have?

I think of us as babies.  So dependent.  Born in conditions determined by nutrition, genes, prenatal care.  Then, into further conditions: Do we get breastfed?  422 more words

Atlantic Childhoods, Global Influences ...

Audra A. Diptee and David V. Trotman will be co-editing a special issue of the journal Atlantic Studies, Global Currents.  The issue will focus on childhood in the global south and brings together a range of scholars working on various themes in the history of childhood.  7 more words

Children & Childhood

Child's play

Who gets to “no” a dream?

I think it starts with play.  As a child plays, s/he is all the power of real and imagined human potential.  212 more words