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Links 1 through 10 of 42 by Latoya Peterson tagged parenting

"'It’s been a little surprising, and a little bit intense, definitely,' Ms. Chua said in a phone interview on Thursday, between what she called a '24/7' effort to 'clarify some misunderstandings.' Her narration, she said, was meant to be ironic and self-mocking — 'I find it very funny, almost obtuse.'

"But reading the book, 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,' it can be hard to tell when she is kidding."

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"But in my mind equally disturbing are the series of 'alleged' incidents involving her adult sons. Between them they have been accused of assault and of having some questionable racial attitudes, to put it mildly...

"While I was initially hesitant to write about them at all, since yes, I know they are not the ones running for office, I thought about it and wondered why I shouldn’t. Don’t they represent one of Whitman’s most significant contributions to the world, as does the child of any person? Furthermore, if Whitman has been accused of having temperament issues in the workplace and her children are accused of having temperament issues as well, doesn’t that raise questions about her leadership skills at work and home?"

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How soon is too soon to talk to our daughters about perceptions of our people in a race-conscious society? Think Kindergarten is too early for this “heavy” topic? Think again.

Some things never change. Seemingly, from time immemorial, recess holds firm as the place and time when life-shaping occurrences unfold, and the people we grow to become are undoubtedly influenced by the things we experience during this free time period called Recess.

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"Ms. Erbe’s sentiments in particular remind me of Ms. de Beauvoir, whose Marxist feminist writings I didn’t care for even when I was a socialist feminist. Ms. de Beauvoir always seemed to want to force women to go her way, when feminism is about freedom of choice and women creating our own choices. Individual liberty includes liberty in one’s life, and not having to deal with monopolistic thinking of how one should craft one’s life."

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"Lots of commenters make the point that women shouldn’t have children until they’re financially stable, and the fact that a poor woman has a baby is automatic proof that she is a bad mother — because a “good mother” would not have a baby while p

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"When you have a child whose behavior and expression goes against the grain of what’s expected of them — certainly at school and on play-dates if not at home — I don’t think there are any easy answers."

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"Did you ever notice that white women can give birth to black babies, but black women can't give birth to white ones?"

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"Reacting to rappers' version of fatherhood depicted on TV shows, black dads talk reality"

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Speaking of statutory rape... "Daniella is now in a foster home. Her 14-year-old mom, identified as Yelemer Cosme Perez, is in ACS custody. The baby's dad, 27-year-old Carlos Rodas, remains a fugitive."

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After a group of 130 Hispanic parents sent a letter to our local newspaper raising concerns about the safety of their children due to a fight involving 9 students at a local high school, a slew of vitriolic responses were posted to the newspaper's website

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