June 21, 2012 |
The New York middle school students caught on video taunting and mocking a 68-year-old school bus monitor don't deserve to be punished, says parenting expert Jane Nelson. Everyone else in America might be calling for harsh, swift justice to be meted out by both the Greece Central School District and the parents of the kids involved. But not Nelson. Co-author of two dozen parenting books including the "Positive Discipline" series, Nelson says the traditional means of punishment -- yelling, shaming, hitting, grounding, etc. -- are counterproductive.
April 12, 2011 |
Compared with other ethnic groups, Hispanic adults spend very little time engaging in leisure time activity. And their lack of playtime may be contributing to their kids' sedentary habits--and excess weight, says new research . The authors of the study, published this week in the journal Pediatrics , note that compared with non-Hispanic white kids, Hispanic kids between age 6 and 17 are much more likely to be physically inactive ...
June 16, 2010
It wasn't surprising that the federal trial on Proposition 8 in January confirmed that the same-sex marriage ban is destructive to family life and discriminatory toward a group that has historically been subject to abuse. What did surprise us: Some of the strongest arguments in favor of same-sex marriage were made by those opposing it. Closing arguments in the case will be heard Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, more than four months after testimony ended. Even so, it's easy to recall some of the startling moments of the trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1994
On school reform: No attempts to reform our nation's public school system (or any other attempts at societal reform) will prove to be wholly effective until we come to the realization that full-time parenting entails far more than staying home and giving teas and baking cookies! KATHY BROWN San Juan Capistrano
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999
The Times Poll was highly discriminatory toward working women, as evidenced by the timing and structure of the survey questions (June 13). For example, although respondents were asked their views about working women's parenting capability and emotional connection to their children, noticeably absent were questions along those same lines about working men. This survey only serves to perpetuate the notion that women should stay at home and are largely held...
HOME & GARDEN
January 1, 2011 |
It was an especially good week to be 8 years old. First, the little guy got a barrage of presents. Like waves of Union forces over the rural fences of Georgia and Arkansas, the gifts kept coming. Just when you thought, "That's it, right?" there would be another three or four under the tree. Baseball bats and sweatshirts and electronics that only an MIT professor could understand. The little guy got this one game, I swear, that was so impossible to assemble that I finally gave up. I am not the quitting sort, but I do value the next 12 to 15 years of my life.