Interesting post, over on The Grass Stain Guru, about “Take Your Child To The Park… And Leave Them There Day” on Saturday, May 22. No, this isn’t “abandon your kid day” or “leave your toddler at the park day.” But this “day” is meant for kids as young and 7 and 8. Author Lenore Skenazy talks about this concept on her blog, Free Range Kids. She says: “The idea behind it is … [Read more...] about Would You Take Your 7-Year-Old to The Park — And Leave Her There?
Stacy Lipson is a terrific freelance journalist and a woman who’s not afraid to speak up. I’m so happy that she wanted to share this very personal post with you, and I think she sends a critical message to parents. We need to talk with our kids about bullying. Someone’s children are doing the bullying. Someone’s children are either joining in, standing by and doing nothing … [Read more...] about Guest Post: I Was Bullied As a Kid
Editor’s note: MommaSaid.net’s Melanie Davis, of the “Buzz on the Birds and the Bees,” and I (I write the “Boo-Boos, Germs & Pap Smears” column) are teaming up to tackle the news about this study on how earlier or later puberty can trigger aggression in boys. Is your son way ahead of his friends when it comes to his voice getting deeper, his pants getting shorter and his … [Read more...] about Early — Or Late — Puberty May Ramp Up Aggression in Boys
Got questions about H1N1? Concerned about how to protect your kids? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together lots of helpful info. BE CAREFUL about where you get your info when it comes to Googling “H1N1.” There are a lot of sources of inaccurate information out there on the Web. The CDC has produced a series of short videos on H1N1 prevention … [Read more...] about How Can I Help Protect My Family From H1N1?
Kathy Sena has been a full-time freelance writer for 16 years. She received a B.S. degree in journalism from Arizona State University. She covers parenting, consumer, women’s, lifestyle and health topics for magazines, newspapers and the Web in addition to writing profiles and personal essays. Kathy is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and she can’t … [Read more...] about About Kathy