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UPDATE: Bully Documentary Gets PG-13 Rating

UPDATE: Bully Documentary Gets PG-13 Rating

Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein announced Friday, April 6th that the Motion Picture Association of America has agreed to grant the movie Bully a PG-13 rating. Bully takes a hard and honest look at the epidemic of bullying. The documentary tracks five families over the course of a school year, including the family of Ty Field Field would [...]

Mean Moms Rule (Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later)

Mean Moms Rule (Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later)

This is an excerpt from Denise Schipani’s new book Mean Moms Rule, which will be released on April 1, 2012. Reprinted with permission My name is Denise, and I’m a Mean Mom. I’ve chosen a lot of things in my life, such as what college to attend and what to study, the career that suited [...]

A Conversation with The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik on Attachment Parenting

A Conversation with The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik on Attachment Parenting

Attachment Parenting International  defines attachment parenting as ”an approach to childrearing that promotes a secure attachment bond between parents and their children.” In general that means you carry your baby throughout the day.  You nurse your baby throughout a 24-hour period.  And you may sleep with your baby in the same bed.  See API’s Infant Sleep [...]

BOOK BUZZ: How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm

BOOK BUZZ: How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm

It seems whenever I pick up the newspaper there’s an article comparing American parents to moms and dads in other countries.   Are American parents too lenient compared to Chinese parents?  Are American parents spoiling their kids when measured against French parents? Amid this debate comes a new book by Mei-Ling Hopgood.   Hopgood is a Chinese-American living [...]

Bully Documentary Gets PG-13 rating

Bully Documentary Gets PG-13 rating

Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein announced Friday, April 6th that the Motion Picture Association of America has agreed to grant the movie Bully a PG-13 rating. Bully takes a hard and honest look at the epidemic of bullying. The documentary tracks five families over the course of a school year, including the family of Ty Field Field [...]

Book Buzz: Go the F to Sleep

My husband came up to me I-pad in hand a few weeks ago. He was so excited to show me a you-tube clip.    I was in the middle of something else at the time and was only half paying attention.  Then he pressed played and got my full attention. I heard Samuel L. Jackson’s signature [...]