Mind the Gap… Children in Adult Spaces?

Yeah, I’ve been quiet of late. Life’s just been that way. Then I saw this writing challenge and had to chime in. The subject? Do children belong in adult places, yes or no? I am the child of someone who took her kids to nice restaurants and the theatre. I have two children myself, who…

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So, did my kid jump off the rock?

And for the record, my kid is the boy in the blue shorts, white tee and yes, that’s blond hair (he bleached – it’s been an interesting summer, what can I say?) Do you know how hard it is to get a clean shot of a fast moving kid? I had only brought my point…

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Kids Unplugged – rituals of childhood

In this modern world kids are constantly “plugged in” and neighborhood streets no longer echo with the laughter of children at play. They’re all locked up inside, staring at a video screen. These days, the only outdoor play the average kid gets is in organized sports. Whatever happened to just “play”? OK, sure, I’m waxing…

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A tale of two children…

Ah… Spring Break… And a time to remark on the differences between boys and girls… Spring Break with a 16 year old girl included: Shopping, the Walters museum, several Smithsonian museums and the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. (photo: View of the Washington memorial in Baltimore, outside The Walters) (and yes, the sky really was…

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The great spanking debate…

Spanking, is it a viable option in discipline, or child abuse? I’ve made the mistake of getting myself involved in this debate in places where the discussion became a bit more than heated. I’ve also taken the “I’m staying out of this” approach. That dangblasted confounded Southern woman tagged me with this albatross and I’m…

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The Mind of a Predator – III

(finally adding this installment to this blog… This entire series was originally done elsewhere, but I felt it warranted repeating here.) Alright, here we go – the last in this series, and in many ways, the easiest, yet in others, the hardest. It’s also the LONGEST! I have shared my history, and how I was…

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