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July 17, 2018 | Rome, Italy
Airports tax adults to the limit, and sometimes beyond.

Annoying at any age

By | 2018-03-21T20:13:20+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

Some parents unfairly bash their kids for misbehaving in endless airport lines. But who wouldn’t be bored, if not exasperated?

Non-verbal work carries its own satisfactions.

The mind and the matter

By | 2018-03-21T20:12:42+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

Making holiday cookies and decorations, very much manual labor, can have significance deeper than the simple joy of their making.

Busy times make for surrogate "parents."

Home economics

By | 2018-03-21T20:12:23+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Despite feminism and greater movement toward gender equality, a mother's role still lacks vital social (and financial) prestige.

The eye, and voice, of the beholder.

Vantage point

By | 2018-03-21T20:11:50+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Too many stories that play a critical role in therapy are based entirely on adult perspectives.

Making up games can help with school subjects.

Playtime lessons

By | 2018-03-21T20:11:13+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

Playtime is vital to a child, since those deprived of it are likely to rush into adulthood thinking of relaxation as a bad thing.

Young athletes are pushed beyond most known limits.

Child slavery

By | 2018-03-21T20:10:37+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

The relationship between sports and kids gets dicey when the competition calls for relentless practice and ignoring pain.

Studies already suggest sitting doesn't help young backs.

The Ritalin trap

By | 2018-03-21T20:09:48+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|

Too often, North American kids are riddled with amphetamines for not sitting still. But where's the logic?