February 8, 2023 | Rome, Italy
Airports tax adults to the limit, and sometimes beyond.

Annoying at any age

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

Busy times make for surrogate "parents."

Home economics

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

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

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

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