The Lessons of a Rainy Birthday
    September 16, 2011
    The Lessons of a Rainy Birthday

    On my son’s 19th birthday, it rained. It didn’t just rain.  It poured.  Which would be no fun in any circumstance, but we were on vacation at the beach—and Zack had just one more day before we…

    How young is too young for Facebook?
    September 15, 2011
    How young is too young for Facebook?

    A law proposed in California would require that social networking sites like Facebook take down content from the profiles of children under 18 if their parents request it. (more…)…

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    September 14, 2011
    Should pre-teens have cell phones? My 10-year-old thinks so.

    My 10-year-old daughter wants a cell phone. She wants it bad. So bad that the other night I came home to the note pictured below. (more…)…

    Raising Liam
    September 13, 2011
    Raising Liam

    Sometimes I hear my 5-year-old son say things, or watch him do things, that I’ve been meaning to teach him but haven’t.  I was totally planning on doing it, it’s just that I hadn’t had time y…

    Staying off the Slippery Slope to WALL-E
    September 12, 2011
    Staying off the Slippery Slope to WALL-E

    If you haven’t seen the movie “WALL-E”, you should. Not just because the robot hero (named WALL-E) is wonderful, but also because the movie is a great cautionary tale. The movie takes place in t…