How young is too young for Facebook?
I’ve been thinking about this question because my youngest son, Henry (age 12) asked about getting a Facebook page.
Henry has two older brothers (ages 16 and 17) who are both on Facebook, but I am not inclined to let Henry participate until high school.
Remembering Before I Forget: The Beginning
I have breast cancer.
On the day my eldest son left for college, my youngest son got his first zit. This had to be some kind of sign, I thought. Time marches on or some such thing.
Maybe this was God’s little joke aimed at a mom whose “baby” is no longer a baby and whose first child was flying the coop. If so: not funny.
As the parent of a high school senior and a junior, I am both fascinated and horrified by the SAT cheating scandal that was recently discovered on Long Island.
Until last week, my three children had no experience with death. And strangely enough, although I’ve lived almost five decades, neither had I. Both my grandfathers died before I was born; my grandmothers died when I was a child, but I was not close to either of them. No one I’ve cared deeply about has eve
I have to confess: I was a witness to my teenage son's first kiss, and it was bizarre, to say the very least. There he was, pulling the girl close to him with one hand, tenderly caressing her jawline with the other... and then, the kiss.
Is it possible to instill a love of reading in a child who hates to read? Or is it, as Cletus from “The Simpsons” might say, “an exercise in futility”?