I have three teenagers. They are obnoxiously eager to grow up. The kind of kids who take their driving test the first morning they legally can. I’ve taught two of them to drive. It is, hands down, the hardest thing I’ve done as a parent. I’d rather talk to them about genital warts than get into the passenger seat with one of them at the wheel. But I did it. So it is … [Read more...] about Teaching Teens to Drive – Tips to Help Keep Them Safe
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When my kids were born, I had this great fantasy that I would raise them in a gender-neutral household, in which girls could play with Legos and boys could play with dolls, and that we would be the ultimate, nurture over nature family. I’ll never forget the day when my son was playing with a Barbie that someone had given my daughter…and he looked up and spotted the … [Read more...] about Down Gender Lines, Despite My Best Efforts
Big news for 2012: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided, after three decades, to include FEMALE models in the simulated crash tests that gauge automobile safety. This is a wonderful development. Simply fantastic. But somehow, I think the engineers at the Department of Transportation might have figured out awhile ago that women drive cars too … [Read more...] about How Can Smart Men Be Such Crash Test Dummies?