It has finally come to this: a parent has sued a sports coach for not playing his child more frequently.Perhaps this will go down in American parenting history as definitive proof that we have all totally lost our minds.I am surprised this didn’t happen earlier, actually. And that the lawsuit originated in Texas, not New York City, where parents pay professionals to coach … [Read more...] about When Sports Parents Go Too Far…
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Recently I wrote about the shameful state of women’s health care in America and how America’s broken health care system affects women. National Association of Mothers' Centers Advocacy Coordinator and mothers’ rights advocate, Valerie Young, is a bright light and constant champion for improving the status of women and care giving in America. Valerie has guest posted for … [Read more...] about Mothers’ Declaration of Rights
The idea of women’s empowerment is a touchy issue. It has been correlated with the myth of the “male decline” and other scare tactics put forth by those who may seek to sweep women’s issues under the proverbial rug. However, one fact stands very clear. Our current approach on women’s health care in the US is not working. I wrote the original post on Women’s Empowerment … [Read more...] about How America’s Broken Health Care System Affects Women
Maybe it's just me, but when I hear the phrase “My lunch came from the vending machine,” it doesn't typically bring to mind images of health and happiness. Vending machine meals are what you do in college, during your first years in the work force as an underpaid and overworked entry level employee, or when you’re low on time and running on empty. Chips, … [Read more...] about Don’t Blame the Vending Machine!
Most of my life has been spent in groups of men and women. First, my family of six. Then elementary school classrooms. Then more school, including business school, where 100% of our work occurred in study groups. Then actual business, with its endless small meetings and large presentations, as well as a few nonprofit boards, where all work again occurs in groups. What’s … [Read more...] about Do Women Need to Learn How to Speak Out in a Crowd?