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Jennifer is a New York-based journalist who's simultaneously starting a family with her husband Ron, and an online news publication in her neighborhood. Go ahead, question the wisdom.

Posts tagged parenting

Jul 24 '11

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Jul 24 '11

Mammas don’t let your babies grow up to be assholes

Today at the Hall of Science, this thick, one-year-old bruiser pounded his meaty palms on a ledge just below The Boss’s face. Without making a move towards the boy, his mother gushed, “Oh, he can be aggressive sometimes.”

I took my cue from the Dog Whisperer and led The Boss away without saying anything. But all I could think was, “Lady, if your kid hits my kid, then I’m going to hit you. That’s how it’ll play out.”

Teaching a child to behave is about preventing an offensive act, not making excuses for it. Permissive parenting benefits no one, least of all the child.

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Jun 25 '11

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Apr 14 '11

Tags: parenting