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Is it no longer OK to buy your daughter a doll?

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From one extreme to another – that is one possible way you could describe the reactions to gender-labeling toys. Gender-neutral toy supports around the world are voicing their feelings regarding how child play; in Australia there is the ‘No Gender December’ campaign, in the UK you have ‘Let Toys Be Toys’; and in Sweden you […]

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A seagull swoops down in an arc too close for comfort, and I automatically step closer to Justin as we make our way down the boardwalk, ready to fight the bird for the pretzel piece he has in his hand. The “airborn rat” as I like to call them leaves my son alone and flies […]

And Then, He Turned Six

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The night before my sixth birthday, I stood barefoot on our front porch in my nightie as the sun began its descent. “Everything will change tomorrow,” I thought. “You’re not one of the little kids anymore. Six means being a big kid.” I suppose that in many ways, I was right. Six, after all, brought […]

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Tattoo Artist Turns Girl’s Leg Braces Into A Pair Of Wicked Awesome Disney Villains

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A tattoo artist with a big heart made a little girls day when he custom designed decals for her leg braces. Aaron Guillemette, owner of Up In Flames tattoo shop was approached by Hope Laliberte’s parents Aaron Lebeau and Pamela Laliberte-Lebeau, to create the images they had in mind – two villains from Disney: Ursula […]

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Honest Thoughts On My Son’s Playing With Girl Toys

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Joe DeProspero, a fiction author and humorous parent blogger for parents.com shares in his blog/article his views on “genderizing” children. In his eyes, DeProspero says “genderizing” is something we are all guilty of; from the minute we find out someone we know is expecting we want to know the gender of the baby and buy […]

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On Special Needs Parenting, Life in the 80’s, and Working as a Caddy and a Limo Driver

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Parenting a child with special needs is more similar to parenting a typical child than different. After all, each of us worry about our kids and, at times, about our parenting skills. We worry about sleep and school and bullies and wonder how our children will live life once we’ve stopped breathing. We hope and […]

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William Wants A Doll; So Why Shouldn’t He Have One

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A children’s book published over forty years ago by Charlotte Zolotow, called William’s Doll, has become a symbol for the struggle for equality in children, particularly when it comes to playtime. William’s Doll is about a young boy who desires more then anything else a doll to play with. His father has a hard time […]

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