Category Archive: Parenting myths

It’s your fault – another Parenting Myth

When you see a misbehaving child running wild around the store, what is your first thought? If you’re like me, you’re thinking, “Where are the parents?? They ought to be controlling their kid!” The assumption is that when a child misbehaves, the parents are responsible. If the parents were doing their job, then the child [...]

How can anyone afford to have kids?

While chatting with my mechanic, he mentioned being married for just a couple of years. “Any kids?” I asked. “No, we can’t afford them,” he replied. Do kids costs that much? In an affluent and commercialized society, we are bombarded by ads for $500 strollers, $50 infant outfits, $5 a jar of “organic” baby food. [...]