School prayer was banned by the US Supreme Court 50 years ago, but there is probably more presence of religion in public school environments – through club ministries, classes, after-school and interfaith programs, and faith-based services – than ever.
Time passes quickly when you're a parent, but Father's Day allows a chance to look back at the younger days of children and appreciate where kids are now.
When his 'You're not special' Wellesley High School graduation speech went viral last year, book agents came calling. Now you can look for a book on the same theme tweaking the modern parenting culture of praise in which, he says, 'if everyone is special, then no one is.'
An empty nest fills when an American couple goes to China to work, and finds their trailing offspring with them. But now the Beijing-ensconced parents see their adult kids moving back to the US.
After her son asked to go to temple, one mother wonders what he gets out of it – spirituality? Familiarity? Either way, it makes her happy.
Boys' products are blue or red with cars or trucks and girls' toys are pink or purple with hearts, one mom has noticed. Why can't certain toys be for both genders?