Aug 8th 2011 2:19PM Beautiful photos. Wish the writer of the article understood the difference between "inside" and outside. Would have been even better if there had been descriptions along with the photos and not just "Indiana", "England", etc.
Jul 4th 2011 11:00PM I don't like her - never liked her. I never saw what others saw in watching her/the kids/ the ex in the first show and don't understand why TLC made another show about her and the kids. They're all whiney little brats.
What bothers me the most about her? Did anyone else READ her statements? She sounds like an uneducated 16 year old. "Like" is not a word that needs used in every sentence.
Jun 8th 2011 11:27PM All 3 of my girls slept with me or near my bed when they were infants/toddlers. It made breastfeeding and diapering easier in the night. When it was time to move them, we set up their youth bed or a sleeping bag on our bedroom floor. They just naturally decided they wanted to sleep in their beds rather than on the floor!
After that, we made sure they knew; if the door was shut, knock and wait for permission to enter.
And for those times we wanted to "be adult" when the kids were little? There was always a crib set up in another room.
May 26th 2011 8:49PM I read the same story the mother did. While I felt it was a great commentary on the role expectations of gendered children and a wonderful exploration of "what if there were no gender expectations of children?" - I know the truth: boys are boys and girls are girls. My son liked to play with trucks and tear the head of his sisters' Barbie dolls. My daughters like to take Barbie for rides in their brother's truck. My son did have a dolly when he was younger, and my youngest daughter is a "Tom-boy" (although she loves dresses and doing her hair and makeup more than the older 3 girls).
I wonder: The article states Storm's gender is only known by the older brothers, the parents, and the midwives, and yet Storm is almost 6 months old. WHEN has this baby been to the doctor for a checkup, vaccines, etc.? And, does this mean the child has no birth certificate?? How does it receive medical care in a country with Universal Health Care?
I could care less if these parents braid their little boy's hair, dress their baby in gender neutral clothing, buy matching dresses for all of them on Easter, or put them all in 3 piece suits for Christmas. What I think everyone missed is: IS this child receiving the proper health care it should?
May 23rd 2011 3:18PM It's about time! It's not that schools and teachers don't want parents involved - they just want them involved in good ways. You don't have to go to school and make a nuisance out of yourself to be involved: you just have to ask your child what homework he/she has, whether s/he needs help, what happened in school today (and ask specifics, not just "DId you have a good day today?").
We're involved, but hands off parents. We don't do our children's homework for them, like other parents we know. That teaches them nothing. However, if they need help, don't understand something, or have questions, they know they can come to us.
One of the biggest differences I think that are in schools today is that parents don't back up the teachers. Can't tell you how many times I've heard parents say that their child's teacher has it in for them. How about your child's a poop, and his/her teacher knows it? How about your child is causing problems in class and MY child can't learn anything because the entire day is spent on keeping your darling from injuring himself or others?
About time they made parents responsible!! If you don't want to be accountable for your child's actions, either don't have them or keep them in line!!
May 17th 2011 2:56PM It doesn't matter what he did or who he did it to. My question is: Why, after keeping it a secret from everyone for 10 years did he feel the need to make a public declaration? This is a private matter, and the media would have left it alone if he hadn't gone out of his way to state exactly why she left him! Do we really care? No. That he was having affairs before, no big revelation there. That he was stupid enough to get another woman pregnant is a bit surprising. You'd think someone with so much to lose would protect himself more.
The other woman is a bit to blame, but only because she was also married - HE took marriage vows to Ms. Shriver, the employee didn't.
Apr 7th 2011 8:32PM It had nothing to do with whether the parents were feeding her what.
It had EVERYTHING to do with this: The Physician thought the child might have pneumonia and told the parents to get a chest x-ray. THEN, if the child had pneumonia, doctors would have given her antibiotics and maybe some breathing treatments. The parents chose to ignore modern medicine and instead resort to homeopathic methods from the 1700 and 1800s, when almost 50% of all children DIED of infection.
The child would have had a better chance of living if the parents had followed directions and had her treated. Not saying she WOULDN'T have died, just that she would have had a better chance of living.
Mar 9th 2011 1:09PM I agree with the article, except for one thing: children don't walk to school anymore because the schools are too far away! I walked 6 blocks to and from school every day. Now, the nearest school to my home is 2 miles. Why? Because it's cheaper to build one or two huge schools for the entire town than it is to build 4 smaller schools in the neighborhoods.
Something not mentioned: Homework! My children frequently hear; "I finished that grade, I don't need to do the work again." I refuse to check homework or do it for them. If they have a question, I'll answer it but write the teacher a note that they did not understand it the way he/she taught it.
My daughter in grade 7 recently had a required Science Fair. She did all of her own work. Her presentation wasn't perfect, but it was hers. The children who "won" First, second, and third places readily stated that their parents either did the project for them or helped more than 50%.
In trying to help our children not have any adversary in their lives, we're forgetting something: They're future ADULTS and need to learn to care for themselves.
Mar 6th 2011 12:45PM It's horrible that someone would place a child in the overhead bin. However, it sounds as if the mother is causing the child to have problems, not the actual incident. It was 10 seconds - not forever. The mother was traumatized and is clutching her child to her. She needs to let it go and get on with her child's life.
Feb 28th 2011 5:41PM My kids get a cell phone when they start driving on their own. Until then, it is a non-necessary item. Come on, when are your kids anywhere where there is not a phone they can use or that you aren't there, or another adult you trust isn't there? And if you said "All of the time" you're one sorry parent.
When my kids DO get a phone, it's a bare-bones one. They can call and TALK to people (OMG - what a concept!!) and they can take photos. Other services are all blocked. No texting, no internet, no downloading, no listening to music on it. Nope, just call and photo.
And if you're saying "My darling would never cheat, given the opportunity" You're either deluded or crazy!!