Yet Dr. Seaver is worth a tip of the hat as a character who helped liberate TV dads from the prison of always being right and always being serious. He was an important transitional figure in the metamorphosis of television parenting, from the one-size-fits-all version of early TV to the wide variety of today.
One January morning, while attempting my first jog since the birth of my 6-week-old baby, I was taken aback by my low endurance as I plodded along, hyperventilating and draped over the stroller’s handle.
We are leaving the place of Easter eggs, tooth fairies, and leprechauns.
What if the investment is in children, and the return on investment not only makes economic sense but results in richer, fuller, healthier lives for the entire family?
The emphasis is on “rigorous instruction,” and young children are forced to sit at their desks doing academic work — sometimes with little or no recess and/or sufficient physical education.
Apparently parents’ complaints about the high cost of childcare are warranted after all, thanks to findings from a Child Care Aware report that says it’s unaffordable in 49 of the 50 U.S. states.