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Entries from November 2011

How Do You Tell Your Kids About the Cops?

November 16th, 2011 by Matt | 5 Comments

For the past two months, I haven’t had much to say about Occupy Wall Street. I mean, I agreed in principle with the protesters’ arguments: the inequality of wealth in this country is staggering, and rich people and corporations essentially control politics. And one day I even toured Zuccotti Park with DadWagon’s own Theodore Ross; […]


He Reads!

November 7th, 2011 by Theodore | 3 Comments

I have on various occasions written of JP’s taste for both videogame playing and the use of e-readers, and described my at best ambivalent feelings about said pursuits. Now, from the Demise of the Childhood Mind chronicles comes a story with a (relatively and likely temporary) happy ending: JP has become so engrossed with learning […]


My Son, Dopey

November 1st, 2011 by Nathan | 4 Comments

We’re all in a post-Halloween sugar crash right about now. You too. I saw you sneaking KitKats by the fistful last night. But my crash is tinged with a little dose of further regret: did we knowingly humiliate our boy for Halloween? Of course we did, you say. Every pre-sentient (and I’m still putting a […]


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News flash! Some kids have a hard time trying to find an nyc apartment. Other kids have rich parents.

My Parents, My Landlords

nytimes.com

Even starter apartments are expensive in New York. Some parents help out by buying an apartment, then charging the child a bearable rent.

Feb 22nd 9:46am • No Comments

Essential reading if you want to know what teens are up to these days. When you're done, you'll want to kill yourself.

My Little Sister Taught Me How To Snapchat Like “The Teens”

buzzfeed.com

An investigation.

Feb 10th 4:48pm • 1 Comment

Oh, ha ha. You're fucked.

The Secret to Being Both a Successful Writer and a Mother: Have Just One Kid

theatlantic.com

A large number of female authors are parents of only children.

Feb 4th 1:10pm • No Comments

Study shows 5-year-olds who learn calculus are 3 times more annoying than regular 5-year-olds.

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

theatlantic.com

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math

Feb 3rd 11:42am • No Comments