Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Outing Heartless Offspring and Heartless City Hall

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette-Dewingas1 Failure to protect small businesses from Second Avenue Subway construction chaos Even though it means a lifelong worry like no other, most parents say being a parent is the best thing that ever happened to them. No regrets, even if one day they become bit players in the lives of their beloved offspring, “But that [&hellip
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Seasoned NY Times Journalist Publishes a Study On “The Mama’s Boy Myth”

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

‘The Mama’s Boy Myth’ makes the case for moms who like to raise their boys closer By Jessica Kobrin Bernstein When she was raising her two children, Kate Stone Lombardi—a seasoned journalist for The New York Times for more than two decades and mom to now-26-year-old Jeanie and 23-year-old Paul—was taken aback by the assumptions [&hellip
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The Joel Morales Story

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Stopping hate-filled violence and creating a better society by Bette Dewing What if your two sons were bullied and, when transferred to a different school, the harassment continued and your request for housing in another district was denied? Of course you know this happened to a 12-year-old East Harlem boy, Joel Morales. Finally, this beloved [&hellip
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Boys Will Be Boys After All

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Family, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

What is it with boys and trucks? by Josh Rogers The fire truck backed up, and West Side parents scrambled with their little boys to where they hoped the line would start to get on board. Almost immediately, there were over 100 people waiting Were there any girls at the West Side YMCA’s Touch-a-Truck event [&hellip
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‘Self’ Magazine Writer Focuses on Prominent Mothers

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Family, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Jennifer Hedwig When she was pregnant with her daughter over a year ago, Brooklyn-based writer Erin Bried found herself up to her eyeballs in sometimes confusing, often contradictory advice on parenthood. But she put her zest for research to work, and the result is the practical, yet tender book How to Rock Your Baby: [&hellip
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Pounding Suicide Prevention into the Public Consciousness: Life-affirming books and music aren’t just for Mother’s Day

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

betteDewing By Bette Dewing If “a picture is worth a thousand words,” the AP photo of Junior Seau’s anguished mother, Luisa, could save a thousand lives by drumming into the national consciousness the endless sorrow of a son or daughter’s suicide. Such graphic examples of grief could be a deterrent to what Jimmy Breslin once said [&hellip
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