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What Makes a 21st Century Mom?

May 13, 2012

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May 10, 2012 Moms will be moms. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Sean Dreilinger It’s never been easy to be a mom. I don’t speak from personal experience, of course, but my mother had eight kids and, as I remember it, that was no slice of heaven. You could make the case that all the […]

The State of The World’s Mothers

May 12, 2012

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by Suzi ParraschMay 11, 2012 As the mother of two teenagers, my greatest concern tonight is what to put on the dinner table, chicken or fish, pasta or pizza? A world away, in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, 32 year old Alemeneshe, pictured here breastfeeding her one year old son Ayalres, has far graver things to worry […]

A culture of premature sexualisation

May 1, 2012

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guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 April 2012 and its inaugural body confidence awardsheld at the Palace of Westminster (Body language, 21 April). As a mother of three young children and head of a girls’ school, I have long been concerned about the growing premature sexualisation of our children and have campaigned against this. As parents, we must […]

We need a ‘beyond bars’ approach to jailing women followed by Vulnerable men in jail

May 1, 2012

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When women with children are sent to prison, who is being punished? Carlene Firminguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 April 2012 A cell at Bronzefield women’s prison, in Middlesex. Every year, 18,000 children see their mothers go to prison. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian I will never forget the first time I visited a women’s prison. I […]

The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 27, 2012

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Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesTimmy Kimbrough at home with his daughter Josie, 2, and his stepdaughters, Nicole, 13, and Brooke Borden, 10, left. His wife, shown in the framed photograph, is in jail. By ADA CALHOUNPublished: April 25, 2012 On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter […]

Sext Up Kids (VIDEO)

April 23, 2012

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by Annie Urban April 22, 2012 At Care2, we’ve written numerous times about the increased sexualization of children and teenagers. From Toddlers and Tiaras to crotchless thongs for girls to teens texting pornographic images, our children are being sexualized and exposed to sexual imagery and situations an earlier ages and in a more intensified fashion […]

Gender identity and children who struggle with it

April 23, 2012

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By Janice D’ArcyPosted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012 Gender nonconformity is a new term for many of us, but for some families it’s an issue that has gone unrecognized for too long. Increasingly, more families with children who struggle with gender are speaking out and asking for more rights and more inclusion. One high-profile story […]