On Parenting: Politics


Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Sasha and Malia’s new term

The Obama victory presents a personal challenge to the first family

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Parenting through the non-post-racial post-election

The election has triggered some ugly conversations about race and ethnicity. Parents can prod kids in a better direction.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Post-election: Lessons from kindergarten

Today, as parents nurse their electoral hangovers, we might do well to review the basics of good sportsmanship.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Voting with kids: Worth the hassle?

It takes extra preparation and patience to lug kids to the polls for a civics lesson. Is it worth it?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

The Alex P. Keaton myth

Parents have tremendous influence over their child’s later political views, research suggests.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/05/2012

A parental act that predicts if a child becomes a voter

Parents who vote when a child is in high school can change their child’s lifelong perspective on political engagement

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/03/2012

Answering the question ‘why vote?’

Parents mull the answers to a question bound to be asked by kids as we head to the polls.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Ann Coulter gets a lesson on another “r” word: Respect

The conservative provocateur has been infuriating many parents recently by calling her opponents “retards.” Now, an eloquent Special Olympiad has responded with a awe-inspiring open letter.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Disability

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

‘Slackers’ are voters, if you know where to look

Young adults are not necessarily a generation that has dead ended professionally and politically. A new report shows that they are politically aware and passionate, but not in the traditional ways of their parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Talking politics, not trash, to kids

As the campaign heats up and debates get heated, parents have to walk a line between enthusiasm for candidates and joining in trash talk.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Parents take workplace flexibility by the horns

A new census report reveals a spike in work-from-home situations.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-life Balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Calling on the candidates to debate real family issues

A new petition is asking tonight's presidential debate monitor to ask candidates to explain their position on family-friendly public policy

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 09/26/2012

More time or money? Recession changes the answer

Poll shows parents are worried about supporting their families and feel abandoned by the government.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:44 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Education, Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Family Leave: Not a benefit, a protection

A new policy proposal reframes paid family leave as a necessary worker protection.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Parents take advantage of health-care extension

The new census report reveals that health insurance for young adults spiked last year after parents were able to extend coverage for them.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare, Politics

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/05/2012

‘Mom-in-chief’ moniker needs to be voted out

Michelle Obama’s blockbuster speech was marred by the use of the pandering phrase ‘mom-in-chief.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Obama’s comment on family speaks volumes

President Obama’s comment to CNN that his family trumps after-hours schmoozing reflects a major cultural shift on work-life balance attitudes

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-life Balance

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Ann Romney’s mother love: What about dads?

Ann Romney’s convention speech focused on mothers as parents. What did a new generation of involved dads think? Let’s just say she didn’t “connect.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, RNClive

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Why the conventions lie about parenting

The myth of presidential parenting will be on full display at the political conventions, furthering the lie that a solid education begins and ends with home discipline

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics;rnclive

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Pediatricians offer new support for circumcision

The American Academy of Pediatrics Monday came out with more support for infant circumcision, while trying to stay out of the larger cultural debate over the procedure.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:01 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Babaies, Politics

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/09/2012

What ‘having it all’ really means

As a group of advocates for more family-friendly workplace policies gather this week in D.C., the idea of ‘having it all’ takes on a more expansive meaning.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-Life Balance, Politics

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 06/04/2012

President Obama pardons Minnesota student for missing school

“Mr. Ackerman, please excuse Tyler. He was with me!” reads a note President Barack Obama wrote on behalf of a Tyler Sullivan, a fifth grader in Minnesota who skipped school Friday.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:33 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Has gay parenting ‘normalized’ the perception of gay relationships?

“That parenting piece helps people understand that this is not about sex — God knows, you don’t have kids if you want to have sex. It’s about love,” says Catherine Tuerk, a longtime activist in D.C.’s gay advocacy community.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Parenting, Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Mom Congress convenes in D.C.: What do you call an activist who happens to be a mother?

Parenting Magazine sponsors the event which brings together moms from around the country for a few days of networking and advocacy training.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics, Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Hilary Rosen vs. Ann Romney reaction: Mothers are not so easily divided

Motherhood is a job, but possibly not the hardest in the world.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Politicians slow to embrace Pinterest miss connections with mothers

PunditMom blogger Joanne Bamberger says politicians should leave the soccer field and get on Pinterest to connect with moms.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Politics

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/28/2012

New report suggests a woman’s reproductive span may some day be far less limited

A new report in the journal Nature Medicine suggests that a woman’s reproductive span may some day be far less limited.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ethics, Politics, Pregnancy

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Rick Santorum on prenatal tests: Can the future of pregnancy health care be stopped?

Santorum criticized the President Obama-backed health-care program for requiring insurance coverage of certain prenatal tests because they “encourage abortions.” But Santorum’s and the public’s focus might be more useful on the conditions the tests discover.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Disability, Down Syndrome, Ethics, Politics, Pregnancy

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012

‘Mommy’ blogs: What are they, and how much do they matter?

The term now covers pretty much any female writer who has ever mentioned her own child and who, even occasionally, writes about an issue that relates to parenting.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 01/25/2012

PunditMom breaks down the political evolution of mommy bloggers

D.C. blogger Joanne Bamberger, who’s also known as PunditMom, discusses how women who write about their day-to-day lives fuse topics such as insurance policy and education into their blogs.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:36 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics