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Photographic Proof: Imperfection is inevitable

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Please look at this astonishing yearly photo-diary a father took of his daughter, Alison, from toddlerhood to young adulthood. I’m not sure what to think of it. Alison starts off as more than passably perfect. Around eight, she grows surly; begins to favor ominous Cleopatra eye-makeup at 12. When a series of boyfriends—some of the […]

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Perfect Backlash: The “Orphan” Trailer

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

“I guess I’m different,” says Esther, the eerily precocious child at the center of this upcoming horror film (July 7), explaining why she prefers to paint industriously instead of partying with less focused kids. And by “different,” she’s not just referring to her tenacious love of Victorian black-velvet chokers. Described as “extraordinary” and “mature for […]

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The breastfeeding guilt-trip irks a certain mommy!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Friend of PBH Lynn Harris (rhymes with “hilarious”) reports with uncharacteristic sobriety on the ongoing “bottle or breast” debate over on “Anyone remember the 2005 public health campaign comparing not breast-feeding to riding a mechanical bull while pregnant?” she asks. If breast is indeed best, then breast-feeding advocates would do well to stop calling […]

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Guess the famous perfect baby!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

This Good Friday edition of “Guess the Perfect Baby” may vex the many Germans who follow this blog because today’s mystery miracle child is conspicuously American. Here are your clues: 1. As the nation recently discovered, he was an extremely curious baby—precocious in at least one area of infant development: the wearing of capes. 2. […]

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Is your kid “aggressively schooled”?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

More on the “who’s to blame—parents or teachers?” debate. This from Dr. Melissa Clouthier, a chiropractor who blogs “with children literally sitting on my head”: Slow parenting might be a new trend, though I’m dubious. Aggressive, strung-out parenting seems to be the norm. Kids have their extra-curricular activities and then they come home…where they are […]

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