Is kids TV ready for "gay marriage"?
Mariette Ulrich | 31 Aug 2011
Yes, according to an online petition.
Will a story about dieting help your overweight child?
Mariette Ulrich | 30 Aug 2011
If I had a definitive (and easy) solution to the dilemma of overweight children, I might well be a millionaire. As it is, life tends to be a little more difficult and complex.
"Friends with benefits": but who benefits?
Mariette Ulrich | 17 Aug 2011
Three movies on the same ghastly topic in two short years? What’s up with that?
Should teens be taught how to break up nicely?
Mariette Ulrich | 12 Aug 2011
I’m inclined to think they should first be taught basic table manners, and how to say “Please” and “Thank You” with consistency, but that would make me seem hopelessly old-fashioned.
Is allowing too many Twinkies child abuse?
Mariette Ulrich | 1 Aug 2011
Should parents of morbidly obese children lose custody of their children? Yes, argue some medical experts. They recommend that in some extreme cases, foster care is the most ethical path to take.
Should 40-something moms dress like their daughters?
Mariette Ulrich | 28 Jul 2011
Now that my girls (and I) are getting older, I actually appreciate their advice. But dress like them? No thank you.
The "Breast Milk Baby" doll controversy
Mariette Ulrich | 21 Jul 2011
I'm a bit divided on the concept of this toy: the bra part seems a little creepy to me, but otherwise I see no harm.
History textbooks tinged with pink?
Mariette Ulrich | 9 Jul 2011
A bill that would require textbooks for California public schools to include the historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people passed the state Assembly.
Love and marriage in pre (sexual) revolutionary England
Mariette Ulrich | 28 Jun 2011
The pre-sexual revolution generations might not have had sex education, but that didn’t stop them learning how to love.
School wants to know how new entrants were born. No kidding.
Mariette Ulrich | 16 Jun 2011
Once upon a time, all you had to do in order to enrol in school was be 6 years old and toilet-trained. How times have changed. Now they want to know how you were born, and why it happened like that...