Archive for February, 2011

Sibling Rivalry and a Special Needs Child

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

My six-year-old daughter seems to prefer her two-year-old sister to her four-year-old sister. The two-year-old is very advanced for her age, while the four-year-old has a speech impairment that has affected her social abilities. My six-year-old not only shuns her sister she is also hurtful to her — pinching, hitting, taking favorite items from her.


Big Women on Campus

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Guess what problem is giving college administrators nightmares this admissions season? No, it’s not frat hazing, binge drinking or the out-of-control cost of tuition. What really scares higher educators right now, according to a New York Times survey, is the increasing presence of women on campus.


I don’t Want Kids

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I am a 26-year-old working woman and I do not want to have children — ever. In fact, I am planning to have my tubes tied on my next birthday. My husband would prefer to have kids, but he respects my decision. What upsets me is that my sisters and friends pressure me to get pregnant and tell me I’m missing out on life’s greatest experience. I feel as if they are judging me in a negative way.



Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Why is it that public opinion says it’s OK for a man to masturbate, that it’s an expression of masculinity and pride. But at the same time, it’s considered inappropriate for a female?