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.
Archive for February, 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 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.