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December, 2018

How parenting fearlessly taught me to live without fear, too

Fearless Parenting: This week, our Fearless Parent — confronting the reality that is her college-age kids about to leave the nest — debuts a reimagined column, called Fearless Living, in which she will expand the brand of straightforward parenting that she’s promoted all these years to the more encompassing terrain of living life in general. Comments (2)

November, 2018

Editorial: Staff members of Schneps Community Newspaper Group work hard each year to help many Kings County do-good groups in their efforts to assist Brooklynites in need. Embedded in our company is the strong belief that giving back to the community will in turn promote residents to make similar “acts of kindness” all year long. Comment

Checkin’ in with ... Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus

Checkin’ in with: Read on for our sit-down with Democrat Mathylde Frontus, who will now represent Coney Island and other nabes in Albany after voters elected the political newcomer to the Assembly seat vacated by disgraced pol and convicted felon Pamela Harris. Comments (3)

Book review: Ft. Greene author’s new tome helps protect finances, identities in age of cyber crime

Books: A Brooklyn author’s new book offers practical steps to help individuals protect their identities and finances in an age when he argues cyber crimes drastically outnumber violent holdups. Comment

It’s is Election Day! Get out and vote!

Politics: We know, we know. We said we weren’t going to do this. But here goes… Get out and vote! Comments (19)

October, 2018

Talking about sex and booze — with kids and adults — is crucial

Fearless Parenting: So why don’t we ever do it? Comments (1)

The King lives in this new play about Elvis

Rhymes with Crazy: Maybe the National Enquirer was right all along. Comment

September, 2018

Channeling her inner Shantell Martin

Fearless Parenting: This week, Steph wants to be herself, and get a lot accomplished. Comments (5)
Fixing the BQE: It was a dream come true for Brooklyn Paper editor-in-chief Vince DiMiceli, who got a chance to see just how decrepit the BQE really is — or isn’t. Comments (22)

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

Rhymes with Crazy: A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard. Comment

Don’t talk to strangers? Ha!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie pleads with everyone to just say “Hello” to one another. Comment

Remember playing ringolevio? Of course you do!

Rhymes with Crazy: That’s because your greatest memories of childhood are about playing. But will your child feel the same 20 years from now? Comments (7)

August, 2018

The insane-family vacation. (Note the hyphen.)

Fearless Parenting: Well, insane parents, at least. Comment

If there wasn’t death, would we have religion?

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist studies why we are always looking to a higher power. Comments (1)

The mayor on transparency: My spokespeople should give their names

Politics: A recent trend of agency officials not telling reporters who they are needs to stop, says Mayor DeBlasio. Comments (4)

The president, the mayor, fake news, and your local paper

Editorial: CNG editors say attacks on the free press are attacks on American values. Comments (22)

Steph says it’s time to talk to strangers

Fearless Parenting: As William Butler Yeats so wisely put it, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” Comment

Tracking the trends of tomorrow ... today!

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist predicts the crazes soon to take popular culture by storm (or not). Comments (1)

Let the kids be who they are

Fearless Parenting: While trying to figure out why her two sons are so different, Stephanie considers the important role teachers play in shaping a human being. Comments (1)

July, 2018

Here’s why I now love Mr. Rogers more than ever before

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist reveals why her appreciation for the show she was bored with as a kid has grown significantly. Comments (3)

A trip out west proves it is still wild

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie and her son negotiate the rapids of life. Comment

How to win at soccer without really trying

Rhymes with Crazy: Here’s a hint: Let the kids play by themselves! Comment

The long road to freedom

Fearless Parenting: On the heels of Independence Day, our columnist explains why learning to navigate family car trips is essential to understanding the true meaning of democracy. Comment

If you see something, sometimes you should keep your mouth shut

Rhymes with Crazy: Not every child left in a car is in danger. Comments (6)

June, 2018

Note to self: I killed the cat

Fearless Parenting: Sure, the vet can say it was inevitable that it would die before its second birthday, but I know it was my fault. Comment

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Rhymes with Crazy: Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head outdoors! Comments (4)

You have to believe we are magic

Fearless Parenting: Look, everybody has their “Xanadu” moment. Comment

David Hosack: New York City’s founding father

Rhymes with Crazy: And here’s why he is who he is. Comment

May, 2018

Now she’s pissed about where she raised her kids

Fearless Parenting: Maybe Stephanie should have brought them up in the suburbs? Comments (3)

Edited for bedtime: Parents making fairy tales ‘safer’

Rhymes with Crazy: Will parents ever stop putting their kids in plastic bubbles? Comments (4)

Lessons learned from an Englishman in New York

Fearless Parenting: Wow, Sting had it right all along. (And can you believe that song came out in 1985). Comment

When was the first time you spanked your child?

Rhymes with Crazy: Times change, and so have baby books. Comment

April, 2018

Celebrating freedom for the two young men in her life

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures it’s best to let boys be boys. Comments (1)

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ of the fashion industry

Rhymes with Crazy: Women fashion designers have been turning heads for more than a century. Comment

Suppose things aren’t the way they are supposed to be

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist reminds herself that life is what it is, not what it’s supposed to be. Comment

In Utah, its now legal to let your kid walk home alone

Rhymes with Crazy: So why can you be arrested for it in New York? Comments (1)

March, 2018

Scene and heard: Mom and son talk rap music!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie sits down with her 16-year-old and considers the finer elements of hip-hop. Comments (2)

The flip side of post-traumatic stress disorder

Rhymes with Crazy: For some but not all, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Comments (1)

Stephanie’s sweet smell of success

Fearless Parenting: Everyone has a different definition of success, and not all of them begin and end with a Lexus. Comment

Now hear this: Your toys are listening!

Rhymes with Crazy: Believe it! Today’s dolls double as surveillance devices. Comment

‘Thoughts and prayers’ won’t stop car nuts — but new rules can

Brooklyn Angle: It’s time we stopped letting car owners talk about murderous drivers the same way that gun owners talk about murderers with weapons, writes Windsor Terrace resident Gersh Kuntzman. Comments (19)

Steph is positive she needs to think positively

Fearless Parenting: It’s the opposite of negative. Comment

February, 2018

Why your kid’s college education is a big waste of money

Rhymes with Crazy: Do you remember what you learned in college? Does anyone? Comments (10)

Supporting my teen during trauma

Fearless Parenting: This week Steph learns that she doesn’t have all the answers, and that’s okay. Comments (2)

Frank talk about an unmentionable subject

Rhymes with Crazy: You guessed it: Death! Comment

Teaching her college-bound boy to go with the flow

Fearless Parenting: Life is a highway, and Steph wants her boys to drive it all night long. Comment

January, 2018

Teen terrorists and other tales of adolescence

Rhymes with Crazy: What makes a teen want to blow things up, hack computer, or cry over that burger you are eating? His brain. Comment

Still right by his side

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie survives her youngest son’s skiing accident. Comment

Helicopter parenting makes kids more anxious

Rhymes with Crazy: And here’s the solution: Let your children do things! Comment

In 2018, what if we believed there was nothing wrong with us?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie gets deep. Comment

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