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January, 2017

This year’s 10 most-ridiculous moments in helicopter parenting

Rhymes with Crazy: Yep. We’ve got a list for that. Comments (3)

December, 2016

Resolve to try, and to bounce back if you should fail

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie once again says she will try again. Comments (1)

Don’t let them die without a fight!

Rhymes with Crazy: New York State needs to allow those facing sure death from an incurable disease the right to test new medications, says our columnist. Comment

Now I can’t wait to get bit by a scorpion!

Rhymes with Crazy: Lenore learns a lot about the eight-legged freaks! Comments (5)

Or: How Stephanie Thompson’s teenage son learned to stop rebelling and love the mom-time

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie’s teenage son learns to go with the flow. Comment

That’s a wrap! This next big food is delicious!

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore wraps it up and serves it to you. Comments (1)

Warning! Your child may be playing with a ball!

Rhymes with Crazy: And that can be dangerous — even if he’s outside! Comments (3)

Say ‘Hi’ to each other!

Fearless Parenting: Because Steph thinks it can change the world. Comments (4)

November, 2016

These jokes about getting old kill

Rhymes with Crazy: It’s a dying art. Comment

Lenore checks if kids are Penske material

Rhymes with Crazy: Or, if they can get into Yale. Comments (2)

Seriously, how do we prevent the next Squirrel attack?

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist wonders what to do when rodents are on the warpath — and how we should stop it. Comments (1)

Gym-tastic! Steph and son work out together

Fearless Parenting: It happend! Stephanie’s good example has paid dividends! Comment

Oh droid! Will we all lose our jobs to robots?

Rhymes with Crazy: Two professors walked into a seminar and argued about the future world of human emulation, and Lenore was there to hash it all out. Comment

October, 2016

The not-so-incredible shrinking parents

Rhymes with Crazy: A new books looks into how good guys like Freud and Dr. Spock were as parents. Comment

Steph gets intimate (or at least she tries to).

Fearless Parenting: Intimacy, like comedy, is hard. But it is worth it. Comments (1)
LETTER

Paper got it wrong on Bridge Park tower height

Letters: The interim president of Brooklyn Bridge Park responds to our coverage. Comments (6)

The developmentally disabled and child pornography

Rhymes with Crazy: Just because a person has autism doesn’t make viewing child porn okay, but should such people go to jail for it? Comments (6)

Creepy clowns the latest unnecessary fear

Rhymes with Crazy: What’s next? Killer muppets? Comments (8)

Trump didn’t learn what I taught my kids in the sandbox

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie can’t take it anymore. Comments (6)

Trump not the first to send ill-advised late-night tweets

Rhymes with Crazy: Yep. It has happened before. Here’s proof. Comments (6)

Undercovering the urge to cover up

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist looks into the growing fashion statement that is covering up. Comments (37)

September, 2016

You need a sick day every once in a while

Fearless Parenting: Stephanie and Oscar are sick, and that’s the perfect time to relax. Comments (1)

Lander: Zoned collection will be safer, cleaner, cheaper

Perspective: Arguing for the affirmative... Comments (5)

Garbage hauler: Zoned collection will kill business, customer choice

Perspective: And for the negative... Comments (3)

A brief history of weddings, and how they got so expensive

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist breaks down the day you say “I do!” Comments (3)

The good, the bad, and the airport

Rhymes with Crazy: Yes, LaGuardia is pretty terrible. But it is getting better. Comment

Steph grades herself, damn everyone else

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie realizes she needs to stop worrying about other people’s lives, and start enjoying her own. Comments (2)

These are the pest days of our lives

Rhymes with Crazy: No, that is not a typo. Comments (1)

Profiling moms: When is it OK to leave a kid alone?

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore plays Marco Polo with her column. Comments (6)

It’s Fall — time to make time for myself

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie tries to remember to look out for No. 1. Comments (2)

August, 2016

Relax! It’s okay to let your kid walk to school

Rhymes with Crazy: Stranger danger is a myth, writes our columnist, so you don’t have to spend $400 on that tracking device. Comments (3)

And now … A college class to teach kids how to be adults

Rhymes with Crazy: Do you thing we baby them too much, maybe? Comments (6)

Three steps to enlightenment: recognition, forgiveness, reprogramming

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie realizes she can’t get upset with herself when she looks at her kids and sees her mirror image. Comment

How Pokemon Go delivers kids to sex offenders

Rhymes with Crazy: That and other lies today in Rhymes with Crazy! Comments (3)

Political correctness is ruining America’s sense of humor

Rhymes with Crazy: A comedian’s job is to cross the line, says our columnist, not be afraid to go near it. Comments (10)

The consequence of making a mistake? Compassion

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie gives us all a lesson in compassion. Comments (2)

July, 2016

There is nothing wrong with mail-order brides

Rhymes with Crazy: Talk about a win-win! Everyone who thinks mail-order brides are bad don’t know a thing about mail-order brides! Comments (7)

Proof we are all lemmings: Pokemon Go and Starbucks

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie realizes it doesn’t take much to motivate us, or does it? Comments (2)

It’s time to deal with the Pokemon menace

Rhymes with Crazy: The problem is out there, and Lenore knows how to solve it! Comments (5)

The death of a legendary journalist

Spin Cycle: Fact it, they don’t make them like they used to. Comments (1)

Get ready folks, here comes Generation Z

Rhymes with Crazy: They’ll tell you what they are eating on the internet! Comments (3)

Swiss Family Thompson: Steph’s European vacation

Fearless Parenting: You can learn a lot from a trip to Switzerland, and its not all cheesy. Comment

The other July holidays

Rhymes with Crazy: Feeling a little down because the big July holiday is already behind us, with nothing to show for it but leftover red, white, and blue frosted cupcakes? (And isn’t blue frosting repulsive? And isn’t that why the cupcakes are left over?) Comments (1)

Balancing fatherhood and alumni pride

Spin Cycle: Tom looks back on his Alma mater as his daughter visits colleges. Comment

Two kids from another country invade my house

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore has a tough time saying goodbye to her exchange students. Comments (1)

June, 2016

Get along! Stef demands we set aside our grievances

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders why even adults continue to act like teenagers. Comment

Who’s to blame? Gorillas, gators, or us?

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore points the finger! Comments (3)

Thoughts of dad, and all he did

Spin Cycle: Tom cheers his father, a holocaust survivor who lost most of his family during World War II. Comment

An ‘alien’ living in our own backyard

Rhymes with Crazy: Greetings from Earth — and Brooklyn! Comments (5)

We and they and them and us are all the same

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures we’re all in this together, so we might as well love each other and our differences. Comments (5)

The grandmother next store is gone

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore mourns the loss of a lovely neighbor. Comments (7)

Suit yourself: A to-do list for the coming summer

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore shops of a new bathing suit. Or does she? Comments (4)

The day a deer told Steph what to do

Fearless Parenting: Yup. That happened. Comments (1)

May, 2016

Kids will play with the darndest things

Rhymes with Crazy: Well, if you give them the chance. Comments (3)

One last note in defense of the hapless dad

The Dad: This week, the Dad says goodbye in a touching tributes to stay-at-home pops everywhere. Comments (3)

Swami dearest: Lenore chats with the Krishna next door

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist visits with an old neighbor whose life tunred out much different than her’s. Comments (2)

Let’s talk about sex — for real

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie gets down to business. Comments (2)

Some alternate alternate-side-of-the-street parking days

Rhymes with Crazy: You know, we could use a few more days off from moving the car. All of us. Comments (11)

The only constant in life is change

The Dad: This week, the Dad says he’s been preparing for his empty nest from the first time he put diapers on his daughter. Comment

Tiny apartments: Another reason not to live in Manhattan

Rhymes with Crazy: Or, “How I threw everything away and learn to love minimalism.” Comment

Weed all about it! Steph goes to pot!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie decides to buy legal marijuana in front of her kids! Now that’s Fearless! Comments (15)

There’s an app for that — and also this

Rhymes with Crazy: It’s Uber but for satarical columns. Comments (1)

April, 2016

The Dad’s long goodbye starts today

The Dad: This week, the Dad begins to wind down his column. Comments (2)

Is Shaken Baby Syndrome just another witch hunt?

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist questions cases were parents are charged with murdering their kin. Comments (1)

Take a hike! To clear the air, Steph and the boys head west

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures that sometimes its is okay to leave things unsaid. Comment

Opinion: Let New Yorkers keep their nickels

Perspective: Once again, there are reports that the Council is nearing a deal that would require retail and grocery stores to charge a fee for every plastic or paper bag used by customers. This was a bad idea in 2008 and it is still a bad idea today. Comments (9)

Believe it: These women went to prison for being gay

Rhymes with Crazy: And they were saved by a man living in the Yukon with his dogs. It’s true! Comments (1)

Dad’s duties wind down, and memories flow

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes the breadth of places he has been to because of his kids. Comments (1)

Whats the matter with kids these days? School

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore says the kids have got to get outside a bit more — and study less! Comment

The making of Eli, the sportswriter

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie says its okay to push her son to do what she loves so much: write. Comments (1)

Stop being a helicopter parent to your parents!

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore pleads with you to let your elder grow older gracefully — by letting them take risks! Comments (6)

March, 2016

Might makes right? The Dad on corporal punishment

The Dad: On second thought, maybe I should have smacked my kids around. Comments (5)

Lenore: Goodbye to Adele, and ‘Hello’

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist says she’s had it with one particularly overplayed song. Comments (7)

The story of the wet towel on the floor

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie says its time her kids pick up after themselves. Comment

Hearts: The mark of the pedophile sex trade

Rhymes with Crazy: Yeah, this is a wacky one. Comments (2)

Use your head and put something on it

The Dad: This week, the Dad implores his brethren to model good behavior by wearing a bike helmet. Comment

Birth control of a nation

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore explores the gestation of the fight to get people in the United States talking about contraception. Comments (15)

High anxiety! Why do we stress so much?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures it is time to make sure are kids don’t put too much on themselves, so they can succeed without going crazy. Comment

Skenazy’s crazy for King Tut’s unaltered tomb

Rhymes with Crazy: She’s done it again! Comments (1)

A Hillary win would mean a lot to this dad of daughters

The Dad: This week, the Dad eyes the White House. Comments (9)

February, 2016

The old (wo)man and the kitchen

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore recalls the battle between an aging, experienced mother and her day-long battle with a modern dishwasher. Comments (1)

I’m me, and my teen is him

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie comes to the excruciating realization that her boys will move on without her. Comments (2)

Sex offenders: Our favorite punching bags

Rhymes with Crazy: Why is it those that have served their time for a sex offense never allowed to move on? Comments (6)

Passion vs. practicality: What path should my daughter take

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if his oldest should go for an Academy Award — or become a lawyer. Comment

A crazy Valentine’s Day from Skenazy

Rhymes with Crazy: Hey, that rhymes with crazy. Comments (2)

Trees are made for climbing, right?

Fearless Parenting: No, Stephanie. You are wrong. At least in city parks. Comments (3)

Lenore traverses the sidewalks of New York

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnists takes a walk on the wild side. Comments (1)

Oh, the secrets they’ll keep!

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers what his youngest tells him — and what she doesn’t! Comment

January, 2016

Thought for food: I should eat this instead of that!

Rhymes with Crazy: There is a way to diet without even dieting, says our columnist! Comments (1)

Storm front and center: How a blizzard reminds us of the good things

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie reflects on those lazy days when the only thing you have to worry about is if you’ll have enough food to get thorugh the weekend. Comments (2)

Lenore translates your order at Starbucks

Rhymes with Crazy: Finally, someone to explain to you what you are about to enjoy. Or not. Comment

My daughter proudly served on jury duty

The Dad: Most people try to avoid it, but she did her civic duty and he is proud. Comment

Are playdates the end of playing?

Rhymes with Crazy: Shouldn’t our kids just be outside playing with each other, without adult supervision? Comment

Who are my kids? I’ll let them figure it out

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie remembers not to push when she doesn’t have to. Comment

Resolving to resolve this whole resolution problem

Rhymes with Crazy: It’s easy to keep your resolutions as long as you’re willing to bend a little. Comments (1)

Holiday cheer! Did I drink too much this season?

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to reconcile his choice to imbibe or not to imbibe in front of his teens. Comments (5)

A Jew walks up to St. Peter…

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist worries about getting into heaven. Imagine that. Comments (9)

December, 2015

Have a happy %$#^&*# New Year!

Fearless Parenting: Our ‘Fearless’ columnist braves the toughest topic of all — a new year! Comments (3)
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