In the last several days there has been a lot of talk about videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids that are inappropriate for our children. One of those videos, the cartoon with the suicide clip, was brought to light right here on PediMom. I wish I could say that they are isolated incidents but unfortunately I cannot.
Parents shower in front of and bathe with their children all the time. Not only is there nothing wrong with that, a shared bath or open shower is often a necessity for a parent struggling to get free time or caregiving alone. Done right, the family shower can provide an effective forum for a child to wash independently and learn a bit about anatomy while becoming comfortable with their own body.
The world of drag queens — male performers taking on exaggeratedly female personas and taking to the stage — may seem like an inappropriate place for minors. After all, sexuality plays a major part in a drag performance, and the common wisdom is that sexualizing young children for entertainment is a taboo. Yet there are child drag queens.
It was summer, and the German gentleman was a guest of my parents. The group of us were drinking cocktailshaving spent the afternoon down by the lake. He went on to tell me that his own young grandchildren, who live in Florida, were already extremely uncomfortable with the very idea of nakedness, and he thought this was unhealthy. I come from a long line of nakedness.
Updated July 27, Four Corners has obtained a series of chilling videos showing the methods used on at-risk children in youth detention in the Northern Territory. Dylan Voller is hooded and strapped into a mechanical restraint chair in March for almost two hours.
Kelly Wallace, CNN. Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls.
I crawled out of bed, still wearing my Cracker Barrel uniform from the night before and managed to make my way over to the coffee machine. I grabbed my pumpkin spiced coffee, walked over to the couch, and opened his laptop. It was like the television was somehow warning me.
Some parents believe in keeping nudity as a normal part of family life so kids become comfortable with their bodies. Others feel things should be covered up as soon as kids are walking. We asked moms, dads, and medical experts for their take. At some point, you needed to get out of the shower in front of your young child — or get dressed or use the toilet — and you either decided to bare it all or cover up.
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