Instead of a show about the coed and girls’ teams our children have grown up with, Nickelodeon offers “Bella and the Bulldogs,” an ugly throwback to an era when girls who love sports are always odd girl out.
It’s my house and my rules, but I’m uncomfortable snatching away a prized possession a child brings over. I’m also uncomfortable with the recent sleepover in which every child spent the night buried in her own screen.
Parents in Maryland are being investigated for allowing their children to walk home from a park unsupervised. When did we abandon this idea that our children should learn to move about in the world without our hovering presence, and what have we lost?