Toys in my happy meal – why not?

There's sure to be a lot of "nanny state" charges in the wake of a decision by the Santa Clara County supervisors in California to ban toys from fast food. And that's understandable. Why should the government get involved in whether my kids can have … [Read more...]

Awesome toys for your innocent baby

You need to know about the TOADY award. That's for Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children. Not to be confused with the toy industry's TOTY (Toy Of The Year) award.The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has selected its finalists from … [Read more...]

Foreboding movies

It was Friday: pizza and movie night. We were watching a slow-moving drama, Neverland. The movie had nothing in it that was particularly frightening or disturbing. But at one point, the four children in the movie were in a park together and my kids … [Read more...]

Girls are not always the victim

I was very interested to see this letter in the Boston Globe Magazine:More to the Story I read Marianne Jacobbi’s “A Mother’s Tally” column ( Coupling, March 7), and as a male pediatrician who sees mostly young men, I sense a different story. Jacobbi … [Read more...]

FCC vs. Comcast

On April 6, a federal appeals court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the authority to force Internet service providers to keep their networks open to all forms of content.The FCC has sought to protect net neutrality -- … [Read more...]

How can we protect kids from the effects of materialism?

Tim Kasser, professor of psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, is the author of The High Price of Materialism. He spoke at the CCFC Summit about a study he conducted that found that an intervention program can help children become less … [Read more...]