[This piece is co-written by Rebecca Einstein Schorr and Ben Schorr]
There is nothing like watching television with my kids. Over the years, I’ve learned a great deal about them: their likes…and dislikes, their values, and their beliefs. Letting them react to what we see and engaging them in conversation never fails to shed light into their internal workings. This was no more evident than when watching the new Netflix Original Series, “Atypical,” with our son, Ben. Ben, who is 17, was diagnosed with high-functioning autism… >> Read More
Conservative types are up in arms about a recent episode of one of my family’s favorite shows, a cartoon called “Doc McStuffins”—so naturally I had to watch the episode in question.
Now,…while I watch new episodes of HBO’’s “Insecure” as soon as they come out, I’d be stretching my parenting credentials to imply that I keep a calendar of when the next new "Doc McStuffins" comes out. Our family loves the show, but unless we’re on vacation, I don’t even really know when new episodes are… >> Read More
A few months ago, we reported that "Roseanne" was getting a reboot--which in a lot of ways, we are excited about (considering it was a monumental and groundbreaking show for its time).
However,…there's been a bit of controversy already--and rightly so. https://t.co/OQws0AB5w1 Please @therealroseanne don't do this. — Libby 🇺🇸 (@libbyannehess) August 1, 2017 So, what's the deal? It was recently announced that the reboot is seeking to feature a "gender-creative child," despite show's star and creator Roseanne’s own transphobic history and statements. In the past year,… >> Read More
There is a lot to be nostalgic for the '90s right now. Sure, plaid and overalls and weird patterns with lots of colors and shapes have come back in style, but there's something about that grunge,…DIY-esque culture—plus a lack of feeling that a nuclear apocalypse was imminent—that can't be replicated. Here are some reminders that will make it pretty clear you grew up in the '90s (and make you feel kind of old): 1. One of your favorite shows was (and still kind of is) "My So-Called Life." Claire Danes… >> Read More
Now that it's August, it's officially back to school season--meaning your kid is feeling an array of emotions, some of them not necessarily pretty. Our guess is there's a lot of excitement, a lot of…anxiety, a lot of moping, a lot of whining, some crying, and all the stuff in between. Even though it's been awhile since I was in primary school, I still can feel those tumultuous emotions at the thought of the first day of school (and for me, it was mostly a lot of anxiety, considering… >> Read More