Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rules

We read a lot these days about the best ways for parents to set appropriate boundaries for their kids without resorting to the cattle prod (those were the days), but little attention has been devoted to the myriad ways in … Continue reading

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Playing the Gender Card (Part 2)

Last week, my friend Cathy sent me a book called ‘Conversations with Children’, by the (in)famous psychoanalyst and psychiatrist R.D.Laing, in which he simply records (from notes or memory) conversations that he had with two of his children through a … Continue reading

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The Bodies of Children

During a recent visit, my dad was talking to me about life in their retirement village, and mentioned in passing (I can’t remember wh,y exactly) that the central event in the lives of many of the older women in the … Continue reading

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Playing the Gender Card

Tilly: Papa? Why is Jesus a boy and not a girl? Me: Would you like it better if Jesus were a girl? Tilly: Yes. Me: Yeah, me too. Maybe next time Jesus comes she’ll be a girl. Tilly: I hope … Continue reading

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