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Things the blogosphere taught me this week

In an effort to avoid all the things that I "should" be doing today, I've been taking a little tour around the blogosphere. It's amazing what you can learn. Here's few items off my list: Infant formula companies are not supposed to advertise their products in Canada From PhD in Parenting, I learned that Canada is a signatory to the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and that in 2007 the Canadian Food Inspection … [Read more...]

Spare me the “stranger danger”

I'm tired of hearing about "stranger danger," and I don't like the idea of teaching children the concept of "stranger danger." I mean, really. Is it really necessary to instill a fear in children about their fellow community members when the facts show that child abduction is an extremely rare occurence? My child already has her own self-instilled fear of aliens, does she need this one too?  So please, spare me the fear-mongering. Why? … [Read more...]