• Christian Science Monitor,  Essays,  Family columnists,  Kid stories,  Parenting advice

    The family columnist

    We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”  ~Stacia Tauscher Using our kids as fodder for Facebook posts, blog posts, or newspaper columns is hardly new.  But it was a thought-provoking exercise for me to revisit my own column-writing days in a “Home Forum” essay for The Christian Science Monitor. While I approached the piece with a light hand, some darker issues lurked between the lines. How much ink is appropriate to give our kids?  Are we bragging or exploiting? How do we know if we’ve overstepped personal boundaries or violated our children’s privacy?  Please click here to read the essay.…