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My Preschooler Was Suspended for Having Explosive Poop

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My son recently earned himself a 48-hour suspension from preschool. It’s hard to imagine what sort of infraction an almost-two-year-old could commit that would merit such punishment. You’re probably mulling it over right about now and wondering what sort of hoodlum I’m raising. You’re probably wondering whether you should stop reading this right now, lest […]

On Second Chances

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It finally happened. I told myself (and everyone I know) that it would never happen. But it did, last Saturday, as I made my weekly rounds at my favorite discount store: I paused in the baby aisle, thought about having a second baby, and emitted a wistful sigh. I hold my son responsible for this. […]