Dear Teen Girls: You Will Grow Into Women, Not Toothpicks!

Mamacita says:  Little wonder that our students are so confused about what they’re “supposed” to look like. Teen magazines that used to give us ADVICE about our appearance are now telling kids that unless they look like (insert talentless celebrity … Continue reading

A Sympathetic Reply to Your Email, Student Dear.

Mamacita says:  Now ordinarily, as anyone who knows me already knows, I’m a firm believer in staying up late and sleeping in, whenever possible.  When I think of all those exhausted teens being dragged from their beds because some early-bird … Continue reading

Helicopter Parents of College Students? You've GOT To Be Kidding!

Dear Helicopter Parents of College Students: Your kid is raised. Stop raising him. If he’s still an immature weenie, let life hand him/her some consequences. It’s about time somebody did. Love, Professor MeanJane P.S. Your kid is nineteen years old … Continue reading

Are Our Children Really Overprotected? I Think They Are.

Mamacita says:  Are we protecting our children too much?  Everything is so bland, so effortless, so sanitary, so entitled, so sterilized, so soft, so completely without risk, requiring little or no talent or skill, so full of self-esteem and so … Continue reading

Rules Kids Won't Learn In School

Oh, I know, I know; this list is everywhere and you’ve all seen it a zillion times. Well, make that a zillion and one. For some reason, it just hit me in a good place today. == Rules Kids Won’t … Continue reading

KPC, PAL

Mamacita says:  Ah, acronyms.  Text messaging has given us tons of new ones, all harmless.  Well, unless you’re a parent or teacher, in which case, you really ought to familiarize yourselves with at least some of the rather interesting acronyms … Continue reading