From my perspective, ‘unschooling’ is the total dismissal and refusal to allow your child to participate in any formal, private or traditional academic setting or school that requires children to conform to a curriculum that s/he may not be interested in while stifling them under rigid, bureaucracy lead, ‘compulsory’ testing. It’s the process in which [...]
Who me? Couldn’t be! The next time some large family decides that the most ideal location to call a family meeting, chit-chat about future plans while going into extended pause to discuss the days highs and lows, coupled with mixed confusion and rigid inability to walk or move happens at the entrance or exit of [...]
Recently a multitude of social agencies have come out, discouraging parents and moms from sleeping with their babies. New ads issued by the Health Department in Milwaukee, WI show an infant sleeping with a butcher knife. That’s not screwing around. They want parents to know the real risks of sleeping with an infant after multiple [...]
For those unfamiliar with the term “redshirting,” it’s the act of holding a child back from Kindergarten in order to give them an academic or sports advantage. It gives the child a full year advantage on size and maturity over their peers. For the academic advantage, the thought is that giving them a year to [...]
Hello. I would like to extend an invitation to every extreme couponer out there. Please feel free to come to my house so that I can kick YOU in the crotch. You deserve it. After watching a handful of people who have found an artful way around the system by making a career out of [...]
Another day, another ‘nurse-in’. Time for my quarterly ‘I’m too kewl and genius for the room ”cause I breastfeed anywhere I want’ story. I write these as often as the new mommy cries for attention get national coverage and then I watch my Facebook and Twitter fans dwindle in response because I have dared to [...]
Just found out today that because of Obamacare, health insurance companies are no longer offering ‘child only’ policies. I wanted to switch my kids from their current health insurance, which is ‘child only’ to my own private policy, but it has to go through “underwriting” first. In other words, let’s micro-analyze every sniffle and sneeze [...]
It’s a burning question, so make sure you’ve had a lot of rest and full stomach before answering: Okay, so you go into a Subway and order sandwiches for your bratty kids and because you’re a flake or you’re simply not hip to the ways of your family’s preferences, you accidentally have the minimum wage [...]
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