Entries by Joshua Ostroff from 04/2012

Are Crunchy Parents Clueless?

| Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Living

I hadn't even heard of the term "crunchy parenting" before my wife suggested it for a column. But celebs like Alicia Silverstone and Mayim Bialik are bringing its fringe philosophy, also known as "attachment parenting," into the spotlight. (Though not entirely interchangeable terms, think of crunchy parenting and attachment parenting like hip-hop and rap -- the former includes the latter, but is also more expansive in scope.)

Occupy Kid Lit

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada Living

Even if the political underpinnings of the Yertle and Thomas books are way over my son's head -- not hard, as he's only about three feet tall -- they still impart moral lessons. One reinforces class divisions and imperiousness while the other promotes equality and compassion. But apparently equality and compassion aren't appropriate for B.C. classrooms.