The pay gap is a complicated cultural stew.
"Scary" anything -- especially when it's blaring out of every piece of technology in the house, from iPads, computers, TVs and iPhones to radios -- should be reserved for older eyes and ears.
Eddie had been saying, "San-ta! San-ta!" all week, but now that he was face-to-face with the man, he just sat there and said nothing. He didn't look particularly happy, and yet he didn't look particularly sad or frightened. He simply sat there as if Santa's lap was a chair like any other.
Is anyone naïve enough to believe that any network other than PBS would run Big Bird and Mister Rogers for as long as it has? No, it's not the paltry sum of money why conservatives want to get rid of Big Bird, Mister Rogers, and PBS. It's the values for which they stand.
When I was growing up (half a century ago), life was different. Telephones had rotary dials and did not double as game consoles. Kids sat next to the TV because we didn't have remote controls to change to the other three channels and rabbit ears needed constant adjustments.
A parent's job is not only to serve as a storyteller, but also to create the conditions for the stories of children to emerge.