Advertising / Commercialization / Family / gender / Grandparents / Parents

Gender Identification Begins…

This was originally posted on February 28. I’m updating because I want to add JeongMee Yoon’s work: “Pink is For Girls….” from Slate.com “The consumer embryo begins to develop in the first year of existence…Children begin their consumer journey in infancy…and they certainly deserve consideration as consumers at that time.”   James U. McNeal, Pioneering Youth … Continue reading

Four Steps to Intentional Media Use with Young Children
children and media / Early Childhood / Family / family media literacy / Healthy Media Choices / Parents / Strategies

Four Steps to Intentional Media Use with Young Children

There are four foundational steps toward an intentional relationship with media in the home when you have young children. 1: Get the information you need: Here are a couple of places to start American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Recommendations for   Parents The AAP discourages media use by children younger than 2 years. The AAP … Continue reading

Alternative Stories / Family / Parents / Rituals

Just Before the Family Meal

Family meal times are getting a lot of press right now, and high time. Recent articles in The Christian Science Monitor by Mary Beth McCauley and the New York Times by Susan Dominus as well as the Huffington Post’s on-going series “Family Dinner Table Talk” extoll the virtues of this time-honored (but oft neglected) family … Continue reading

children and media / Healthy Media Choices / Parents / Stereotypes

Monday – From the Archives – Interview with Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein: What was (and was not) in Cinderella Ate My Daughter Posted on March 9, 2011 by MARY ROTHSCHILD3 Comments Transcript of interview with Peggy Orenstein January 26, 2011 (Parenthesis are used for clarification where there is a cut-off sentence or cross-talk) M. R.: Thank you for taking time for this conversation this morning about Cinderella Ate My Daughter: … Continue reading

Healthy Media Choices

From the Archives: Conversation with Lance Strate – The Academic Made Practical for Daily Life

Though I’m trying to post recordings and writings, mostly from my five years hosting The Healthy Media Choices Hour on Brattleboro Community Radio, on Mondays – hey! it was Labor Day! Hope you all had a great summer.  This conversation with Lance Strate, professor in the Communications and Media Studies Department at Fordham, is one … Continue reading

children and media / Early Childhood / Gurdjieff / Healthy Media Choices / Interview / New Parents / Parents / Sensory Health / Teachers

Monday- From the Archives: Interview with Lillian Firestone on The Forgotten Language of Children

Welcome to Monday from the Archives: each Monday, something from the archives of Mary Rothschild: interviews, articles, insights. Today, the audio and transcript of an interview with author Lillian Firestone about her book The Forgotten Language of Children: A Journey in Living Authentically, originally aired on Brattleboro Community Radio in Vermont on October 18, 2011. … Continue reading