Axe-throwing, inspired by Canada, takes off in Iowa

Axe-throwing, inspired by Canada, takes off in Iowa

One to three pounds of wood and sharpened metal. Lift it slowly behind your head, take a step forward, and thwak. The axe is buried in the wooden target, and cheers sound from behind you. Welcome to axe throwing, a new recreational sport steadily growing in popularity...
Tips for raising a transgender child

Tips for raising a transgender child

“When I grow up, I want to be a girl.” Genevieve Carter (not her real name) is, in many ways, a typical nine-year-old  third-grader. She loves gymnastics and math, and is the embodiment of childhood enthusiasm. Her thick brown hair falls below her shoulders, and her...
How to empower kids to say ‘no’

How to empower kids to say ‘no’

Parenthood has some obvious lessons we need to impart to our children: walking, reading, riding a bike. Physical consent is different. I have two daughters and a son, ages 3 to 9. My big fear is how to keep them safe from sexual abuse. How do you teach your child...