Let’s face it, some of the behaviors that children demonstrate as they struggle with behavioral and maturity issues and manage expectations connected to academic and social challenges can be rather alarming. My wife returned to full-time employment. She joined the ranks of the millions who deserve to be granted a “Stay-at-home Mom” Medal of Honor after serving honorably for seven years in the trenches of child warfare on the not-so-tropical resort island known as Imagoing to Pullmyhairout. This blog is devoted to all of you stay-at-home moms from a recovering Mr. Mom. The joys of being a parent, oh, the joys of being a parent. There are the highs, which include cuddles from your children, belly laughs, and memories you know you’ll treasure forever. Traveling throughout the country, teaching, and speaking with parents and educators from all walks of life has convinced me that we are in risk of losing the child in childhood. The idea that being a small kid with tiny kid desires and, above all, needs has some worth appears to have fallen out of favor. We’re increasingly talking about young children as commodities to “invest” in for future returns. Parents express a great deal of concern about their children’s prospects, and they appear to be curating their children’s life experiences in ways that past generations would find strange and even depressing.