Misery Index: 7/16/10
Back by popular demand, it’s the Misery Index, a measure of this week’s bad, tragic, haunting, damaging, misguided and just plain stupid things in parenting. Not all of them, of course. The internet isn’t big enough for that.
A California girl who was abducted from a foster family’s home six years ago by three of her aunts has been found alive in Arizona under a pile of laundry.
The movement to take obese children away from their parents on the grounds of neglect is growing. Much like the children themselves.
When your sick kid whines, give him more drugs, for God’s sake.
Some people think 12-year-old girls shouldn’t get married.
I know an Ohio woman who should think about rejiggering her resume.
$5,000 a month for clothes? I wish I was breaking up with Melissa Etheridge.
Sometimes, the magic just wears off. Isn’t that right, Magic Jeff?
Should children be routinely screened for high cholesterol? Hell, why not?