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Rhody Rhode Up: We are talking the BIG game!” February 3, 2017. The Rhode Show. (Live TV panel)

20 years After JonBenet’s Death, Taking Stock of Girls’ Beauty Pageants.” December 22, 2016. Andrea Dukakis (live recording on Colorado Public Radio show Colorado Matters).

There He Is, Mr. Cabinet Secretary.” December 14, 2016. Susan Chira. The New York Times.

Clinton’s Loss Has Motivated Thousands of Women to Consider Running For Office.” December 12,2016. The Huffington Post. Emma Gray.

Recap: Education Speaker Series Lecturer Hilary Levey Friedman.” December 1, 2016.

Post-Election day analysis on Dan Yorke State of Mind (Live to Tape). Fox Providence. November 9, 2016.

EGAHC educates public through fair housing workshop.” October 1, 2016. Gabrielle Falletta. The East Greenwich Pendulum.

A former pageant contestant on Alicia Machado and what we get wrong about beauty queens.” September 30, 2016. Laura Goode. Fusion.

How the legacy of JonBenet Ramsey’s murder continues to play out in the booming child beauty pageant industry.” September 21, 2016. Sonya Bell. National Post.

Clinton campaign kicks off in Rhode Island [live TV interview].” September 17, 2016. Todd Wallace. WPRI.

What’s the History of Child Beauty Pageants?” September 14, 2016. Gabrielle Moss. Bustle.

Inside Britain’s Child Beauty Pageants.” September 14, 2016. Bex Day. Refinery29.

What’s a nice lesbian like you doing at Miss America? Erin O’Flaherty’s historic quest.” September 9, 2016. Monica Hesse. The Washington Post.

Choosing the right extracurricular activities for your child.” September 9, 2016. Francesca Di Meglio. BestofNJ.com.

How summer camp went from urban escape to rich-kid refuge.” July 19, 2016. Kari Paul. Quartz.

30 percent of athletes quit respective teams.” April 28, 2016. The Brown Daily Herald. Ben Shumate

My RI Life: Hilary Levey Friedman, Writer, Sociologist, Wife & Mom. April 5, 2016. PattyJ.com

WLIP AM 1050 Happenings Q&A with Frank and Kim Carmichael. January 25, 2016 on Miss Universe and Miss America.

Hollywood stars follow Obama’s gun control script, tweeting White House talking points on cue.” January 13, 2016. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

Inside $5bn Industry of Child Beauty Pageants.” December 30, 2015. Sky News.

Are beauty pageant becoming more humane?” December 21, 2015. The Christian Science Monitor. Lisa Suhay.

Why Affluent Parents Put So Much Pressure on Their Kids.” November 21, 2015. The Atlantic. Rebecca J. Rosen.

The Do’s and Don’t for Family Reading.” October 26, 2015. Psychology Today. Richard Gentry.

University course focuses on beauty pageants.” October 19, 2015. WPRO. Steve Klamkin.

Steve Klamkin and the WPRO Morning News on Brown course Beauty Pageant in American Society (with Miss America 1998 Kate Shindle). October 17, 2015.

Live (taped) interview on Stossel for Fox/Fox Business about the importance of kids learning to lose. October 16, 2015. (17:38-24:08)

WJR’s In the Mix Show. September 13, 2015 on Miss America and Vanessa Williams.

In defense of participation trophies: Why they really do teach the right values.” August 31, 2015. TODAY Parents. Lisa Heffernan.

Proliferation of participation trophies may send wrong message to nation’s youth.” August 27, 2015. Scottsdale Daily Sentinel. Wes Mayberry.

Does sports participation deserve a trophy? Let the parental debate begin!” August 17, 2015. CNN. Kelly Wallace (and live Facebook chat)

Steelers’ Harrison sends right message.” August 17, 2015. Marietta Daily Journal. John Bednarowski.

AM980 CKNM’s The Simi Sara Show on participation trophies. August 17, 2015.

James Harrison thinks kids’ participation trophies are worthless, sets off debate.” August 16, 2015. The Washington Post. Cindy Boren.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on parental happiness. August 14, 2015.

Lacrosse or Kumon? Which activities best prepare a young child for college?” August 11, 2015. Savingforcollege.com. Kathryn Flynn.

Behind the Scenes of Teenage Writing Competitions.” June 30, 2015. The Atlantic. Jen Karetnick.

Are celebrity selfies exacerbating some fans’ body image issues?” June 30, 2015. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

Redshirting: Should We Give Kids the ‘Gift of Time’ in Youth Sports?” June 25, 2015. Landomoms.com. Jeff Spelman.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on rules about older prom dates. June 19, 2015.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on digital detox for kids. June 19, 2015.

TV now exploiting rape for ratings?” June 2, 2015. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

Re: When Kids Fly.” May 29, 2015. The New York Times.

The Meaning of Maturity.” May/June 2015. Psychology Today. Pg. 9. Matt Huston.

The overbooked generation.” May 10, 2015. The Christian Science Monitor. Lee Lawrence.

Bet you it’s good to be competitive.” May 3, 2015. Great Schools. Mary Pols.

Real Simple Magazine Podcast “I Want to Like You” Expert guest on #3 “Parents who brag.” March 20, 2015.

HuffPost Live Appearance on “Our Kids: Robert Putnam.” (at minute 20) March 12, 2015.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on new sex-ed curriculum. February 26, 2015.

Playboy has Terry Richardson shoot entire issue despite past assault claims.” February 26, 2015. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

Slain refs family hopes new laws will deter attacks.” February 22, 2015. The Detroit Free Press. Jeff Seifel.

Charter school working to fill gender gap in competitive chess.” February 17, 2015. Metro. Wendy Joan Biddlecombe.

Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahni in trouble for nude photo shoot?” February 11, 2015. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

Playing to Win.” Winter 2015. Smart Shopper: Your Family, Life & Leisure. eScrip. Pg. 13-16.

Where Should Parents Put Their Foot Down with Football?” January 2015. Slate. Mikaela Conley.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on free-range parenting. January 19, 2015.

HuffPost Live Appearance “What Message Should Kids Take From Peyton Manning?” January 13, 2015.

Miley Cyrus takes heat for ‘Free the Nipple’ Instagram Posts.” December 30, 2014. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on gendered toys. December 23, 2014.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on teaching boys to respect women. November 13, 2014.

Renee Zellweger’s changed face a result of ‘insecurities,’ source says.” October 22, 2014. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay. (re-quoted on October 31st by Joanna Crawley)

Why Are Helicopter Parents So Intense? Maybe They’re Scared.” October 15, 2014. Chicago Magazine. Whet Moser.

HuffPost Live Appearance “Is Delaying Kindergarten Good For Your Children?” September 25. 2014.

Miss America damage control: Pageant beset by hazing, scholarship reports.” September 25, 2014. nj.com. Amy Kuperinsky.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on favoritism in families. September 18, 2014.

HuffPost Live Appearance for Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015. September 17, 2014. (at 1:20 mark)

Has the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached the cover of Vogue?” September 12, 2014. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

GAP uses skinny model to market ‘curvy’ jeans.” August 27, 2014. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

My Loser Kid Should Get a Trophy.” August 22, 2014. The Daily Beast. Brandy Zadrozny.

Shuttle Service.” Summer 2014. Washingtonian Mom. Yelena Moroz Alpert. Pg. 37.

“Baseball players take one last swing at big league dreams.” August 4, 2014. Fusion. Ted Hesson.

The Time Tug of War.” July 15, 2014. Savvy Kids. Dwain Hebda.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on photoshopping disclaimers in fashion ads. June 26, 2014.

Is it soccer or piano tonight? OR BOTH?” June 2014. Central Penn Parent. David F. Salter. Pg. 16.

Rival pageants seen as similar.” June 8, 2014. The Advocate. Emily Beck Cogburn.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on woman carrying baby on train of wedding dress. June 3, 2014.

How to Avoid Pageant Bullying Online.” May 24, 2014. The Pageant Planet. Laura Pennington.

Are Jews Too Concerned With Seeking Out Other Jews?” May 20, 2014. Kveller. Nina Badzin.

HuffPost Live Guest Appearance. “Are We Talking About Privilege the Wrong Way?” May 15, 2014.

“‘Mom’s Night Out:’ Critics bash movie about stay-at-home moms.” May 15, 2014. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

NECN television appearance on “Advice: How to get your teen into casual reading.” May 13, 2014.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on mom of nursing toddler selfie shutdown on Instagram. May 13, 2014.

Playing to Win: Competitive Kid Capital.” April 25, 2014. Learning in Afterschool & Summer: Preparing Youth for the 21st Century.

Helicopter Parenting: Why It’s Not Good for Your Teen.” April 8, 2014. TeenLife.

Children and Competition: A Discussion with Hilary Levey Friedman.” April 2014. Make It Better: North Shore– Family, Community, and You.” Anna Carlson.

Lena Dunham: Victim of Hollywood body shaming?” March 26, 2014. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

The Mail: Competition and Resiliency.” Spring 2014. Lisa Cohen Vacca. Brain, Child. Pg. 2.

Americans more multiethnic, yet heritage pageants abide.” March 14, 2014. The Arizona Republic. Megan Finnerty.

How American pageants are turning politics into a beauty parade.” March 13, 3014. New Statesman. Nicky Woolf.

Jaded Children, Callow Adults.” March 10, 2014. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Gary Cross.

Katy Perry ‘Dark Horse’ video scrubbed after petition by Muslim critic surfaces.” February 27, 2014. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

Russia Moves to Ban Child Beauty Pageants: Why America Should Be Next.” February 22, 2014. Babble. Monica Bielanko.

Win Some, Lose Some.” February 2014. Parents. Julia Savacool. Pg. 110-112.

Are Competitive Sports Bad for Kids?” February 18, 2014. Tanya Konerman. LiveStrong.com.

AM900 CHML’s The Bill Kelly Show on Justin Bieber’s arrest. January 24, 2014.

La Cultura: factor competitivo?” January 22, 2014. Unir Revista. Daniel Capo. (to translate from the Spanish use http://translate.google.com/)

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on iPad infant seat. December 2, 2013.

Book Review: Playing to Win.” November 29, 2013. Brain, Mother. Lauren Apfel.

Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field.” November 25, 2013. Contexts Podcast.

Abigail Breslin poses topless at 17: Is that too young?” November 25, 2013. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

The Carousel TV Show with Host Marcelle Soviero. November 17, 2013.

KCBS 740 AM (San Francisco) on Inequality in Afterschool Activties (with Margie Shafer). November 16, 2013.

Unequal Opportunity to Learn Not Limited to Classroom, Author Finds.” November 14, 2013. Education Week. Alyssa Morones.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on No-touching playground/recess policies. November 6, 2013.

Podcast: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.” November 4, 2013. JenningsWire.

What to Do When Your Child Wants to Quit.” November 4, 2013. Breezy Mama. Chelsea Gladden.

Page Turners: Books of note.” October 2013. Dance Studio Life. Page 40.

A Question About: Childhood Genius in the Visual Arts.” October 29, 2013. fototazo. Tom Griggs.

Did Hampshire College group ban afro-beat band for being ‘too white’?” October 29, 2013. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

Parents spend big bucks with hopes of raising future stars.” October 27, 2013. NBC Nightly News.  (on YouTube)

After-school Activities: Kids ‘Specialize’ Earlier than Ever.” October 26, 2013. Parent Map. Laura MacKenzie.

Ballet Is in Crisis Because It’s Turning Into a Sport.” October 14, 2013. New Republic. Alice Robb.

Children’s Sports/Life Balance (New York Times Room for Debate). October 11, 2013. (also Bothsider. “Do competitive sports overwhelm childhood or enhance it?“)

Child Pageants Are Coming to Quebec, and Quebecers Aren’t Happy About It.” October 11, 2013. Vice.com. Patrick Lejtenyi.

Organized sports for preschoolers.” October 10, 2013. SheKnows Parenting. Sherri Kuhn.

Most Dangerous Sports for Kids.” October 6, 2013. Mom.me. Jenna Birch.

6 Things Preschool Teachers Won’t Say.” October 4, 2013. Parents.com. Anne Zachry.

6 Types of Preschool Programs.” October 4, 2013. Parents.com. Anne Zachry.

8 Questions to Ask When Looking at Preschools.” October 4, 2013. Parents.com. Anne Zachry.

DT Recommends Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.” October 2013. Dance Teacher. Pg. 62.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on Bad Celebrity Role Models for Teen Girls. October 4, 2013.

WWJ Newsradio, two segments (Part 1 and Part 2) with Marie Osborne on Kids and Competition. October 1, 2013.

Pageants get political: Is controversy key?” September 30, 2013. TODAY Style. Rebecca Ruiz.

WJR The Warren Pierce Show. September 29, 2013. On Playing to Win and beauty pageants.

Les ‘mini-miss’ s’invitent en politique.” (on child beauty pageant petition to ban child pageants in Quebec) September 27, 2013. Le Devoir. Anabel Cossette Civitella.

Desert Island List: 12 Must-Read Education Books.” September 26, 2013. Parent Map. Alison Krupnick.

Travel Soccer is Every Parent’s Nightmare.” September 26, 2013. Philadelphia Magazine. Vicki Glembocki.

Child empowerment of sexualization? A potential French ban puts child beauty pageants in the spotlight.” September 26, 2013. The Stream on Aljazeera English.

Sociologist signs book about raising kids in a competitive culture.” September 25, 2013. West Bloomfield Beacon. Cari DeLamielleure-Scott.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on “Parent Shaming.” September 24, 2013.

Arizona’s PBS Station show “Horizon” on PLAYING TO WIN. September 23, 2013.

Parent Buzz Web Chat for Boston.com, “Youth Sports Injuries.” September 23, 2013.

98.3 WCLS Coach Mike Taylor Show on Playing to Win. September 23, 2013.

Could child beauty pageants be banned in the USA?” September 22, 2013. USA Today. Michelle Healy.

Youngest Kid, Smartest Kid?” September 19, 2013. The New Yorker. Maria Konnikova.

Expert Insights on Competitive Activities with the author of Playing to Win Dr. Hilary Levey Friedman.” September 18, 2013. eNannySource. Michelle LaRowe.

KSTX Texas Public Radio The Source. September 17, 2013 on Raising Kids to Compete.

From party girl to modern mom: Snooki now a health and parenting icon.” September 16, 2013. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

The relevance of the Miss America Pageant.” September 15, 2013. Melissa-Harris Perry on MSNBC. (Part 2)

WJR The Warren Pierce Show. September 15, 2013 on Miss America.

Miss America ‘Fat?’ The Ugly Side of Beauty Pageants.” September 13, 2013. Yahoo! Shine. Beth Greenfield.

Are pop stars who glorify the drug molly responsible when fans use it?” September 5, 2013. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

WATD The South Shore’s Morning News. September 4, 2013 on PLAYING TO WIN.

Organized Sports for Preschoolers.” September 3, 2013. SheKnows Parenting. Sherri Kuhn.

Playing to Win Book Signing by Hilary Levey Friedman.” September 3, 2013. Framingham Patch.

HuffPost Live Guest on “Playing to Win.” August 29, 2013.

Are You Raising Your Kids ‘to win’?” August 29, 2013. Slate Double X. Jessica Grose.

Our Competitive Culture: Hate the Players or Hate the Game?” August 22, 2013. Parents.com. The Parents Perspective (editors).

Do girls’ hobbies affect their futures?” August 21, 2013. Chicago Tribune. John Keilman.

The Motts Radio Show. August 20, 2013. (30:15-40:30)

Many parents see competitive activities as not just important, but essential for their children’s success.” August 16, 2013. The National Post. Sarah Boesveld.

The Broswers on KSL Radio (Salt Lake City). August 12, 2013. (6:15-14:53)

Steve Klamkin and the WPRO Morning News. August 10, 2013.

In bullying cases, where are the parents?” August 10, 2013. The Boston Globe. Joanna Weiss.

New ‘Bachelor’ Juan Pablo Galavis Has a Kid. Should She Have to Go on This Journey Too?” August 6, 2013. Yahoo!Shine. Piper Weiss.

HuffPost Live Appearance on “Child Leash or Stroller?” August 6, 2013.

Parent Buzz Web Chat for Boston.com, “Kids and Competition.” August 6, 2013.

NECN television appearance on controversial Time Magazine cover story on the childfree life (“Harvard sociologist: Not having children is a choice, not selfish.”). August 6, 2013.

NECN television appearance on Seventeen Magazine’s article about online dating (“Seventeen magazine comes under fire for online dating article.”). July 31, 2013.

The Matt Townsend Show on Sirius/XM 143, on Competition. July 18, 2013 (released on July 19).

Winning vs. Playing the Game: What do our children learn after school?” July 10, 2013. Utah Family. Kimberly Carlson.

The Language of Honey Boo Boo.” July 17, 2013. The Hairpin. Kate Andrews.

HuffPost Live Appearance on “The Stars of TLC’s ‘Crown Chasers.’” July 9, 2013 (at 14:45  minute mark).

Is your child a quitter? When to push a kid and when to let go.” July 8, 2013. TODAY Moms. Corey Binns.

Miss America 2014: A Miss New Jersey, by way of Arkansas.” July 6, 2013. The Star-Ledger. Amy Kuperinsky.

Exceptionally Normal.” June 28, 2013. ESPN The Magazine. Wayne Drehs. Page 64.

HuffPost Live Guest Appearance on “Making Over the Pageant Industry.” June 18, 2013.

Consumed: The #longreads reading list.” June 12, 2013. Marketplace (American Public Media). Mary Dooe.

Erika Harold, Heather French Henry: Miss America grads aim for political office.” June 4, 2013. The Washington Post. Reliable Source.

How much abuse should kids take from a coach?” May 28, 2013. Boston.Comment (ed. Joanna Weiss, The Boston Globe).

HuffPost Live Guest Appearance on “The Lost Girls.” May 17, 2013.

Zoe Saldana’s Weight Revealed on the Cover of Allure.” May 14, 2013. omg! Yahoo!. Raechal Leone Shewfelt.

“Apps for Kids: Content Wars for the Milk and Cookie Set.” May 12, 2013. CNBC.com. Matt Twomey.

WGBH television appearance on young men and terrorism, based on Cameron D’Ambrosio arrest (Greater Boston with Emily Rooney). May 2, 2013.

NECN television appearance on the competitive post-college job market (“Tips: Succeeding in the job hunt after college.”). May 2, 2013.

The Larry Fedoruk Show on NewsTalk 610. Interview on Parenting in a Competitive Culture and Bullying (Larry-HarvardBully-Podcast-04-26-13). April 26, 2013.

Teen Mom Pushes for Sex Tape.” April 22, 2013. The Province. The Dish.

Beyonce raises eyebrows with risque world tour outfits.” April 19, 2013. The Guardian. Jess Cartner-Morley and Imogen Fox.

HuffPost Live Guest Appearance on “Kids and Tragedy.” April 19, 2013.

Beyonce slammed for golden breast costume.” April 17, 2013. FoxNews.com. Pop Tarts.

MTV star Farrah Abraham’s porn video ‘a new low of lows,’ experts say.” April 11, 2013. FoxNews.com. Hollie McKay.

HuffPost Live Guest Appearance on “Sperm Expiration Date.” April 3, 2013.

NECN television appearance on why schools are instituting more rules for families (“Have school rules gone too far?”). March 20, 2013.

HuffPost Live Guest Appearance on “Whiners of Winners?” March 12, 2013.

NECN television appearance on Lil Poopy, 9-year-old rapper (“Can nurturing childrens’ talent go too far?”). March 1, 2013.

NECN television appearance (taped package and live in studio interview) on Boston’s baby experiment circuit (“How babies learn.”). February 26, 2013.

NECN television appearance on hotels banning children (“Hotel trend: No kids allowed.”). February 21, 2013.

NECN television appearance (taped interview) on “sugar daddy” dating websites (“‘Sugar Daddy’ dating in the hub”). February 11, 2013.

NECN television appearance on what types of beauty treatments are acceptable for young kids (“Family Talk: Beautifying children.”). February 5, 2013.

A Teen Mom’s Tragic Life Unfolds in Real Time. Why Do We Follow Jenelle Evans?” January 23, 2013. Yahoo! Shine. Piper Weiss.

NECN television appearance on why celebrities, like Lance Armstrong, lie. January 18, 2013. (clip not available online)

NECN television appearance on the end of history illusion (“Changing perceptions of one’s future self.”). January 10, 2013.

Playing field or battleground: Can competition be healthy for kids.” December 4, 2012. The Desert News. Rachel Lowry.

HuffPost Live Guest Appearance on “Life as a Pageant Star.” November 18, 2012.

Toddlers and Tears: The sexualization of young girls.” November 17, 2012. The Deseret News. Mandy Morgan.

NECN television appearance on competitive parenting in the Boston area (“Why youth sports make parents so crazy.”). [Related to Boston Magazine article I wrote] November 15, 2012.

Amplifying the Text.” (Letter I wrote about my dissertation fieldwork experience printed in full from pages 104-5.) 2012. Twenty-first Century Learning by Doing. Judith M. Meloy. Sense Publishers.

“‘Afterschooling’ no punishment.” November 7, 2012. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Virginia McGuire.

The Costs of Competitive Kids.” November 2, 2012. CNBC.com. Daniel Bukszpan.

NECN television appearance on parents punishing their daughter by posting embarrassing photos of themselves to Facebook (“Social media to discipline kids?“). October 25, 2012.

NECN television appearance on California parents thinking of suing elementary school over free yoga classes on religious grounds (“School yoga classes under fire.”). October 24, 2012.

When Bullying Begins.” October 17, 2012. JewishBoston.com. Julie Wolf.

NECN television appearance on the sociological implications of the Chris Brown/Rihanna relationship (“Rihanna and Chris Brown: Impact on young relationships.”). October 9, 2012.

NECN television appearance on controversy over a South Carolina elementary school hosting a child beauty pageant (“Parents against pageants.”). October 4, 2012.

NECN television appearance on having a favorite child (“Is it OK for parents to play favorites with children?”). September 26, 2012.

NECN television appearance on child discipline in schools in the wake of the Lichtenstein NYT op-ed (“Child discipline in school: What’s appropriate?”). September 18, 2012.

NECN television appearance on how to commemorate 9/11 while still moving forward (“Commemorating 9/11 while still moving forward.”) September 9, 2012.

NECN television appearance on bullying in the workplace (“Facing bullies at work.”). September 6, 2012.

NECN television appearance on transitioning to dorm room living (“Before the bell: Transitioning into dorm life.”). August 22, 2012.

NECN television appearance on how to talk to kids about the Colorado massacre (“Talking to kids about Colorado tragedy.”). July 23, 2012.

Pageant Queens Are Turning Into Politicians, Powerful Women Don’t Talk Because They Won’t Be Liked (Huh?!), and More!” July 1, 2012. Glamour. Rebecca Santiago.

Tiger Parenting: The Flip Side of the Coin?” Summer 2012. Your Teen and Life with Teens (Boston edition, page 17).

Miss Representation: Want to Go Into Politics? Better be a Beauty Queen First.” June 26, 2012. Jezebel. Erin Gloria Ryan.

WBZ Radio appearance on NightSide to talk about parental discipline vs. abuse. June 14, 2012.

NECN television appearance on parenting licenses in wake of Lowell, MA mother punching her 10-year-old daughter in the face (“Fallout after Lowell, Mass. mother accused of punching her child.”). June 14, 2012.

NECN television appearance on controversy over Time Magazine cover on Attachment Parenting (“Harvard sociologist: Time Magazine cover ‘shocking.'”). May 11, 2012.

Are these prom dresses too hot to trot?” May 6, 2012. The MetroWest Daily News. Morgan Rosseau.

Concours de mini-miss: Faut-il les interdire?” (“Child beauty pageants: Should they be banned?”) April 11, 2012. VSD. Pauline Grand d’Esnon.

Miss Univers Canada- Un problème de taille.” April 3, 2012. Le Devoir. Catherine Lalonde. (Translation via Google Translate, “Miss Universe Canada- A big problem.”)

NECN television appearance on bans of sexy prom dresses (“High schools ban sexy prom dresses.”). April 3, 2012.

NECN television appearance on bullying vs. coddling (“‘Bully’ hits the box office.”). March 27, 2012.

15-year-old Living Doll is YouTube’s Controversial New Star.” March 23, 2012. Yahoo! Shine. Piper Weiss. (one of Yahoo!Shine’s most popular articles of 2012: http://www.hotgossiptown.com/youtubes-controversial-new-star/)

Parents who brag too much.” March 13, 2012. Chicago Tribune.  Nara Schoenberg. (Also appeared as “Too-proud parents guilty of bragging about their children.” April 11, 2012. The Detroit Free Press.)

NECN television appearance on t(w)een viral “Am I Pretty?” videos (“‘Am I pretty?’ videos getting some ugly responses”). March 9, 2012.

Hearing the roar of the tiger mother.” March 8, 2012. The Indianapolis Star. Sigal Tavel, et al.

Mini-miss, un concours bientôt censuré.” March 7, 2012. France-Amerique. Amaury Brelet. (Translation via Google Translate, “Mini-Miss, a contest soon censored?”)

NECN television appearance on hazing and coaches’ credentials (“Expert: Hazing is bullying, pure and simple: Onus on parents  to investigate who’s coaching and counseling their kids.“). December 2, 2011.

Are reality TV shows like ‘Dance Moms’ destroying kids? Pt. 2.” October 18, 2011. HitFix. Liane Bonin Starr.

Are reality TV shows like ‘Dance Moms’ destroying kids? Pt. 1.” October 14, 2011. HitFix. Liane Bonin Starr.

Child Beauty Pageants and Baby Parades.” September 19, 2011. Stuff Mom Never Told You on HowStuffWorks. (Podcast)

As ‘Kate Plus 8’ signs off, what’s next for the Gosselin kids? Reality TV child stars face unchartered territory.” Yahoo! Shine. September 9, 2011. Piper Weiss.

Is Kindergarten ‘Graduation’ Like High Heels for Babies?” June 2011. Mom’s Homeroom (MSNBC). Martha Brockenbrough.

Word of Mouth (NHPR) on the Miss Massachusetts Pageant. June 21, 2011.

KCBS News (Bay area) on Botox Child Beauty Pageant Mom. May 13, 2011.

A Miss America Who Took A Stand.” March 16, 2011. Jezebel.

The Laura Ingraham Show on Tiger Parenting. January 28, 2011.

Going to extreme measures for child athletes.” January 20, 2011. CNN. Stephanie Chen.

Living dolls: inside the world of child beauty pageants.” July 10, 2010. The Observer (UK). Elizabeth Day.

Contexts Podcast on Children and Reality TV. July 6, 2010.

Moms quit jobs for their child’s college dreams.” April 27, 2010. CNN. Stephanie Chen.

Living Dolls: A Glimpse at Child Beauty Pageants.” December 2009. Raffia (The Netherlands). Autumn Arnold.

Activities the new work for kids during summer.” June 29, 2009. CanWest (Canada’s AP). Shannon Proudfoot.

Understanding the Beauty Queen Politician.” September 15, 2008. The Hill. Kris Kitto.

Babeland!” July 22, 2007. The Washington Post Magazine. Tom Bartlett.

Harsh Spotlight Back on Child Pageants.” August 17, 2006. New York Post. Andy Geller.

It’s not easy being a speaker.” May 12, 2004. USA Today. Mary Beth Marklein.

Very Young Beauty Queens.” January-February 2001. Harvard Magazine. Craig Lambert.

The whys and woes of beauty pageants.” June 8, 2000. Harvard Gazette. William J. Cromie.

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