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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Michael Brody
Ridiculous or ultra-enlightened? A Toronto couple's decision to keep the gender of their 4-month-old baby a secret has touched off a sometimes nasty debate over how far parents should go in protecting young ones from society's boy-girl biases.
The 1942 animated classic "Bambi" is being rereleased Tuesday in the Blu-ray format, meaning a new generation of children will delight to the antics of Thumper and the gang. And some will have nightmares for weeks as a result.
"This is not a secret without consequences," said Michael Brody, a child psychiatrist in Washington, D.C., and instructor at the University of Maryland. "This seems more controlling than the helicopter parents."
Dr. Michael Brody, chair of the media committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, said "Bambi" plays into basic fears children possess — fear of the death of a parent that he said means parents should reconsider popping "Bambi" into their Blu-ray players.