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Archive: February 25, 2007 - March 3, 2007

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Fifty years ago yesterday, "The Cat in the Hat" was born. It turned its author Theodor Seuss Geisel into a legend and it transformed children's books. In case you don't know the story of "The Cat in the Hat" (and no, I don't mean "The sun did not shine. it...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 2, 2007; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Click. Your Teen Is at the Wheel

Parents have plenty of ways they can spy on their kids and child-care providers: Hidden nanny cams can record what goes on at home when they are not there. Daycare cams let parents see their children while the parents are at work. Cellphone trackers tell parents where their cell-carrying tweens...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 1, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Boys vs. Girls

As I sit down to write, my three-year-old is playing in the next room first shouting "Chugga chugga choo choo!" with a train, then "zoom, zoom" with two racing cars. What gender is the child? I'm guessing most of you chose boy, and you'd be right. Before I gave birth,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 28, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (109)

Living with Autism

Jesse and Ana Mojica had all the hopes of most parents when they had their first son, Adam, 8 years ago. Jesse expected he'd have conversations with his son, see him go to school, do well, get married -- the normal flow of life. But when Adam was about 1...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 27, 2007; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Television for Geniuses or Dummies?

Baby Einstein, Brainy Baby, Baby TV, BabyFirst TV, Sesame Beginnings. The shows aim to make parents of the under-2 set think that their children will learn, be geniuses even, by watching. Yet, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children younger than 2 (and has for eight...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 26, 2007; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (74)

 

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