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Archive: March 4, 2007 - March 10, 2007

The Debate: What to Do About Obesity

News alert: Kids today are too fat! Okay, so that's no alert. Every other day, it seems, there's yet another news item about kids' weight and theories about how to make our youth healthier. Here are a few from the past few weeks: Obesity surgery triples among U.S. teens: Someone,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 9, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (134)

Give Me Money!

My 5-year-old wants money. Well, actually, he wants to go to the store by himself to buy Legos. And he's planned an entire Lego party with his friends in which they all walk to the Lego store together when they are nine -- in his words "old enough to go...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 8, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (102)

Summertime, Summertime

It's March. Do you know what your kids' summer plans are? The camp industry would have you believe that January's the time to get your camp sign-ups done. In truth, NOW's the time to sort through the details before all the camp slots fill up and you've got bored kids...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 7, 2007; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (40)

Nighty-Night. Now Sleep There!

You've had a long day. You're exhausted. Your child is sick. He had a nightmare. And in the middle of the night, he climbs into your bed, wraps his arms around you, steals your pillow and falls asleep. Do you: A) Fall back asleep B) Move to his bed C)...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 6, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

HPV Vaccine: What Choice Will You Make?

Didn't vaccinating kids against diseases used to be a no-brainer? After all, who would want to inflict their child with the measles or the mumps when the diseases could so easily be prevented? I never recall my own mother questioning the pediatrician about vaccinations. We simply got the shots. But...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 5, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (119)

 

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