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Archive: March 18, 2007 - March 24, 2007

The Debate: Do You Talk Religion?

My house is filled with singing these days -- mostly of Hebrew and English Passover songs that my son has been learning at school. This is a school that I adore in every way: great teachers, good projects, fabulous playground, really nice kids. But my children's classes are much more...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 23, 2007; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (196)

1 or 17 -- Or Somewhere in the Middle

"While I know this won't go over well, I also think most people should not have more than one child. It takes a lot of self awareness, stable life and economic situation, and ability to stand up and decide to do what will work best for the whole family over...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 22, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Straight Talk for Teens

Long before Toni Weschler's new book "Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen's Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body," became the talk of the mommy blogosphere, her 1995 bestseller, "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" was on the must-read list that I gave friends who were trying to get pregnant. It was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 21, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (32)

Peer Pressure

Peer influences can be hard to deal with, particularly as kids age and want to be seen as adults. Hence comes this question from reader George into the parenting mailbag (E-mail your own question to parenting@washpost.com.) "How do you keep a 12- and 13-year-old girl away from junk food, cosmetics,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 19, 2007; 7:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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