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Archive: March 25, 2007 - March 31, 2007

The Debate: Should Governments Stop Spanking?

The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly opposes spanking children. But what happens if all discipline techniques don't work and a parent spanks his or her child? Should governments punish parents? Should they have the right to decide how parents deal with problem behavior? That's the question that's been hotly debated...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 29, 2007; 10:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Games We Play; Plus, Harry Potter

Do you know what games your kids are playing when you're not watching? Levi Draher's mom certainly didn't. In eighth grade, Levi learned the choking game. In ninth grade, to the dismay of a friend, he played the game a few times alone, according to the Cullman (Ala.) Times. Then,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 29, 2007; 7:07 AM ET | Comments (60)

What's So Wrong With Formula?

A colleague with a new baby e-mailed this week lamenting the difficulties of breastfeeding. Governments and researchers drill the point home that breast is best with such fervor that many pregnant moms I know cringe at the thought of giving their babies formula. But breastfeeding is not an art learned...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 27, 2007; 7:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Club Libby Lu

We went to Tysons Corner Center this weekend to let my eldest son spend his allowance money on Legos. And boy, did we get an eyeful. Walking through the food court were about a dozen girls with their hair teased sky-high and their faces covered in more makeup than I've...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 26, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (116)

 

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