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Archive: April 1, 2007 - April 7, 2007

The Debate: Teen Curfews

Move over teens: Malls are for parents with toddlers, not you. That's the message that about 40 malls around the country are giving teenagers who try to hang around the mall without a parent on Friday and Saturday nights. Tired of teen fights and other behavior unbecoming the family retail...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 6, 2007; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (62)

Sex at School and Other Stories

While I was out cooking for two Passover seders and traveling, some interesting stories flowed through the news. Yesterday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation committed $500 million to battle childhood obesity. The foundation's goal is to "reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States by 2015." That's noble,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 5, 2007; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (142)

What's the Right Age for a Cellphone?

Washington Post reporter Kim Hart writes the following in a story in the business section of The Post today: Daniel Neal scoffs at the notion that children are too young for cellphones. "Kids are using more advanced mobile devices than even their parents," said Neal, co-founder of a new cellphone...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 1, 2007; 11:51 PM ET | Comments (90)

 

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