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Archive: April 15, 2007 - April 21, 2007

Magnetic Dangers

Do magnets really make toys more fun to play with? Are their risks worth having these toys around the house or schools? I've wondered that often in the past year, particularly since the Consumer Product Safety Commission started recalling toys with small magnets. We're not talking refrigerator-sized magnets, folks. And...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 20, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (26)

Abstinence: All Talk No Action

Abstinence-only education programs don't work. So says a government study on the topic released late last week. Researchers set up intricate program groups that controlled for factors such as race, single-parent households and household income. They then separated like youth into two groups: a program group of kids who attended...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 19, 2007; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (110)

Talk to Your Kids About Shootings

Words can't describe the loss suffered by the parents and families of the Virginia Tech students who were killed two days ago. Yet as parents, we need to find the words to talk to their kids -- particularly those who are school-aged -- about this tragedy. The Mental Health Association...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 18, 2007; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (34)

Drive the Money Point Home

It looks like the topic of money and kids is one that's going to take on more importance over time, particularly as financial institutions get in on the get-out-of-debt act. In The Post's Sunday Business section this week, Margaret Webb Pressler writes about a pilot program called Finance Park that...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 16, 2007; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (28)

 

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