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Archive: April 22, 2007 - April 28, 2007

The Debate: Toy Obsessions

Early last month, Arlington Dad asked: "What's the deal with the Lego obsession? My six-year-old boy lives and breathes Legos. He gets up and plays Legos, comes to breakfast with a handful of Legos, then talks about Legos at breakfast. He comes home from school, and before he goes to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 27, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

There's No Miracle Cure for Obesity

"Breastfed infants grow exactly the way they should. They tend to gain less unnecessary weight and to be leaner. This may result in being less overweight later in life." So says the Department of Health and Human Services on its women's health Web site. A new Harvard study says nope...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 26, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Playing the Pediatrician Match Game

When it came to finding the right pediatrician, I made plenty of mistakes. Our first baby doc came recommended by friends who lived near us and had a baby. On the outside, the office looked great: a lactation consultant on site, several doctors, daily call-in hours. But then first son...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 25, 2007; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (47)

Off With the Screen

Yesterday marked the start of TV-Turnoff Week, that time each year when we're supposed to turn off the tube and spend time with each other. Twelve years ago, when TV-Turnoff Week began, few could have envisioned this electronic world we've become ensconced in, the one in which kids spend an...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 24, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (26)

 

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