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Archive: April 29, 2007 - May 5, 2007

Nadia She's Not

Ah, sports and kids. The two go hand-in-hand, especially if you want to encourage your child to be active. But what do you do when your child loves to be involved in a sport, but just isn't very good at it? Take this e-mail from a friend: "When are they...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 4, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (83)

Parents' Eye View of Today's Challenges

It's not easy raising kids these days, so say more than 2,000 parents in a new Pew Research Center study on parenthood. Overall, parents cite the biggest challenges today as societal factors such as drugs and alcohol, peer pressure and media's impact. Not far behind are other key issues including...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 3, 2007; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (19)

Bullying Takes on More Forms

No matter how you slice the numbers, it's likely that you'll have a child who is subjected to bullying at some point. And that bullying can cause stress, a loss of self esteem and dropping grades. A recent Stanford University survey says 9 out of 10 elementary school students reported...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 2, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (113)

iPods With the Answers

When it comes to school, kids cheat. They naturally look to others who know an answer when they do not. They did when my grandparents were in school. They did when my parents were in school. Our generation did it. Though it's not the right thing to do, today's students...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 30, 2007; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (0)


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