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Archive: May 20, 2007 - May 26, 2007

The Debate: My Son and Video Games

Since the launch of On Parenting, I've hoped to get more voices represented here. After all, I only have two same-gender kids of certain ages. And all families face some unique challenges. Finally, my constant nagging of co-workers has paid off -- please welcome guest blogger Ju-Don Marshall Roberts. If...

By Ju-Don Roberts | May 25, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Supernanny's 'Seeds'

"Supernanny" was in town this past weekend. No, not British nanny Jo Frost herself, but the show's casting producers. And a funny thing happened: The turnout at their casting call was slim pickings. The show put a good spin on it. Casting producer Kim Clevenger told The Post: "People usually...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 24, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (31)

Back to the Basics

Kickball, Red Rover, hopscotch, marbles, Pogo sticks. They all have one thing in common: They're "retro" play, according to a recent New York Times story on children's play. Here's the theory: Kids need to be taught to play because they spend so much time on modern activities like video games...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 23, 2007; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (46)

What Did That Bill Say?

Forget IM. Forget Facebook and MySpace. They may still be big with the teen set, but at least they don't hit your pocketbook like teen text messaging can. In Sunday's Washington Post, Margaret Webb Pressler tells of a high school junior who sent 6,807 text messages in a month, sending...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 21, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (46)

 

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