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Archive: June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007

The Debate: No Contact Allowed

A middle schooler puts his arm around his girlfriend and is sent to the school office for unlawful touching. Two 14-year-old girls are kicked off a city bus and called "sickos" for kissing. Since when has the human touch become so problematic? Bans on fighting make sense. Rules against excessive...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 22, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (25)

When The Kids Turn Independent

"Once they're eight or nine, the ball is rolling down the hill. You'd better have taught them well by then," said colleague Chet in a conversation recently about teens and beach week. Chet is a father to four, including one son who decided not to go to beach week and...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 20, 2007; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (97)

The Sippy Cup Tale

It all started on June 11, when Monica Emmerson posted her tale of traveling through security at Reagan National Airport on DC Urban Moms, a widely distributed listserv. Emmerson's story, posted online by blogger Bill Adler after he received her permission, details mistreatment by security screeners who wouldn't allow her...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 19, 2007; 6:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Father's Day Revisited

As is to be expected, the media had a field day with dads this weekend. Stay-at-home dads were on the minds of The Post, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Denver Post, The New York Daily News and The Washington State Olympian as well as a few other media outlets. For...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 18, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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