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Archive: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007

'Bye, Bye, Plane'

Apparently, some airline attendants don't have much patience for toddlers acting their age. At least that's the impression some airline workers are giving. Kate Penland and her 19-month-old son, Garron, were kicked off a Continental Express flight at a stop in Houston last month because Garron was talking too much....

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 13, 2007; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (199)

Milestones Gone By the Wayside

For several months now, we've been a diaper-free house. In January, we gave the changing table to a new teen mom in need. In April, our three-year-old started wearing "special nighttime underwear" that he has successfully kept dry during all but a handful of nights. No swim diapers at the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 11, 2007; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (56)

Food Fear

Apparently, it's not just me who's noticed: More kids these days are being diagnosed with food allergies. According to Sally Squires's Lean Plate Club column today, 8 percent of kids aged 2 and younger have a food allergy. Some will outgrow them, some won't. In 2003, a leading allergy specialist,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 10, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (108)

Life's Small -- and Big -- Lessons

Maybe it's because I grew up near and around water, but swimming is something I consider a "life skill." There's no question that the boys will take lessons until I know that they are strong swimmers. It's unthinkable to me that they not learn to be safe and strong in...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 9, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (73)


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