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Archive: July 22, 2007 - July 28, 2007

The Subjects That Are Left Behind

Bye, bye social studies. Adios, science. School these days is all about reading and math. Okay, maybe not all, but it sure seems that way. According to a Center on Education Policy report released this week examining school subjects since the beginning of the 'No Child Left Behind Act,' 36...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 27, 2007; 6:22 AM ET | Comments (133)

Look Inside, Girls

Yet another reason to worry about obese girls. A new study by University of Texas at Austin sociologist Robert Crosnoe says that fat kids have more academic problems at school and are less likely to attend college. The issue is particularly pronounced in girls, Crosnoe says, particularly those who attend...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 26, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (77)

Potty Talk

From the folks who want to force help toddlers potty train early come some breakthrough products. Latest to the market is Peter Potty, the urinal for your home. You know that fact that, in general, boys potty train later than girls? Well, Peter Potty's makers, Visionaire Products, has just...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 25, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (57)

We're Off to the Movies

Now playing this summer: "Ratatouille," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Transformers," and "Shrek the Third." Several months ago, we took the kids to see "Charlotte's Web." The thought: They hadn't been to the movies in awhile and it's a classic. Plus, the book wasn't capturing elder son's...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 24, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (35)

The Circumcision Snip

If you gave birth to a son today, would you circumcise him? That's a question more and more parents seem to be asking. Often, the answer is "no." The circumcision rate of newborns born in a hospital dropped from 65.3 percent in 1999 to 55.9 percent in 2003, according to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 23, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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