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Archive: July 29, 2007 - August 4, 2007

The Debate: Talking Pedophilia

"Jack McClellan blogs openly about where best to meet girls under the age of 12. The local authorities are watching him, warily. Should just talking about such matters be enough to get him locked up?" That's the lead-in to an article this week on Newsweek.com entitled: A Law-Abiding Pedophile? McClellan...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 3, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (54)

Household Dangers

We've talked about it before and the Consumer Products Safety Commission agrees, magnets are the No. 1 hidden home hazard you ought to worry about. "In several hundred incidents, magnets have fallen out of various toys and been swallowed by children," the CPSC writes in its press release on hidden...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 2, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (66)

Birthing Plans

For 38 weeks of my life, I was consumed with pregnancy and methods of giving birth. I read all the "must-reads" at the time obsessively: "The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" and "What to Expect When You're Expecting." I read about moms using doulas, moms using midwives, moms giving birth in...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 1, 2007; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

No! No! NO!

We've all seen them -- well, those of us who are parents, anyway. We've all heard them and cringed. They take on many forms and can happen at a moment's notice. And no adult, parent or not, likes them. What am I talking about? Tantrums, of course. Late yesterday, DCer...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 31, 2007; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (61)

What a Chore!

Is getting your kids to do their chores a challenge? If so, check out Chore Wars, a free online game that launched this month. The game takes some setup time. The group administrator assigns points (i.e. minutes a chore takes) to different tasks. And then the war is on ......

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 30, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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