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Archive: September 2, 2007 - September 8, 2007

To the Eldest ...

"Scientists have found that first-born children are smarter than their brothers and sisters. It appears they are more likely to succeed in business, too." So reads the lead of a USA Today story this week touting first-borns as more likely to become CEOs. The newspaper, finding no scientific study examining...

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

School Is Tiring!

School is tiring business. That's the only thing that can account for a new level of arsenic in those early evening hours that we've been experiencing since the start of school last week. My sister warned me. Every year, the kids are exhausted the first few weeks of school, she...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 6, 2007; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Child Diagnosis 101

The number of kids treated for bipolar disease grew 40-fold between 1994 and 2003. But whether that many kids actually have the mental illness also called manic depression is another story. While the concern over the rise in diagnoses isn't new (The Post's Sandra G. Boodman wrote about it in...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 5, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Greening the Kids

A couple of weeks ago, son No. 1 picked up some trash on our street and dropped it in a neighbor's garbage can on the way home. "That's one less piece of trash in the world, Mommy," he said. This is the same child who's been known to roam the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 4, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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