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Archive: September 23, 2007 - September 29, 2007

Brush 'Em, Brush 'Em, Brush 'Em

When it comes to our toddlers' mouths, many parents are falling down on the job. At least that's the word from a National Center for Health Statistics report on oral health, which reports that nearly 28 percent of children ages 2 to 5 had at least one cavity. While I've...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 28, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winning Isn't Everything...

Tonight, husband is in command of the soccer coach's whistle for the first time. Parent coach No. 1 had to head out of town. So, he'll be joining another parent to teach five- and six-year-olds some of the basics of working together to score goals. In this, his rookie experience,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 27, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let's Work Together to Prevent Tragedies

Every week or so, it seems, recall e-mails from the Consumer Product Safety Commission flow through the parenting inbox. We've talked about them before: Magnetix, Thomas Trains, Polly Pockets, Mattel products galore, jewelry, jewelry and more jewelry. But the story surrounding the latest has to be the most shocking. In...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 25, 2007; 7:01 AM ET | Comments (26)

What's Wrong With Quirky?

Over the years, one of my sons has tended to make friends with children who don't fit in with the pack. One year it was the girl who potty trained later than all the rest of her classmates and was teased. Before that, it was the boy who couldn't sit...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 24, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (63)


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