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Archive: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

12 Going On... 16

Meet Naomi. She's 12 going on 13. And if our children turn out anything like her, we could all do a lot worse. Naomi is the latest interviewee in onBeing by Post videographer Jenn Crandall. To Naomi, becoming a teenager means more expectations of maturity, more responsibility, more complex social...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 12, 2007; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (11)

Ewww. I Won't Eat THAT!

Now I know why my kids are such picky eaters. It's genetic! At least that's what researchers at University College London say. According to a New York Times article on the picky eater study, most children will eat just about anything until around age 2. Then, they let their taste...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 11, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (65)

'Bringing Up Baby'

Imagine six families all with parenting coaches. And they're trying three very different parenting styles from different eras. There's the "Dr. Spock trust-your-instincts" approach. There's the "get the baby on a strict schedule" tack. And there's the "attachment parent." Now, put the families and their coaches on TV. What you...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 10, 2007; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Home Alone on a School Day

During Friday's discussion of forgetting kids, David S. suggested a great topic, latchkey kids According to a 2005-issued Census report, 7 million children ages 5 to 14 spend some amount of time in "self-care." Kids ages 5 to 11 spend an average of 5 hours per week home alone; kids...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 9, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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