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Archive: November 25, 2007 - December 1, 2007

Lost Loves

There's little in life that I can imagine as worse than losing a child. And so, two articles recently, have brought me to tears and made me thankful for the generally healthy boys in my life. First, the L.A. Times featured photographer Sandy Puc' just before Thanksgiving. Puc' runs a...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 30, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too Sick for School?

Beware! I'm on a rant today. You see, I'm the mom who asks the preschool director to get other parents to keep their sick kids home. It's not that I'm unfamiliar with parents' needs to balance kids and work. It can be a pretty tricky juggle sometimes. I've had plenty...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 29, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mom and Dad on Equal Footing

When I heard that my colleague Jill Hudson Neal was writing a Still Me column about how -- even today -- women wash the dishes while men sit and watch football at Thanksgiving, I rolled my eyes. Yet again, these stereotypes surface that I simply don't see in my life....

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 28, 2007; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (61)

Getting With the Program

By Mike Snyder In August, while awaiting the Fairfax County Public School system to schedule an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting to address my son's delays, my wife and I were getting him ready for his start at preschool. We had pre-enrolled him in his sister's Montessori school. Sis was...

By Mike Snyder | November 27, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (13)

The Gifted Child

For years I've known that my now kindergartner has a special talent. He spent hours and hours doing tangrams at age 3. When other kids his age were just learning how to put interlocking puzzle pieces together, he was doing 24- and 48-piece puzzles bottom side up just for the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 26, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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