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Archive: December 9, 2007 - December 15, 2007

Recording Memories

Ever since we became parents, people have asked whether we've shot video of fun childhood moments. Not just first roll, first steps, first words. But the kind of moments our kids might never believe. Like 6-year-old talking about his career plans to run Legoland and charge everyone $1 -- or...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 14, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

On Wills and Trusts

In last month's blog entry on Parents' Issues of the Day, our conversation turned to wills and trusts. One of the findings of that survey by Global Strategy Group was that only 23 percent of parents have wills. So, I called certified financial planner Gary Altman, who is president of...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 12, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (82)

Trouble With Tantrums

By Mike Snyder Temper tantrums. All kids have 'em (lots of adults, too). How much fun would parenting be without them? We know the mantra: Deep breaths, remain calm, keep your own temper in check, be firm and maintain control of the situation. Time Outs did the job when necessary...

By Mike Snyder | December 11, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pay Up; I Just Gave Birth

For a significant portion of women, the "push" doesn't just mean popping the baby out. The New York Times writes that more than a third of women receive "push presents" for giving birth. And about 55 percent of women expect rewards for having a baby, according to BabyCenter.com "It's a...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 10, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (109)

 

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