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Archive: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

The Debate: A Preschooler Problem?

At the park several months ago, my youngest approached a potential playmate and roared at the unsuspecting child in his best T-rex imitation. The child, probably scared of the little pretender, pushed my son down causing surprised tears. The boy's dad was totally apologetic and punished his son. I, on...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (107)

Do You Kumon?

At a recent gathering of moms and kids, one mom asked the rest of us: "Do you Kumon?" Kumon for those of you, like me, who had never heard the term before some friends brought it up, is a seven-day-a-week academic learning, tutoring or enrichment program -- depending on who...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 17, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (48)

Dating Rules Do Apply

When it comes to dating in a world where teens text and post on each other's "walls," in a world where a comment on a Facebook or MySpace page can circulate to thousands in the blink of an eye, are there new rules we parents should contemplate? Bill Albert, the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 16, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (34)

Mining Resources

By Mike Snyder Last week I decided to get out and about to finally check out the Fairfax County Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring, Va., which promotes parental awareness of the services provided by the Fairfax County Public Schools for children with special needs and their families. I'm embarrassed...

By Mike Snyder | January 15, 2008; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Mean' Moms and Dads Unite

"Mommy, you're mean." Those words have popped out of 6-year-old's mouth plenty of times. And when I hear them, I know that my punishment is working and I'm doing my job. Recently, Jane Hambleton of Iowa earned the monikor "meanest mom" for selling her son's car. Hambleton placed the following...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 14, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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