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Archive: January 20, 2008 - January 26, 2008

The Sandwich Dilemma

Taking care of a kid or two or five is plenty of work all on its own. But add an ailing parent to the mix, and life becomes downright messy. Reader Kate touched on this earlier this week in "As Life Shifts, So Do Friends": I lost touch with friends...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 25, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Are You Listening, Mom?

If your child is having a hard time grasping a concept, one solution might be to have the child explain it to you -- even if you don't know the answer yourself. That's the crux of a study on how kids learn from researchers at Vanderbilt University. The study tested...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 24, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (18)

As Life Shifts, So Do Friends

While still in college, my best friend from high school got married. She was so young, in my early-twenty-something eyes, that a shift in our friendship was inevitable. It didn't hurt that we attended college across the country from each other and simply grew apart as we met different people...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 23, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dissing Hannah?

By Mike Snyder I've been a volunteer classroom parent at my daughter's school since she started first grade in September. It's only once a month, for an hour-and-a-half. I help with whatever educational art project the class is working on that week. No experience necessary, thankfully, because if I ever...

By Mike Snyder | January 22, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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