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Archive: January 27, 2008 - February 2, 2008

Hurts That Stick

Not so long ago, I had one of those weeks we'd all rather forget. You know the kind: Ankle sprain, second-degree burns and a hit-and-run car accident. While recovery from the ills took much longer than the week it took to incur everything, there were some terrific side benefits. Let's...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 1, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Call the Homework Police!

Every night that I look at my son's unopened homework box, I feel a twinge of guilt. A monthly calendar of work. Lots of worksheets. A bunch of good learning games. But it's just not happening. Friends have figured out how to add homework to their routine without a problem....

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 31, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The 'Eli Stone' Controversy

Add the American Academy of Pediatrics to the list of groups opposing an episode of "Eli Stone," a new drama that is scheduled to air on Thursday night. In the episode, the lead character sues a pharmaceutical company on behalf of a mother of an autistic child. The TV lawyer...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 30, 2008; 7:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Embracing an Epidemic

By Mike Snyder So, a couple of weeks ago I finally got my son, who just turned 5 years old (Happy Birthday, buddy!), to a pediatric development and behavioral specialist affiliated with Children's National Medical Center. The hour-long appointment went well. My son was fired up and fully engaged, which...

By Mike Snyder | January 29, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The COOL Mom

I am NOT the cool mom. That title currently belongs to a neighbor. Six-year-old went to play with her son the other day after school. At cool mom's house, he played Legos with friends, watched part of a Star Wars movie we hadn't let him see yet and ate cookies...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (83)


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