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Archive: February 10, 2008 - February 16, 2008

Stressed? How About Your Kids?

In December, a colleague told the story of her younger sister, a high school senior. The girl was in the midst of waiting to hear from an early acceptance college. Rather than those thick or thin envelopes we used to get, she was waiting for an e-mail from the school....

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 15, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (56)

The Truth About Lies

Ninety-eight percent of teens lie. So says Dr. Nancy Darling, who has studied them. Surprised? Probably not. But when does the lying start? Po Bonson explores the developmental stages of lying in a New York magazine piece this week, Learning to Lie. In it, child lying behavior expert Dr. Victoria...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 14, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Remember When ...

Remember when lettuce cost less than a dollar? Or when gas hitting $2 per gallon seemed unthinkable? How about when you didn't wince every time you bought that gallon of milk or a dozen eggs? With non-organic milk costing about $4 a gallon, gas now at $3 and more a...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 13, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

SOS -- Save Our Schools

Have we come to grips yet with the budget crises brought on by the subprime/predatory loan crisis? Hardly. That major sucking sound you're hearing is the disappearing tax revenue brought on by falling property values. Its effect on local government services, particularly on school systems, will be felt for years....

By Mike Snyder | February 12, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Valentines Are in the Air

And so it begins. Valentine's Day week. The elementary school sent home a note on Friday: Have your child bring in valentines for the entire class on the 14th so no child is left out. Here's a list of all the children in the class. Okay, so it's not a...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 11, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (43)


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