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Archive: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008

The Tests Are Coming!

Two weeks in a row, my son's kindergarten class has been bumped from PE. When I asked why that was this past week, he said the older kids were practice testing in the gym. And so, the No Child Left Behind testing stressors have begun. First, we received an analysis...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 14, 2008; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

STDs Are Prevalent in Teen Girls

Add sexually transmitted diseases to the list of topics you should talk with your kids about early and clearly more often. One in 4 teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease. That's the latest information from research by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of 838 girls in...

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

Family First

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been linked to a prostitution ring and has now stepped down from his public role. While his actions as a public official aren't about parenting, I can't help but wonder how he is talking about and explaining this to his three teenage daughters. Eliot...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 12, 2008; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Parties and Parents

By Mike Snyder I have a problem with gravity, and I don't mean metaphorically. I'm talking physically. And my gravitational woes appears to be genetic. Saturday afternoon I dropped off my first-grade daughter at a birthday party held at the home of her just-turned-7-year-old classmate. I went in, chit-chatted for...

By Mike Snyder | March 11, 2008; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

If Only I Knew Now ...

Hundreds of dollars for the "right" stroller. Hundreds -- even thousands -- more for experts from everything from sleeping to potty training to child-proofing. These are costs that some parents gladly pay for peace of mind or help getting a family on track. Remember those first days with your newborn?...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 10, 2008; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (43)


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