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Archive: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

Plastic Surgery for Teens

On Saturday, an 18-year-old high school cheerleader from Florida died from complications related to plastic surgery. The girl was having surgery to correct asymmetrical breasts and inverted nipples, the Palm Beach Post reported, when she may have had a deadly reaction to anesthesia. Nearly 225,000 plastic surgeries were performed last...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (74)

Judging Books

My greatest love when I was little was reading. I'd often have multiple books going at one time. Long after my parents had said goodnight, I could be found under the covers with a flashlight, unwilling to put a book down. At bookstores, I'd sit myself down between the aisles,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 27, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (57)

Home Is Where the Learning Is

On Feb. 28, the Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles ruled that school-aged children in the state of California are required to be taught by credentialed teachers. What has ensued over the past month has been a furor in the home-schooling community, with articles and editorials in the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 26, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (59)

How to Handle 'Challenging' Children

Sometimes, my oldest son and I butt heads. He's sweet, empathetic and loved by his teachers -- and parents, for that matter. He listens well outside the home. But come inside, and stubborn meets stubborn. Maybe it's the mistakes some of us make with firstborns or maybe we're just too...

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

An Adoption Story

Meredith Nahra became a mother the way thousands of others do: Through adoption. She and her husband first considered adopting siblings domestically before deciding to adopt internationally. From beginning to end, the adoption process took about nine months. About three-fourths of the way through that time, the couple learned that...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 24, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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