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Archive: March 30, 2008 - April 5, 2008

A Slap on the Permanent Record

First-grader Randy Castro thought it looked fun to hit a little girl on her butt after watching another boy do the same. And for that, according to a Washington Post story yesterday by Brigid Schulte, he got tagged by his school as a sexual harasser and had the police called...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 4, 2008; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (41)

Rewards for Reading

A couple of months ago, a reading rewards program came home from school. Your child reads some books, writes them down and he gets a ticket to a baseball game, where the kids will be honored with a parade on the field. It seemed easy enough and our son was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 3, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Talk, Talk, Talk...

All my preschooler does when he's alone is talk. Sometimes, I write at the computer outside the playroom listening as he creates stories around small plastic animals, Matchbox cars, trains or Legos. He and his brother used to share a room -- until the chatter before falling asleep just became...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 2, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fighting Back Against Bullies

Billy Wolfe. He's a face of a growing problem. Billy, as reported in the New York Times, and later on the Today show, is a high schooler who's been on the wrong end of the bullying spectrum since he was 12. The kids who beat him up have done so...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 1, 2008; 7:32 AM ET | Comments (83)

Snip, Snip

Ah, that wonderfully soft baby hair. Some of us let babies and toddlers grow it for years before cutting it. Others tire much earlier of bangs that cover eyes, and boys getting called girls because of their hair length. Ultimately, many of us -- particularly those of us not skilled...

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

 

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