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Archive: April 6, 2008 - April 12, 2008

'Are You a Tigger or an Eeyore?'

Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch is living his last months with pancreatic cancer. He delivered his last lecture in September. It was meant for his children, not the public or colleagues or students, and has been watched by millions of people. His words and lessons have touched many and...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 11, 2008; 7:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Playing Favorites

My youngest son is a Momma's boy. He pets my hair singing tunes such as "I love Mommy. I love Mommy's hair." He openly admits to loving Mommy more than Daddy, though he will go through moments of loving Daddy more. My oldest spent his toddler and preschool years completely...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 10, 2008; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (14)

The Dangers of Sport

Four-year-old is the kind of child who jumps, tumbles and slides whenever -- and wherever -- possible. He's gone through phases of only brushing his teeth while doing a headstand on a couch and performing jumping somersaults off the couch onto the hard-wood floor. That's when I first coughed up...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 9, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Ways Children Change You

Welcome to On Parenting's new occasional guest blog feature, where we welcome parenting bloggers from around the Web. If you'd like to join the guest blogging party here at On Parenting, please e-mail parenting@washingtonpost.com. By Jessica Trevelyan Children change you. For me, they've changed the way I see the world....

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 8, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (59)

Boy Power or Girls Rule?

How much is the "right" gendered child worth? In England, mom Wendy Bowen thinks it's important enough to try for baby No. 9. Bowen and her husband's first child was a girl. The fetus died when Bowen was 8 months pregnant. And since then, she's had boys -- eight of...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 7, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (51)

 

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