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Archive: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

Sorry, Firstborns

"You've got it easy. You're the baby." I got that line ALL the time when I was growing up. And I never agreed with it. Mom punished me plenty. And by the third child, she was pretty wise to the things I'd try to pull. Then again, I can't think...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (20)

The Debate: Party Present Opening

In Monday's blog about birthday presents, MarylandMom asked a question that struck me, too, as I read through the comments: Are we the only ones? My kids have never been to a party where the presents are opened at the party. Never. Everyone we know waits until after everyone has...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 17, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Breastfeeding Is No Excuse

A few weeks ago, I narrowly escaped landing on a jury that would have taken me out of commission for a week. Yes, I know that jury duty is an honor, a right and a privilege. But let's face it -- I've got realities that would have to be adjusted....

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 16, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

Computer Time for All Ages

Welcome to On Parenting's 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 Leticia Barr Since I began writing about children and technology, I've been asked many questions. One...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 15, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (13)

The 'Right' Birthday Present

It all started innocently enough. Little girl, age 4, invites little boy (my youngest son), also age 4 to her birthday party. Boy and girl are playmates at school. The conversations start on the way home from school on Friday afternoon: Boy: I want to go buy [girl's] present. Mommy:...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 14, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (71)

 

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