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Archive: April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

Tag, You're Out!

Three weeks ago, students at Kent Gardens Elementary School in McLean were told tag was out at recess. Too dangerous, said the principal. The move sparked a debate at the school, a committee formed and tag is coming back. Sadly, Kent Gardens Elementary is far from the only school that...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 25, 2008; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kids Influencing Kids

Once a month, we attend a family Shabbat service at our temple. The number of families attending is fairly small in comparison to the full temple membership, which makes the low-key service fun for all of us. But the real highlight comes afterwards, at the potluck dinner. All the kids...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 24, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (14)

Free Range Isn't Just for Chickens

New York Sun columnist Lenore Skenazy encouraged her son to spread his wings. She left the 9-year-old at Bloomingdales sans cellphone and let him find his way home. The boy had been begging for independence, Skenazy writes: Anyway, for weeks my boy had been begging for me to please leave...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 23, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (125)

Recyclable Art

In honor of Earth Day, let's talk art. Granted, I've spent way too much time strolling the aisles of Michael's for craft supplies. Paint in the big jars. Brushes. Glitter glue. Felt. Pipe cleaners. Beads. Play-Doh. Wooden cutouts with magnetic strips. Here are some of my favorite "recycled" projects over...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 22, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (17)

Bunching Up Babies

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 Linda Kerr A friend -- who recently had her second baby just 19 months after her...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 21, 2008; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (61)

 

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