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Archive: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

Are Food Dyes a Problem?

Jacob Kushner was 6 years old when he started having explosive meltdowns. They could last 45 minutes and he'd sometimes break his favorite toys in his tantrums. Three to four times a week, he could become wild and violent, says his mother, Judy Mann. His parents sought help anywhere they...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 6, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (53)

Four Years AND Forty Pounds

My four-year-old son has one big wish: to move into a booster seat. You see, despite turning four in early January, he's been afflicted with a mom who follows car-seat guidelines to the letter (or in this case, number). And those guidelines say he can move when he's four years...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 5, 2008; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

When Teacher is the Bully...

It's the end of the school year. Time for field trips, special events and getting ready for the summer. But for a couple of kindergartners in the news recently, it's the end of a particularly rough first school year. Take 5-year-old Alex Barton. Alex, who is autistic, was sent to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 4, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (95)

Bunk Bed Boo-Boos

With two boys ages 6 and 4, the idea of buying bunk beds has crossed our minds more than a few times. Friends have them and love the camaraderie the children feel sleeping top to bottom in the same room. At one house, the bunk bed has been more like...

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

Sex After Kids

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 2, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (33)


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