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Archive: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

Game Day

"Do you DS?" Several times in the past few months, boys have thrown the question out to 6-year-old. And not only don't we own any video game systems, I'm not sure he even knows what the other kids mean. Clearly, the boys are using it as a conversation starter. It's...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (115)

Public Photos, Pedophilia and Common Sense

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Yesterday, my inbox lit up after Boing-Boing, one of the biggest blogs in the world, posted an excerpt from a story that ran in the UK's Daily Mail about a father who was harassed for trying to take pictures of his kids on a Sunday afternoon....

By Brian Reid | July 17, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (198)

Raising Families on the Cheap

Meet some families who know how to stretch a dollar. There's the Heinz family in Sarasota, Fla., who appeared in this past weekend's Parade magazine. Their TV came from someone's trash pile. Their laundry is done in fewer, larger loads. Mom buys in bulk with coupons. She only buys items...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 16, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Overscheduled and Overstressed?

Down Time. When's the last time your child had some? In today's health section, reporter Sandra G. Boodman explores a problem that isn't going to end anytime soon -- overscheduled kids. "I'm always in a state of anxiety, but it only piles up every few months," Walt Whitman High School...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 15, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Are You a Kidsick Parent?

You and your child finally decided he/she was old enough for sleepaway camp. You packed the bags, maybe even had your child pack with you so he'd know exactly what he was bringing, including home addressed, stamped envelopes, paper and a pen. You dropped the kid off with a kiss...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 14, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (78)


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