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Archive: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

Teaching Charity

The kids have a complicated allowance structure. It started when the oldest started clamoring for every Lego on the face of the planet. Meanwhile, his parents are more the save-and-save-and -save-again types. Half for spending and half for saving, we figured as we started our little lesson on fiscal responsibility....

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 1, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (142)

Mister Rogers and the End of an Era (Maybe)

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The news coming out of the neighborhood of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" has not been good this week. PBS is yanking the 40-year-old institution off its weekday service, sending member stations one episode a week instead of five. Stations can still get a year's worth of programs...

By Brian Reid | July 31, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (127)

Has Advertising to Kids Changed?

Companies are making headway in trimming their advertising of unhealthy foods to kids. That's the latest from the Council of Better Business Bureau (CBBB), which began implementing The Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative in January 2007. Thirteen food and beverage companies are participating in the program, which aims to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 30, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (91)

Sore Losers

The kids are on a game kick these days. Some are made up, like throwing a paper airplane back and forth to a certain distance. Others are board games like Stratego or Sorry! or card games like War. For the most part they're great. Six-year-old teaches four-year-old and they play...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 29, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (133)

Child on Board the Bike

Even with gas prices dipping just under $4 per gallon in some places, commuting costs are much higher than they once were. Drive around the D.C. area this summer and you're bound to see many more people commuting by bicycle rather than car. But are there good and bad ways...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (104)


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