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Archive: August 10, 2008 - August 16, 2008

Ten of Cinema's Most Clueless Parents

Today, Jen Chaney -- washingtonpost.com movies editor, DVD columnist and mother to an 18-month-old -- weighs in with a guest post. There was a moment in the often over-the-top, doobie-filled comedy "Pineapple Express" that I found impossible to believe. It wasn't the fact that Danny McBride's character survived multiple gunshot...

By Jen Chaney | August 15, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (94)

Cord Blood Banking and the Selling of Safety

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Two weeks ago, the Boston Globe ran a couple of pieces on a local event touted as the "Ultimate Baby Shower," which turned out to be a corporate event designed to push the idea of cord blood banking. The Globe's initial front-page article played the story...

By Brian Reid | August 14, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (87)

Off With the Training Wheels

Riding bicycles is just a regular kid activity that all kids should do, right? After all, bicycles are just one of those things that promotes independence. Learn to ride and the kids can bike to friends houses in the neighborhood, and to the park, and to the library. Sure, they...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 13, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (88)

Saturday Morning Laughs

Beep Beep. Beep Beep. "Wile E. Coyote vs. Roadrunner" has been running through the halls of our house lately -- literally -- thanks to some newly found cartoons on YouTube and husband's newfound talent making animal balloon roadrunners. The cartoons bring back fond memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons while...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 12, 2008; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (44)

Math: A Lot of Questions With Few Answers

T.C. Williams High School English teacher Patrick Welsh calls it the math meltdown. Montgomery Blair High School math teacher Eric Walstein calls the county's math program "narrow and shallow." And Fairfax County's Frank Atchison, who coordinates that county's math program, says that "in [the] end, it does look like a...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 11, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (95)

 

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