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Archive: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

'Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child' Still a Reality

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The other day, during the school registration process, I heard a great-grandmother telling the tale of how she successfully raised nine children. Most of the parenting advice she dished was outstanding and had to do with setting boundaries and enforcing them, which is, in 2008, probably...

By Brian Reid | August 29, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (85)

The SAT/ACT College Admissions Game

The school year might just be starting, but already the college hunt is on for high school juniors and seniors. Some high school seniors have already started turning in applications and resumes to their guidance counselors! An unbelievably large number of students, 3.3 million, are expected to graduate high school...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (61)

Too Good for Youth Baseball?

Nine-year-old Jericho Scott apparently has a throwing arm that has left him out in left field in his youth baseball league. Jericho's 40 miles per hour fastball caused the Youth Baseball League of New Haven to bar him from pitching in the beginner league, the Associated Press reports. Jericho's Coach...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 27, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (79)

Time Out for Timeouts

The first time I used a timeout to discipline my son, it was quite effective. At age 1-1/2, he kept trying to play with the knobs on the stove even though I'd said no. So I sat him in a corner for a minute. Sure, he cried. After all, he...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 26, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (215)

Where Are All the Men?

Relief! That's the word that describes my emotions last week when we received the long-awaited postcard telling us who the first-grade teacher would be. While we're lucky that our school has many very good teachers, there are a few I'd rather avoid. A good teacher means my son will likely...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 25, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (159)


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