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Archive: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

TV, the French and Common Sense

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The latest shot in the war over TV and tots was fired last month in France, where the government there decided to ban all marketing of TV shows to kids under 3. Those who would broadcast such fare would be require to slap the following warning...

By Brian Reid | September 5, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (84)

Rules, Rules and More Rules

"Why, Mom?" "Because." "Why?" "Those are the rules." If your house is anything like mine, that conversation has played out about a million times in different ways. Okay, okay, maybe I'm exaggerating just a bit, and it's only a few hundred thousand. Time and again, we teach our children to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 4, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (75)

He Said, She Said: Two Takes on Palin

The Sarah Palin nomination and ensuing news reports about her family has left us lots to talk about. So, as a special blog treat today, Brian and I are sharing our views and reactions. He Said: Assumptions By Brian Reid Full disclosure: All I really know about Alaska Gov. Sarah...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 3, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (272)

Chicken Pox in the Post-Vaccine Era

Remember the old days of chicken pox? Large blisters that were itchy and scabbed? Mom telling you to STOP scratching. Being put in isolation for a week to avoid infecting other kids? For most kids growing up now, those days are long gone. Before the single dose chicken pox vaccine...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 2, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (103)


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