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Archive: September 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008

The Five Best Films to Watch With the Kids

By Rebeldad Brian Reid We’re finally getting to the point in life where we can sit down and watch non-animated films with the older child. While we’ve tended toward the safe fare of "Nim’s Island" and "Mary Poppins" and the like, I’m beginning to introduce some of the formative films...

By Brian Reid | September 12, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (82)

Teen Driving Age Revisited

In November, we had a spirited (as always) discussion about teen drivers and whether the licensing age should rise. The talk followed the deaths of seven teens on Maryland roads. Well, this week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has weighed in saying that states should raise the legal licensing...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 11, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (107)

A Lesson in Behavior

chicago sun times: http://www.suntimes.com/news/commentary/1144389,CST-EDT-skuledit04.article cdc: youth violence prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/YVP/school_violence.htm

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 10, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (95)

'I Do' With Kids in Tow

Your best friend's getting married. Or maybe it's your cousin. And you've been psyched about going. But then ... the invitation arrives. Before you open it, read the envelope carefully. That's the first rule of etiquette for wedding invitees, says Rebecca Dolgin, the executive editor of TheKnot.com. If the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 9, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (211)

Lunchbox Winners

180 school days. That's the number of lunches times two that I'm packing between last week and June. And if my kids had their way, the types of foods in their bags might total about a handful. While some of us are old hands at packing lunch every day, higher...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 8, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (105)

 

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