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Archive: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Turning Boys on to Reading

When it comes to instilling a love of reading, husband and I have done everything right -- or so we thought. We read together with the boys during the day and at bedtime. We go to the library regularly as a family. And through the years, the boys have shown...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 26, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (36)

6 Food Myths for Parents to Debunk

In the ongoing battle to try to ram nutritious food into our kids, the New York Times has identified “6 Food Mistakes that Parents Make.” The mythbusting effort is laudable – and the research marshaled is impressive – but there are good reasons most of these myths have stuck around....

By Brian Reid | September 25, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (75)

Teachable Money Moments

First came the foreclosures. Lots and lots of them. Then the price of oil shot through the roof. Now, the whole financial sector's on shaky ground, and our lawmakers are talking intricacies of bailout and how it affects taxpayers. This whole monetary crisis seems like as good a time as...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 24, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (49)

Got Lice? Get the Facts

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26627227/ CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 23, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (39)

Do You Know What to Do When Your School Locks Down?

Last Thursday, three Prince William County schools moved to lockdown mode for five hours while police searched for a suspect believed to have been involved in a fatal shooting. According to a news release, Prince William school officials sent autodialer messages to parents and encouraged them to check the county...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 22, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (44)

 

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