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Archive: November 2, 2008 - November 8, 2008

Preschooler, You're Outta Here!

It looks like preschooler expulsion isn't just a problem in the United States. In January, several studies showed that preschoolers got kicked out of school three times more than public school students. Now, there's an uproar across the pond in the United Kingdom, where more than 4,100 kids between ages...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 7, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (19)

Yes, TV Can Be Bad for Teenagers

By Rebeldad Brian Reid On Monday, The Post ran a front-page story with the blockbuster news that teens who see a lot of sex or sex talk in television are more likely to get pregnant. Though I found the association between the two fascinating, I can’t say I am altogether...

By Brian Reid | November 6, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (33)

The Final Tally: How the Election Affected Our Kids

Whew! The long, long, long road to picking a new president is finally over. The 2008 presidential election will stick out to me as a leap toward equality for all of our children. With a black president-elect, black youth in our country who aspire to the most challenging political jobs...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 5, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (28)

No Smoking, Thank You Very Much

Cigarette smoke -- ugh. Just the thought makes me shudder. It's the one scent that can truly drive me from mannered to raving lunatic. I can't even walk by someone smoking on the sidewalk without my eyes watering and nose starting to hurt. You see, I was pretty much born...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 4, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (69)

Grandma Care Has Its Perks

Spend the day at a park these days and you're likely to run across a grandparent or two taking care of their grandchildren while the parents work. Grandparents provide child care for about 30 percent of children under age 5, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And with today's state...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 3, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (23)

 

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