Subscribe to this Blog
Today's Blogs
    The Checkup:

Archive: March 22, 2009 - March 28, 2009

'In the Motherhood': The Reviews Are In

"In the Motherhood" had all the makings of a hit comedy: A funny, successful precursor in the now defunct "In the Motherhood" series on MSN, a great cast, a callout for real stories from real moms and an audience excited to see their roles portrayed in sitcom-land. Plus, it got...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 26, 2009; 10:00 PM ET | Comments (18)

The Changing Dual-Parent Family

Millennials -- the generation of 29-year-olds and under -- are the most convergent generation yet when it comes to gender roles and family life. That's the latest from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce released today by the Families and Work Institute. When asked about whether they wanted...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 26, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (34)

Toddlers Really Do Hear What We Say

Now we know why toddlers may just be the most frustrating human beings on Earth -- they aren't simply little adults. That's the word out of researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Instead, kids hear what we say but simply store it away for later, says psychology professor...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 25, 2009; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (12)

Netiquette: Lessons from South Korean Schoolchildren

Word: Netiquette Definition: The rules for behaving online The rules are fairly simple. According to, they involve such behaviors as "remember the human, adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life and be forgiving of other people's mistakes." They are rules that many...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (10)

We Gave Our Kid the Wrong Name

By Kelcey Kintner You know, 9 months is a really long time to come up with a baby name. But apparently, not long enough for me. Because when my daughter was about a month old, I looked down at that sweet, scrunched up face and thought, "This baby is absolutely,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (74)

Why Teens Sext

Did you see "The Tyra Banks Show" on Friday? The episode was all about teen sexting, and the few snippets I've been able to find are enough to make many parents cringe. On, a video clip shows audience members reading some of the sexual messages that the girls on...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 23, 2009; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (26)


© 2010 The Washington Post Company