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Archive: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

High Chair Recall and Other Items in the News

High Chair Recall: Evenflo has recalled nearly 650,000 Envision high chairs. The problem is that fasteners and screws in the chair can dislodge, causing the seatback to detach or recline unexpectedly. Evenflo has received 320 reports of this happening, with 54 resulting injuries. Rocket Fuel Chemical in Formula?: Scientists at...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 3, 2009; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

On 'Star Wars' and Other Kid Obsessions

Ahhh. The "Star Wars" obsession. Yesterday on Slate, Emily Bazelon explores why more than 30 years after the original movie was released, the galaxy far, far away, still captivates young boys. Three years ago, when her younger son was almost 3 and her oldest was nearly 6, Bazelon's boys watched...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 3, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (42)

Sonic Youth, Miley Cyrus, Charles Barkley and Role Models

By Rebeldad Brian Reid On the way to school last week, I flicked on the radio to tune in the local college radio station, which sometimes brings howls of protest from the little voices in the back seat. But this time, the reaction was different: "Dad ... what is this?"...

By Brian Reid | April 2, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (25)

What Has Surprised You Most about Parenting?

By Vincent O'Keefe Every time I smile into a mirror, I remember one of parenthood's many surprises: injuries. Before having children, I never thought of parenting as a contact sport. Then came the tooth incident. My two daughters and I were enjoying a new playground. The trouble started when I...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (35)

"No Touch" -- Again

Here we go again... Middle schoolers in Connecticut have become the latest test cases in a "no-touch" rule being enforced. The whole brouhaha began when a groin-kicking incident at East Shore Middle School sent a child to the hospital. The school responded by sending a letter home to parents that...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 31, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (35)

Why We Divide Ourselves into Parenting Tribes

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The breastfeeding brouhaha that Stacey referenced recently got me thinking about how many parenting conflicts are basically made up, yet divide parents into tribes. Breastfeeding is not a bad example of this: While the benefits of breastfeeding seem incontrovertible, the degree of the benefit is not...

By Brian Reid | March 30, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (46)

 

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