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Archive: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Do Babies' Looks = Love?

People do NOT like looking at abnormal looking babies. That's the word out of a SMALL study by doctors Igor Elman and Rinah Yamamoto at Harvard Medical School affiliate McLean Hospital. In the study, the doctors equated ugly and abnormal. A total of 27 testers -- only six of whom...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 26, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)

Supreme Court: Strip Search of Teenager Illegal

This just in from The Associated Press: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a school's strip search of an Arizona teenage girl accused of having prescription-strength ibuprofen was illegal. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said school officials violated the law with their search of Savana Redding in the rural...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 25, 2009; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (7)

When You Have a Favorite

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Every parent I've ever spoken with, while expecting their second kid, always expresses the same fear: What if I don't love the new one as deeply as I love the old one? But once the second child arrives, those fears dissipate. No two kids are alike,...

By Brian Reid | June 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (20)

Recession Woes: The Loss of Maternity Leave

Days after having my first child, I was on the computer. While he slept, I checked my work e-mail daily. Sure, I cared for him as well. I even painted the dining room during all those hours of rest. But it was checking in at work that made me feel...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (28)

How Important Is Your Unborn Child's Gender?

Pregnant for 8 weeks or longer? Then, you, too, could know your child's gender. But you must have been pregnant for 8 weeks. And no man must touch your blood sample. And you must follow the kit's instructions to the letter. Sound fishy yet? Well, if you said yes, you...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 23, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (22)

How's the Reading Going?

Now that school has officially ended for the year, summer reading should kick up into high gear. Here at the On Parenting household, the 100 Book Challenge got an early start, thanks to two boys quite excited about the idea. Interest tapered off for a bit around book 18....

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (7)

Obama's Call: To Be a 'Good' Parent

On Sunday, Parade magazine published an essay by President Barack Obama about what fatherhood means to him. It was one of many, many father's day essays that appeared in all sorts of media. In case you missed it, here's what he had to say: "We need fathers to step up,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 22, 2009; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (7)

Jon & Kate + 8 Minus Sophie

It's easy to not want to hear another word about the Gosselin family. And though we just talked about the show fairly recently, I thought my colleague Jennifer LaRue Huget's take on the family's issues was an interesting one. No, it doesn't focus on mom Kate spanking a child or...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (13)


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