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Archive: July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009

Black Children Kicked Out of Pool

Sixty-five campers arrived from Creative Steps Day Camp in Northwest Philadelphia to the Valley Swim Club in Huntington Valley, Pa., on June 29. A win-win situation, right? The swim club earns $1,900 and kids in need of a pool get access. So, where did it all go wrong? The camp...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 10, 2009; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (60)

Summer Camps -- Are You or Aren't You?

Summer Camp: It's the way some working parents get by for the summer. Plus, the kids get to be with other kids having fun. But what happens when the other kids don't show? That's the case for some camps this summer, with enrollment down thanks to the recession. A parent...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (15)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Reality TV

By Rebeldad Brian Reid When I heard that Fox Reality Channel was about to launch a show called “Househusbands of Hollywood,” my blood ran a little cold. Slowly and quietly, fathers have begun to chip away at decades-old stereotypes about their fitness as parents or their interest in anything other...

By Brian Reid | July 9, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

A Daughter Gained; a Daughter Lost

Wendy and her husband, Paul, have been unable to have biological children. Knowing that there are a lot of older children "in our country, in our city, who need homes and are often overlooked," they decided to work with D.C.'s Child and Family Services to adopt a school-aged child. The...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (39)

Child on a Plane IV

Okay, so family travel on airplanes is not a new subject around here: We've chatted about Southwest dumping pre-boarding, the flight attendant vs. a baby, and, of course, the boy who couldn't stop saying, "Bye, bye, plane." In all cases, it seems, it's the flying world versus those of us...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (48)

The Special Education Ruling

Last month, the Supreme Court found that parents of children with disabilities may seek reimbursement for private school tuition even if the child has never received special education or related services from the school district. The Supreme Court ruling has left lots of questions for parents of special education students...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)

 

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