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Archive: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

Parents Drink Beer; Coach Fired

A Frederick County high school softball coach was fired recently for -- get this -- letting parents supply and drink beer at an end-of-the-season party that he hosted at his house, according to the Frederick News-Post Online. The coach, Brad Young, apparently violated a drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free workplace and...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 17, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (87)

Surviving 40+ Hours on the Road

By Rebeldad Brian Reid When I was growing up, my family would pile into the blue station wagon every summer and make the 17-hour trip from western Massachusetts to the Chicago suburbs to see my grandparents. I still have vivid -- and not entirely unpleasant -- memories of those trips:...

By Brian Reid | July 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (32)

Thumb Sucking: Can It Be Defeated?

As some of you know from those early weeks on this blog about 2 1/2 years ago, my older son is and has always been a thumb sucker. In the early days, it was great -- no pacifier needed. But then, the habit WOULD ... NOT ... GO ... AWAY!...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 15, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (42)

My Child, My Choice

Today's writer, Emily Mayes, talks about a situation that we all face -- the time when our choices for our families clash with those around us. After you read through her story, think about your own parenting choice conflicts. Is it with a grandparent? A sibling? A friend? And then,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 14, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (98)

Swine Flu: Will You Vaccinate?

The swine flu vaccine may very well be coming to a school near you. The question is, will you vaccinate? The federal government plans to get 100 million doses of the vaccine in October, reports The Post's David Brown and Spencer S. Hsu. First in line for vaccinations: children. Education...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 13, 2009; 7:04 AM ET | Comments (72)


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