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Archive: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

Budget Birthday Bashes

Through some strange fluke of astrology, nearly everyone of importance in my life was born during an 8-week stretch of summer. Labor Day doesn't mark the end of summer so much as the end of the birthday party season. It never comes soon enough. Especially this year, when watching the...

By Brian Reid | September 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (62)

Back to School for Me, Too

When my first child entered school, I signed my name on a sheet in the hallway of the preschool volunteering to clean up after the school Christmas party. Easy enough. Happy to help. That sign up turned into sorting clothes for the kids’ stuff sale, chaperoning the field trip and...

By Nancy Kerr | September 10, 2009; 8:24 AM ET | Comments (43)

'NurtureShock' Authors on Research and Practice

Last week, I talked about "NurtureShock:, a new book by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman that seeks to apply emerging science to the practice of parenthood. Though the book is not intended as a how-to, I was curious about how the findings they discussed get put into practice. What follows...

By Brian Reid | September 9, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (31)

Will President Obama Warp Your Children Today?

In a few hours, President Obama's image will be beamed to schools across the country, and he'll speak directly to the nation's school kids about the importance of hard work, setting goals and taking responsibility for their academic success. A nice idea, right? Nope. Because we live in a country...

By Brian Reid | September 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (38)


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