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Archive: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Youth Sports Builds Better... Parents?

My parents spent most of their best years on the sidelines, quite literally. With three kids and a garage full of field hockey sticks, baseball bats, soccer balls and hockey equipment, their social lives were dominated by the schedule of the season. It didn't stop when we left the house,...

By Brian Reid | September 17, 2009; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (7)

Turning Controversies Into Teaching Moments

Kanye West, demonstrating that he needs a time-out. (AP) As parents, we all know that sometimes our kids have a hard time keeping quiet. But the past week has demonstrated that even high-profile, grown-up, public figures don't always know when to shut-up. It started last Wednesday with Rep. Joe...

By Jen Chaney | September 16, 2009; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (16)

Family Dinners: The Must-Do that I Can't Do (Well)

There are a lot of common-sense parenting approaches that no one actually implements because -- let's face it -- we've got a lot of balls in the air. My kids should probably sleep more, they should probably watch less television and they should spend more time running around. And, this...

By Brian Reid | September 16, 2009; 8:07 AM ET | Comments (78)

Why We Shouldn't Care About the End of Walking to School

The New York Times, over the weekend, shined a light on one of our great modern scourges: the lack of kids who walk to school. Now, I don't mean to quarrel with those who believe that children could stand to get up and move a bit more often, but the...

By Brian Reid | September 15, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (42)

Roundups, Followups, Odds and Ends

Well, last week was an interesting one, no? Everyone from the President of the United States on down was thinking about parenting. Here are some of the items that might have slipped through the cracks: Though partisan fireworks preceded it, the President Obama speech to children ended up being more...

By Brian Reid | September 14, 2009; 7:02 AM ET | Comments (17)


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