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Parents: Put Your Tech on a Time Limit | By Laura Fries
Part of the back to school routine probably includes a trip to the pediatrician. Health forms need to be filled out. Vaccinations updated. Chances are the doctors are talking a great deal about what your child is doing. Are they eating healthy foods? Are they getting enough exercise? They may even caution about spending too [...]
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Crack a Few Eggs. It’s Time to Talk About Race. | By Ann Oldenburg
Discussions about class and race can be uncomfortable. Watching the upsetting TV news accounts of events unfolding in Ferguson, MO., centered on the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, has brought racism to the forefront once again, raising the topic and prompting much debate – about civil rights, civil disobedience, and how and when [...]
Back to School Conundrum | By Laura Fries
To those without kids, it seems a bit disingenuous, maybe even a little insulting, for parents to celebrate the kids going back to school as many seem to do. Parents are always talking about their kids and how they long for more quality time with the family. Of course, come summer, we realize how quickly [...]
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You’ll want to book the sitter for this one | By Ann Oldenburg
The movie is called Boyhood, but it could easily have been titled Parenthood. Movie critics have been raving about director Richard Linklater’s impressive, poignant and ambitious film about a boy (in theaters now). What makes it so unique is that he filmed the movie in 39 days – over the course of 12 years. And [...]
Peaking Too Soon | By Laura Fries
When my daughter turned 13, she wanted to get her ears pierced and go to Build a Bear Workshop. My husband couldn’t wrap his head around the contradiction, but it perfectly illustrated a common problem for ‘tweens: they are literally in between childhood and teen-dom. It’s a hard line to straddle and new research shows [...]
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