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Feb29

Salons and spas for little girls: harmful, or harmless?

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The New York Times, that bastion of meaningful news, published a story yesterday on how cosmetic companies and retailers are targeting six- to nine-year-old girls. Salons for little girls are springing up around the country, apparently, with parents hosting “beauty primping parties” for daughters and their friends. The demographic the Times targets with this type […]

Feb22

Phthalates, sippy cups, and Bisphenol-A: unhiding the hidden dangers

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Well! Hey! You sure do have some, you know, opinions about circumcision! Don’t you! Wow! And there’s nothing wrong with that. Please don’t hurt me. And now, let’s back away slowly from all controversial parenting topics, shall we? New topic for the week: kids! Can’t live with them, can’t sell them. You know what I’m […]

Feb15
Circumcision: the kindest cut, or the cruelest?

Circumcision: the kindest cut, or the cruelest?

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It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and I’m thinking about circumcision. I assure you this is a coincidence. So! Those of us who have birthed baby boys are faced with the inevitable question: to snip or leave intact? In most of the world, the majority of boys are left as nature intended, but here in […]

Feb11
Bottles & Pacifiers: When Do I Really Need To Take Them Away?

Bottles & Pacifiers: When Do I Really Need To Take Them Away?

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Hi, I am the mother of a great almost two-year old (will be 2 in March) who absolutely refuses to drink his milk in anything other than a bottle and still must chomp on his pacifier in order to go to sleep (night or nap). Honestly, this doesn’t bother me all this much, but I’m […]

Feb08

Academic Redshirting: should you hold your kid back?

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I’ve been thinking about the practice of redshirting: postponing your child’s entrance into kindergarten to give him or her an academic or social edge. I’m not considering it for my son, mind you: we were spared that decision, because Henry just missed the cut-off date in New Jersey; we’re paying for another year of preschool […]

Feb04

Can I handle taking care of a baby?

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Because Babies Don’t Come With Nice Leather-Bound Dayplanners Hi there! I’ve been reading you at amalah & here since the beginning of the school year (I even read the archives; I had a lot of time on my hands before the kids came back) and I love the amount of thought that you give to […]

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