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May30

What do you do when your kid rejects a friend?

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There comes an uncomfortable turning point in the parent/child relationship when the child realizes that he has opinions about whom he wants to befriend, and that his opinions do not necessarily jibe with his parents’. Usually, or at least over here in New Jersey (in our house, to be precise), this takes the form of […]

May23

Teenagers and the Internet: can we survive them?

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A few months ago, Frontline aired an episode on Teens and the Internet: “Growing up Online.” I had missed it when it first appeared, but I was sure to catch it when it aired again this week. It was a sober, balanced look at the influence of technology’s influence on the next generation, and as […]

May22
Gallop! a Scanimation Delight

Gallop! a Scanimation Delight

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Gallop%20Scanimation%20book.jpgI love innovation and this book takes the ubiquitous picture book to the next level using “scanimation” technology to make art literally move. Watch horses gallop and butterflies flutter across the pages.

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May16
Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

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Dear Amy, My question doesn’t have anything to do with beauty advice, but rather how to avoid seeming like an elitist snob when I’m at my in-laws’ family reunion this summer. You give such great advice and are a creative thinker; I thought maybe you could help me. Here’s the deal. My husband’s parents have […]

May13
Five Great Chapter Books To Read With Your Kids

Five Great Chapter Books To Read With Your Kids

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Did you know May 12-18 is Children’s Book Week according to the Children’s Book Council? I didn’t either until I decided to write about the chapter books my kids and I have enjoyed reading together. What a lucky coincidence. When Max was three he loved a book called The Truck Book. The Truck Book was […]

Apr25

Television and your family: is it a problem?

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Did you know that this week is National Turnoff Week? Neither did I. And did you know that it’s not a week to describe your turnoffs to your partner? (“Ear nibbling. The word ‘creamy.’ And, oh, that shirt that you think looks good on you.”) The things you learn! No, National Turnoff Week is a […]

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