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Health & Safety
Jan14
No, You Cannot Play Football

No, You Cannot Play Football

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Having moved recently to a new neighborhood, football has been on Amalah’s mind and she shares her recent thoughts about her young kids playing contact sports.

Dec18
Harassment vs. Helicoptering

Harassment vs. Helicoptering

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A reader asks if she should stop in when her middle schooler is being harassed, or if it’s too much. I have soap box for this one.

Dec16
It’s a Miracle Any Of Them Live To Adulthood

It’s a Miracle Any Of Them Live To Adulthood

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We’ve all missed an illness or worse-than-we-realized injury in our little kids, but does it stop happening when they get older? Not exactly. At least we’re not alone.

Dec09
Tell Me How To Feel About: THE LEASH

Tell Me How To Feel About: THE LEASH

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Kids on leashes. Probably one of the top parenting choices all but guaranteed to earn you some judge-y side-eye or comments from strangers, even more so than say, breast- or bottle-feeding in public.

Dec03
Teenagers and Bad News Parties: What Do We Tell Them?

Teenagers and Bad News Parties: What Do We Tell Them?

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A reader asks how we deal with teens and the specter of poor teen decisions about drugs and alcohol and parties.

Nov23
A Realistic Checklist to Picking a Pediatrician

A Realistic Checklist to Picking a Pediatrician

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I still distinctly remember the rising anxiety I experienced throughout my first pregnancy as the deadline for choosing a pediatrician approached. It felt, at the time, like choosing a pediatrician was my very first major decision as a parent and thus my first opportunity to get it completely wrong. I didn’t though, and neither will you.

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