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Aug15

When is it okay to leave your child alone at home?

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If we have learned anything from the film classic “Home Alone,” it is that leaving a child by himself (accidentally or on purpose) for any period of time can result in all manner of shenanigans. Also, Joe Pesci will show up. However, at some point, the parent must make the leap and let her child […]

Jun27

Are our children overprotected?

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As we walk to the playground, Henry yells to his friend, “Let’s race!” And they do. Down sidewalks that are bulging and splitting from the tree roots underneath, two semi-coordinated boys flail their legs downhill, shouting with glee. Behind them, I cringe, and wonder who’s going to scrape his knee this time. But I keep […]

Mar28

The bullying epidemic

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The New York Times this week profiled Billy Wolfe, a high school sophomore who has been the target of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of his classmates. Three years ago, for whatever mysterious, cruel reason, the school bullies determined that he was unacceptable. Since then he has been beaten and terrorized, again and […]

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 […]

Jan29
Necessities for Baby’s First Year: The Baby-Gift-a-Month Club

Necessities for Baby’s First Year: The Baby-Gift-a-Month Club

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Two years ago, I packed my life in two bags and left for London. Living here has been wonderful, I have an amazing job, and being alone in a strange country has done wonders to my marriage. However, all this time, I have not been able to go back to visit, and needless to say, […]

Apr30

Safety

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American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org The American Heart Association provides great information about infant/child CPR training. It also offers a lot of helpful information for parents including how to get your kids more active and ways to make fast food friendlier. American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org The American Red Cross is well known for its role in […]

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