Are We There Yet? archive for June 2008

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2008

Splitting domestic duties

To piggyback on Cindy’s last post about the recent study on how husbands make more work for their wives, here’s a New York Times article that discusses how some parents try to divide the responsibilities 50-50.In “When Mom and Dad Share It All,” reporter Lisa...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008

When hard times hit

In this story first published earlier this year in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, families talk about the effects of skyrocketing food and gas prices on their budgets.“Living in troubled times is giving teens a hard-knocks lesson in economics. Some kids in middle-income and working-class families...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I’ve been wondering today…why is it that people seem to wait for an occasion to fix up their home? They are selling their house, so they fix the stuff that is broken. Or they are having company, so the yard is spruced up. Is their...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2008

Wired

I’ve been letting my 4-year-old play with my laptop. Sometimes he just types his name and other random letters. Other times, we might do an activity on pbskids.org. I was a little hesitant at first to let him play on the computer. But I soon...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008

Potty training in a day

Is this really possible? Teri Crane, a consultant known as the “Potty Pro” and the author of “Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day” believes it can be done.Has anyone ever tried this? My daughter, who will turn 2 this July, has been asking...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008

Age-appropriate vacations?

When my oldest child was nine months old, we got on a plane and traveled to Mexico. Despite the fact that my husband and I both served in the Peace Corps and consider ourselves fairly seasoned travelers, that vacation with our baby was the roughest...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2008

Car trip ideas?

I'm interested in finding out what kinds of games kids and families play in cars today... If any?Are they just plugged into their Ipods - or do some families still count cows?Collect license plates from outta state?Look for funny road names? Do people actually stop...

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008

Teaching kids how to resolve conflicts

While doing some research on peer mediation for a story I wrote in Monday’s newspaper, I sought help from "Teaching Tolerance," a website and project of the civil rights champion, the Southern Poverty Law Center.In the parents’ section, writer Dana Williams wrote a column that...

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