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Are We There Yet? archive for Aug. 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

Working teens 

I started working when I was about 12 years old. Like other girls my age at the time, I babysat younger children in the neighborhood. I also made money by watching neighbors’ pets when they were on vacation, washing cars or weeding people’s yards. During...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 15, 2010

Beyond Time Out 

Like many parents, I try really hard not to yell at my kids. But once in a while, I just lose it. If my son is being especially difficult after a long, hard day, I’ll find myself making orders: “Go to your room!” Even worse...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 8, 2010

Taking care of other people's kids 

Stay-at-home parents and others who work from home usually have some flexibility when it comes to scheduling and childcare. But sometimes, they end up taking care of other people’s children, too, according to this Wall Street Journal column written by Jeffrey Zaslow, “Yes, I’m Home....

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MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

The benefits of having siblings

Siblings who stay connected as they grow older not only support each other emotionally, studies show; they also help improve each other’s physical and mental health. The benefits of having brothers and sisters are evident at even an earlier age, according to recent research from...

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