Almost every day after school, 7-year-old Abby Ward has something to share with her parents.Recently, she has been talking to her mom about the history of civil rights. Their conversations began last month after Abby's second grade class at Discovery School took part in the...
SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2010
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2010
As a mom of a 3-year-old girl, I read every word of a recent Associated Press story, "Parents, doctors debate youngsters wearing heels."My little girl loves twirly skirts, flowy dresses, glittery tiaras and other shimmery accessories. And yes, she loves pretty shoes in pink and...
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010
A Season for Nonviolence – a grassroots, 64-day campaign to demonstrate the power of nonviolence – begins this month on Jan. 30. The observance began in 1997 on the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Since then, people...
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010
SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2010
I've been carefully inspecting all of my children's trinkets. Both my kids, especially my daughter, love to wear toy rings, necklaces and other jewelry so the news last week from the Consumer Product Safety Commission has kept me more vigilant than usual.CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum...
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010
Kids in the United States spend an average of only four to seven minutes outside each day, according to a 2004 study conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.That's one of the reasons why the National Wildlife Federation established the Be Out...
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2010
SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2010
Don't put your kids first. At least, not before your spouse. That's advice from David Code, Episcopal priest, family coach and author of a new book titled, "To Raise Happy Kids, Put Your Marriage First." In an e-mail interview with NorthJersey.com's Parent Paper, Code wrote...
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