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Are We There Yet? families archive

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009

Is it a boy or girl?

Nobody knows – except the parents of “Pop,” a 2-year-old in Sweden whose parents refuse to reveal whether their child is a boy or girl. Pop’s mom and dad decided to keep their child’s gender a secret because they believe gender is a social construction,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 2009

The economy and the mental health of families

A growing number of families have hit a crisis point, according to this recent USA Today story, “As economic fears rise, families on verge of unraveling.”Parents are suffering from stress and sometimes can’t cope with economic uncertainty, experts say. The worst-case scenario happened in Los...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

Teaching Kids to be Lifelong Learners 17 

Sometimes, it is easier to measure how much a child has learned through scores, a grade or something equally tangible.But as many of us have discovered, the numbers or grades don’t tell the whole story. They’re a snapshot of a moment, perhaps, but they’re certainly...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2008

Spilling the Beans about Santa 

I have a friend who told his kids from the time they were little that there was no such thing as Santa. He’s not one of those people who think Santa is the anti-Christ. He’s also not one to protest the commercialization of the holidays....

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