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Midstokke: Precocious child forgets about Disneyland, learns to love outdoors

I am unsure whether my child got really lucky with me as a mother or she’s paying off some bad karma from a previous life. Better parents probably take their …


Revealing sibling to adopted child complex decision

I have a young friend who is the adoptive mother of an 11-year-old, a child who came to her as an infant when the birth mother died. There was an …


Mom always finds extra energy to help child

I’ve noticed in recent years that my grown sons are now adopting a bit of a parental manner toward me. For example, my balance isn’t what it used to be, …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago “No child should be whipped!”


States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Tuesday that it was awarding $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce the cost of …


Baby names: Noah ends Jacob’s 14-year run at top

WASHINGTON (AP) — Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob’s 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular …


Front Porch: Software can interfere with kids’ learning

Thanks to technology and Web-based software like Home Access and PowerSchool, moms and dads have a password-protected way to become brothers. Big brothers, that is. As long as I have …


Parenting is unique, not competitive

Once, when speaking to a roomful of moms, I admitted I didn’t scrapbook. “When I remember to take pictures they usually stay on my camera for months. If I order …


Vestal: Schools figure prominently in shared experience

For the longest time, I felt barely, loosely connected to any community I lived in. There are plenty of reasons for this, both personal and professional, but the truth is …


Dad-to-be has anxieties to deal with, too

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m very concerned about my husband. We’re just a month away from our due date and although he has been very involved and attentive throughout the pregnancy, …


Avoiding germs won’t make kids immune

Dear Mr. Dad: With all the talk about bird flu and swine flu, I’m in a panic about germs. I’m putting antibacterial soaps all over my house and hand sanitizers …


French Assembly passes gay marriage, adoption bill

PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament has approved a sweeping bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. President Francois Hollande’s Socialists have pushed …


After Newtown, indulgences from grateful parents

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s snow on the ground in Londonderry, N.H., nearly 200 miles to the north of the still-raw slaughter at a Connecticut elementary school, and dad Eric …


NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to …


‘Star Wars’ figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. “Star Wars” action figures join centuries-old …


Breastfeeding baby doll: creepy or groundbreaking?

NEW YORK (AP) — We’ve got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We’ve got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We’ve got dolls with swagger. And we’ve got plenty that come …


Sometimes it takes global village to raise child

In 1996, not long after I had my first child, Hillary Clinton’s book “It Takes a Village” hit the shelves. While I haven’t read the book yet, I’ve often thought …


Border agent remembered as loving father, husband

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in an apparent case of friendly fire was remembered Monday as a loving family man, while hundreds …


Colleges try new fixes to recurring remedial rut

WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) — After leaving high school as a teen mother, Ashley McCullough is back on track to receive a two-year degree and work as a respiratory therapist. …


Texas district expands corporal punishment policy

SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) — Like many schools in Texas, “spare the rod and spoil the child” might be considered the motto at Springtown High School. But when two teenage girls …


IUDs, implants urged for teen girls’ birth control

CHICAGO (AP) — Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants — long-lasting and more effective …


Chicago teachers union to continue strike

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central …


Striking Chicago teachers get support from parents

CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their walkout: …


Parents plan for kids if Chicago teachers strike

CHICAGO (AP) — With Chicago teachers poised to go on strike for the first time in a quarter century, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much their children’s education might …


In Chicago, lifeline schools brace for strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Elfega Cazares isn’t taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in …


‘Tiger Mother’ offers author’s style of parenting

A new memoir of bad-ass parenting, Chinese style, from a self-proclaimed tiger mother has unleashed a ferocious roar. Fallout was swift for Yale University law professor Amy Chua after she …


Parents face dilemma with kids and public restrooms

When you’re out of the house and a kid says he’s got to go, you can bet he means business. And after that panicked rush to find the bathroom – …


Mr. Dad: Toddler needs to be reeled in

Dear Mr. Dad: My 21/2-year-old son has recently started running away from me whenever we leave the house. Sometimes I have to sprint to catch him. It’s really frightening, and …


Mr. Dad: Grandpa must earn your trust

Dear Mr. Dad: My parents are divorced and my dad has been living in another state. He is now moving back home because he says he wants to develop a …


Serious consequences when parents favor one child

As a young boy, Jesse Brown got a canvas-covered red wagon unlike anything else seen in the entire northeast Detroit neighborhood where he grew up. Clearly, he was special. Years …