Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, August 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 85° Clear

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: parenting


Froma Harrop: Helicopter parents should be grounded

Helicopter parents are famous for micromanaging their children’s affairs. There are two kinds. One kind indulges children to the point of near imbecility. No demands are ever placed, no chores …


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 …