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Updated Apr 27, 2015 at 11:30 AM

The past several weeks brought renewed attention to the question of school testing related to the Common Core curriculum. The objective of bringing all children up to a certain level in basic subjects, involves tests given to children in third through eighth grades. Teachers and schools as well as the children themselves have been evaluated based on these tests and one consequence has been a high stress level for children, parents and teachers. In response, a movement...

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM

As a new mother I heard it constantly. As a mother of 3 partially grown children I say it constantly. “They sure do grow up fast!” As a new parent, most of us had no concept of how true that statement really is. We know having...

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 9:49 AM

For new parents, choosing the right foods for their baby can be an anxiety-inducing decision, made even more difficult by all the conflicting nutrition information out there. Jill Hillhouse and Jordan Wagman are hoping that their new book,...

Posted Apr 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM

The mother of a 2-year-old came to see me about something new in her daughter’s behavior that was a source of concern. The child has started making a throat-clearing sound. The doctor can find no basis for this medically and...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I used to think that April showers brought May flowers. Know I know that April showers also bring something else: worms.Worms in the driveway. Worms on the front walk. Worms on the car (how the heck do they get up there?) Big,...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:53 PM

If you’re a parent on social media, you probably already know the intense debates that accompany the subject of free-range parenting, and now that a

Posted Apr 14, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Recently, I heard a talk by Stephen Grosz, an American psychoanalyst who lives and practices in London. His book, “The Examined Life, How We Lose and Find Ourselves,” is about storytelling, his point being that we are all...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 12:54 PM

A 65-year-old woman in Germany made headlines earlier this month when it was announced that she is pregnant with quadruplets, but she won’t get the title of world’s oldest mother. Wondering who holds the title? Read on to see...

Posted Apr 11, 2015 at 5:20 AM

Help your children approach the world with empathy and compassion.

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 9:26 AM

Are you among the one-third of Americans who cannot name any of their great-grandparents? Or are you part of the four in 10 Americans who know both of their grandmothers’ maiden names? A new survey conducted by genealogy site...

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Having just barely escaped unscathed from the throes of my husband’s Man Cold, I thought it would be helpful to you, dear readers, to break it down into a detailed timeline so you would know what to expect in the event your husband...

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