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Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Family Filmgoer’s best family films of 2012

Jane Horwitz runs down her list of the top family films of 2012.

By Jane Horwitz  |  07:05 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

New Year’s resolution: Be a more neglectful parent

Less hovering could lead to a better relationship with your child in 2013.

By Tracy Grant  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Gallery: wrapping paper contest winners, finalists and adorable mentions

Take a look at the winner, finalists and adorable mentions from the annual holiday wrapping paper contest.

By On Parenting  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Take the kids this weekend: National Cathedral Children’s Christmas Pageant

Children can dress as shepherds, angels or animals and participate in the National Cathedral’s pageant.

By On Parenting  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Looking back at 2012 and saying goodbye

We take a look back at some of the year’s top stories, and a blogger says farewell.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Counting down the top parenting stories of the year

As we wrap up the year, let’s recap some of the most memorable stories of the past 12 months.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Give a little gratitude this holiday season

Are your children grateful? And by ‘grateful’ I don’t mean ‘trained to say thank you for things.’

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Are iPads a good teaching tool for toddlers?

From elsewhere in The Post: Experts are divided over whether smartphones and iPads are good for toddlers.

By On Parenting  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  electronic media

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Children’s Tea Party

The Textile Museum hosts a tea party with a Turkish twist on Saturday.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  going out guide

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012

What drives the urge to spoil?

As the holidays bring out the spoiler in me, an expert in consumer psychology breaks down why parents overspend this time of year.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shopping

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Skippyjon Jones

A small kitten lives out his big dreams by posing as a fearless dog who sword fights.

By On Parenting  |  12:34 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

From Local Living: Managing family holiday expectations

Experts suggest limiting the number of family activities to minimize stress during the holidays.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Parental overshares to hit the bookstore

The founder of a site that collects and publishes the most outrageous parental oversahres is coming out with a book this spring

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012

What to expect after 30 years?

The author of the seminal “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” is receiving an award from the Smithsonian and talks about how parenting has changed

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pregnancy, Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Fruitless negotiations aren’t just for politicians

While Washington remains deadlocked over the “fiscal cliff,” a parenting coach explains how to avoid standoffs at home.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Santa fly-in

Rudolph can take the day off — Santa will arrive at the College Park Aviation Museum via aircraft.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  going out guide

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Readers react to what skills schools should teach

Parents and teachers weigh in on whether schools or parents are responsible for teaching real-life skills.

By Tracy Grant  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

What a Facebook profile picture says about you

When I changed my Facebook profile image, I had no idea I was entering such a culturally touchy arena.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Books

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/27/2012

A new prenatal test for spotting genetic issues is less invasive, but it’s pricey

Alternative to amniocentesis is less invasive, but major insurers are divided over whether to cover it.

By On Parenting  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Publicly aired e-mail details dad’s ‘bitter’ disappointment in kids

A excoriating e-mail one British father sent to his grown children has set off a flurry of reaction in Britain.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Should Santa bring an iPad?

Kids are asking and parents are debating if this is the year to buy the kids a tablet.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Holidays

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Plymouth Rock and Roll Thanksgiving with Rocknoceros

Burn off some post-Thanksgiving calories with your kids with Rocknoceros at Jammin’ Java.

By On Parenting  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Going Out Guide

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/22/2012

2012 Holiday Toys: KidsPost reviews the hot toys

KidsPost reviews the hottest toys of the holiday season.

By On Parenting  |  10:00 PM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  KidsPost,

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Gratitude for every child

A new book explores the challenging lives of children and how parents and children bridge great divides.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest | Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Do most families belong to one of these groups?

A new examination of American family culture concludes that families fall into one of four categories. Which one are you?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Take the kids this weekend: ‘Seussical’ and ‘Figg’

Two area family-friendly theater performances.

By On Parenting  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Going Out Guide

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

How to let go of your teenager

Ken Ginsburg, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about fostering independence in teens.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Family Almanac’s Marguerite Kelly: the defiant toddler stage

Marguerite Kelly offers advice for dealing with an 18-month old who is acting out.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Almanac

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Tell us how you teach your children about gratitude

Is your child grateful? Or do you struggle to impress upon him how fortunate he is?

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Momspeak: Lamenting what schools don’t teach our kids

Skills needed to live in the real world often aren’t part of the curriculum.

By Tracy Grant  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012

The organized parent: Paperwork practices

How do you organize all of the homework, worksheets with adorably bad spelling and crazy art projects that your children bring home?

By Amy Joyce  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Take the kids this weekend: National Philharmonic at Strathmore

Children get in free to a performance of Prokofiev’s works.

By On Parenting  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Sasha and Malia’s new term

The Obama victory presents a personal challenge to the first family

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Post-election: Lessons from kindergarten

Today, as parents nurse their electoral hangovers, we might do well to review the basics of good sportsmanship.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

The Alex P. Keaton myth

Parents have tremendous influence over their child’s later political views, research suggests.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Mock election at Madame Tussauds

In addition to voting, there will be themed activities in the Presidents Gallery, which features all 44 presidents.

By On Parenting  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Halloween’s over, but the junk food deluge isn’t

Nutritionists, children’s advocates turn their attention to the unregulated junk food in schools.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nutrition

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Family Almanac: When he loves her not

How to keep a 14-year-old’s first crush from consuming her.

By On Parenting  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Almanac, parenting, advice

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Talking to kids about elections — without bias

The lessons your kids learn this election season should be nonpartisan.

By Tracy Grant  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Realizing I’m the ‘nut job’ in the house

A parenting “challenge” defeated me and the author who posed it said that was the point.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 10/29/2012

When to stop trick-or-treating?

How old is too old to go begging for candy on Halloween? Who should decide?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  08:32 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Teenagers

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Frankenstorm worthy reads

The storm got you cooped up? Catch up on some recent interesting parenting pieces.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

The Krim family horror defies our parenting self-deceptions

The killings of two young children, allegedly by their nanny, has exposed many parents to a hard truth about human nature and our ability to deceive ourselves.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012

One thing to do with kids this weekend: Air and Scare at Udvar-Hazy

Kids can check out science experiments and meet characters from "Star Wars" while trick-or-treating at the museum.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Rethinking dyslexia

A new film reexamines dyslexia and suggests the condition may be a blessing in a very good disguise.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Learning disabilities

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

The hero at the center of Ann Coulter’s ‘r’ mess

The Down syndrome man who penned an open letter to Ann Coulter over her use of the “r” word talks about why he wrote the letter that has gone viral and how she might learn from this uproar.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polotics, Disabilities

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Is duct tape the solution to nagging?

A new book suggests that parents go on a nagging fast, using duct tape on their mouths if necessary.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discipline

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Advice, and a community, for Jewish-Christian interfaith families

Group provides education about Christianity and Judaism, holidays, fellowship, community service and exploration of interfaith identity.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Does a parent’s education and income affect how a child’s brain develops?

Author of report on correlations between parent income and child brain development explains the significance.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Science

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Stop bullying campaign asks kids to stand up for other kids

How peer pressure can be a good thing.

By Tracy Grant  |  11:41 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Childhood environment affects brain growth and function, new studies find

Important factors include parental income, education and stress levels, according to a group of studies.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sceince

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Scary spending on Halloween

Marketers celebrate the embrace of excess this Halloween.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012

10 foods a kid should learn how to cook

Many diseases can be prevented by good nutrition; for our kids’ sake, we should teach them to cook.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nutrition

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Explaining God without belief

For a non-religious parent, explaining the concept of God and organized religion can be a struggle.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Better school food = hungrier kids, happier nutritionists

New school food standards inspire grumbling among students, but experts and parents much happier.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

RGIII’s concussion holds lesson for parents

The concussion suffered by Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III spotlights the persistent myths about dangerous concussions.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Sports

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Parents take workplace flexibility by the horns

A new census report reveals a spike in work-from-home situations.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-life Balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Brené Brown: Be the adult you want your children to be

Author of “Daring Greatly” encourages parents to model good behavior for their children.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

How to handle homework: take two

An educator and author condemns a school culture that is trampling on the true goals of education.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Momspeak: In parenting, the ‘5 percent’ moments are what matter

About 95 percent of what we do as parents is a necessary grind; it’s the other 5 percent that really matters.

By Tracy Grant  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tracy Grant, advice, parenting

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

How to handle homework

An educator sets a parent straight on homework.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/28/2012

One thing to do with kids this weekend: Kaleidoscope for Kids Festival

Part of a larger, month-long celebration of arts across Alexandria, this weekend is set aside just for the youngest audience members.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

An empty-nester looks at the rest of her life

The heck with the family’s protests, it’s an empty-nester’s turn to follow her dreams.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Have you visited your library lately?

What services do you use most at your local public library?

By On Parenting  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Let’s abolish ‘having it all’ elitism

The latest Christine Lagarde comments on ‘having it all’ push this conversation into the absurd

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

J.K. Rowling’s adult affair

Potter creator’s leap into the adult market with ‘The Casual Vacancy’ creates a dilemma for parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Not all screen time is equal

A new idea is emerging among children’s advocates that we might be better off embracing screen time

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Childhood obesity becomes a military matter

Military leaders say the childhood obesity epidemic has severely damaged recruiting efforts

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Family Leave: Not a benefit, a protection

A new policy proposal reframes paid family leave as a necessary worker protection.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Momspeak: Who speaks for the single parent?

While politicians praise the nuclear family, in 2012 some of the brightest stars had moms who went it alone.

By Tracy Grant  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Having trouble keeping up? Try slowing down.

“Take small steps. Walk around the neighborhood after dinner and talk and observe,” advises Susan Sachs Lipman.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Family Almanac’s Marguerite Kelly: A gun-crazy 7-year-old worries his mom

A 7-year-old boy’s fascination with guns isn’t uncommon, but talk to him about the repercussions of violence and warfare.

By On Parenting  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  family almanac

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Teen binge drinking: Are the culprits pressure and parents?

An investigation into teen binge drinking in Montgomery County in Bethesda Magazine raises questions about what — and who — is to blame.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Obama’s comment on family speaks volumes

President Obama’s comment to CNN that his family trumps after-hours schmoozing reflects a major cultural shift on work-life balance attitudes

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-life Balance

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/16/2012

A touchy preteen needs a full physical before she gets therapy: Family Almanac’s Marguerite Kelly

A preteen with a temper probably needs talk therapy, but she should visit a physician and maybe an allergist first.

By On Parenting  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  family almanac

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant: Explaining death to a child

Talking to your children about death is a difficult — but essential — part of parenting.

By On Parenting  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012

The anti-parenting-book parenting book

A new book on parenting suggests we let kids hit and swear and play; that we let them just be kids.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood obesity

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/03/2012

One thing to do with your kids this weekend: BrickFair at Dulles Expo Center

Annual LEGO fan festival comes to Chantilly.

By On Parenting  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Why did TomKat divorce? Religion and parenting may be a reason.

TMZ has quoted individuals who say the Holmes divorce filing was triggered by the fact that Cruise wanted to introduce their daughter more fully to his religion, famously Scientology.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Tired of time-out?  Become your child’s emotional coach instead

Become your child’s emotional coach instead.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, time-out

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Hand-holding, sunscreen and ponytails: Is the heat affecting judgement?

There’s something about the hot weather that seems to bring out bad judgment. You can decide whose judgment was worse in some of the parenting stories we’ve heard about in recent days.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012

What does it mean to be a feminist mother?

I wrote yesterday about a new survey suggesting that younger feminist mothers are embracing more intensive or attachment parenting methods. Why?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breast-feeding, Books

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Asian-American parenting attitudes explored in Pew survey

A Pew Research Center report on Asian Americans challenges some assumptions and supports others, particularly when it comes to parenting.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:03 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Father’s Day question: Do dads need their own parenting advice?

Pediatrician and father of three David L. Hill thinks a crucial audience has been left out of all the advice trading: dads.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/07/2012

From NY to D.C. to Disney, three different attacks on childhood obesity

On Parenting | New laws, new expert recommendations and new self-imposed industry commitments have been rolled out to combat childhood obesity. But will any of them work?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Teaching kids where food comes from

Andrea Northup, founder of the D.C. Farm to School Network, discusses how parents can help children better understand the origins of food and why this topic is so important.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity, Nutrition

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Teach your kids why protein is important

Offer your children a variety of protein-rich foods and teach them why protein is an important nutrient for their bodies.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nutrition

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Why caffeine is bad for your kids

It can interrupt nighttime sleep, make athletes dehydrated and make kids irritable. Here’s what else you can give them for an energy boost.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nutrition

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Has gay parenting ‘normalized’ the perception of gay relationships?

“That parenting piece helps people understand that this is not about sex — God knows, you don’t have kids if you want to have sex. It’s about love,” says Catherine Tuerk, a longtime activist in D.C.’s gay advocacy community.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Parenting, Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Nearly a quarter of teens diabetic or prediabetic, report says

That’s up from 9 percent a decade ago, according to a study in the June 2012 issue of Pediatrics.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Despite genetic tests and new technology, learning to embrace the unexpected

Better technology means advanced options for prenatal testing. But will these tests give us a false sense that we control more than we actually can?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Special Needs

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Understanding infant sleep guidelines and SIDS: Live Q&A at 11 a.m.

Join a live chat Tuesday, May 8th, at 11 a.m. to discuss sudden infant death syndrome and how to decrease your child’s chance of suffering from it.

By On Parenting  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/04/2012

‘The Weight of The Nation’ contributor on a parent’s role in fighting childhood obesity

Marlene Schwartz, one of the primary contributors of the new HBO documentery “The Weight of the Nation,” discusses what parents are up against when it comes to their child’s nutrition.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Turn eating artichokes into a game for your kids

On Parenting | Get your kids to love eating artichokes with a game of artichoke-leaf basketball.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Anna Quindlen: Why parents should take a Picasso-like approach to raising kids

The expert at introspection and mother of three shares which parenting trend from the past should be most embraced now and in the future.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Anna Quindlen delves into parenting assumptions, egos in new memoir ‘Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake’

In Anna Quindlen’s new memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” she tackles some of the Big Truths of parenting using her trademark ability to express thoughts that many of us have entertained but never fully formed or articulated quite as well.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Mom Congress convenes in D.C.: What do you call an activist who happens to be a mother?

Parenting Magazine sponsors the event which brings together moms from around the country for a few days of networking and advocacy training.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics, Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012

‘Conflict’ and the condemnation of ‘modern’ parenting: Elisabeth Badinter elaborates

This week is the U.S. publication of Elisabeth Badinter’s controversial book “The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women” (Metropolitan Books). Now, a new question is circulating among moms: What is this French philosopher saying about American parents?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/20/2012

6 ways to help kids have a healthy relationship with food

Many children grow up with eating disorders and unhealthy associations to food. So how do we help our kids have a healthy relationship to food?

By Casey Seidenberg  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nutrition

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012

‘The Conflict’ attacks progressive parenting as anti-feminist

“The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women” arrives with a loud buzz thanks to its aggressive attack on “natural” parenting, including breast-feeding.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Breast-feeding

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Events for kids in the D.C. area

“Rapunzel” continues its run at Imagination Stage, and the National Zoo hosts an Easter Monday celebration.

By On parenting  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Outdoor Activities

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Domestic thrillers: Real-life parenting dilemmas in a novel

Parenting columnist Tracy Grant gets hooked on this genre of fiction because she feels like she’s reading her own story on the pages of a novel.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Is Parisian parenting better, or is vacation parenting more fun?

Are we American parents more burdened than other cultures? And are mothers on what seem to be extended vacations qualified to make that call?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Anne Lamott pens new book about grandparenting: “Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son”

Lamott’s son, the subject of 1993’s “Operating Instructions,” had a child when he was 19. The result was a baby boy named Jax and the book, “Some Assembly Required:A Journal of My Son’s First Son”.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Are we asking enough of our kids? Anthropologists don’t think so

Anthropologists don’t think so. They have found that U.S. parents are far less demanding of their children than parents in other cultures.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Maclaren files for bankruptcy and a stereotype goes down with it

The U.S. division of the company has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Products, Recalls

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

When French parenting mixes with threesomes: A lesson on hiding indiscretions from the kids

In the Internet age, parents who experiment — and write about it — risk leaving a trail for their children to find later.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Making hygiene less of a hassle: Advice from Marguerite Kelly

When a parent can’t figure out how to get her stepdaughter to bathe more, she writes to Marguerite Kelly for advice.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012

STFU, Parents: Making fun of moms and dads who share too much

The blog’s founder discusses why she launched the site and what she’s learned about modern parenting.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Princess debate part two: Peggy Orenstein on culture, gender and parenting

The author of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” discusses how certain gender stereotypes are seeping into the way children play and see themselves, and how parents can offer alternatives.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development, Toys

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012

“Cinderella Ate My Daughter” released in paperback: A Q&A with author Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein, author of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter,” discusses how girls are being taught self-absorption is the same as self-confidence.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Toys, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Parenting an introvert in an extrovert’s world

A new book makes the case that our culture fails to recognize the value of those with introspective personalities.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012

‘Mommy’ blogs: What are they, and how much do they matter?

The term now covers pretty much any female writer who has ever mentioned her own child and who, even occasionally, writes about an issue that relates to parenting.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Choosing the major you love: Advice from Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant takes issue when Post columnist Michelle Singletary advises students to consider majoring in a field that pays well.

By On Parenting  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Using Facebook as form of punishment: Advice from Marguerite Kelly

A mother posts a humiliating photo of her son on Facebook, causing one relative to question her parenting methods.

By On Parenting  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marguerite Kelly

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Chat excerpts: Parenting advice from Marguerite Kelly

Read an edited excerpt from Marguerite Kelly’s live Q&A with readers.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marguerite Kelly

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Helping a 7-year-old regain confidence: Advice from Marguerite Kelly

Marguerite Kelly advises a parent on how to help her daughter, who is afraid of many things such as fires and sirens.

By On Parenting  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marguerite Kelly

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

How to get a 2-year-old to stay in her bed

Marguerite Kelly advises the parent of a 2-year-old on getting her child to stay in bed at bedtime.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Babies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/29/2011

New Year’s resolutions: Parenting edition

Janice D’Arcy lists three of her resolutions and asks readers to share theirs.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Resolutions

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Top parenting stories of the year

A wholly personal list of stories about parenting from the past year that I consider my top 10. Let me know which ones I missed.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Top parenting stories of the year, Tiger Mom, Jerry Sandusky, kids and screen time, childhood obesity, adult children at home, Go the F to sleep, Tina Fey, Bossypants, fathers and stress, Leiby Kletzy, DC best city for families, over-parenting, bans on jids

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Ala. teachers could receive jail time, $6000 fine for receiving gifts

A new Alabama ruling says t

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gift-giving, teacher holiday gifts

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

MyAutismTeam.com: New social networking site for parents of autistic kids

The site, which launched from beta Dec. 6, had 13,379 members as of Dec. 8.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders, special needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Holiday parenting dilemmas and how to solve them

How to explain religious differences, navigate gift-giving expectations and encourage kids’ good manners in December.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holiday parenting dilemmas

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Drinking and parenting: A good time or a problem?

Many of us might readily laugh about our nightly need for wine, but few of us would admit that it might tip over into problem territory.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drinking and parenting, drunk-driving, problem drinking

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

‘Parenthood’ producer Jason Katims on including a character with Asperger’s Syndrome on television

Jason Katims discusses raising a son with Asperger’s Syndrome and including a character with the disorder on his show.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special needs, Asperger's Syndrome

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/27/2011

America’s Supernanny: New Lifetime show brings advice from a nearby mom

A sneak peek of parenting techniques featured on “America’s Supernanny,” starring Virginia mom Deborah Tillman. The new Lifetime show premieres Tuesday, Nov. 29.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parenting advice, Lifetime's Supernanny

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Will YouTube make us better parents?

Videos of a Texas judge possibly beating his daughter and a crying baby soothed by a dog remind us that parenting accomplishments and missteps can be recorded for the world to judge.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  children and electronics, parenting and YouTube

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Daylight savings time wreaks havoc on kids’ sleep: Expert Advice

The Sleep Lady shares her advice on how to transition children through this weekend.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sleep issues

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Parent triggers, the Fairfax School Board and parents’ say in schools

Parents in Fairfax County had a small uprising against the school board and will vote for new members Nov. 8. This situation, and the Parent Trigger law in California, make education experts question how much say parents should have over schools.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Preparing a child with sensory issues for Halloween

Practicing trick-or-treating at home and trying on costumes before Halloween are some ways a child with sensory processing disorders can prepare for the scary day.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Halloween, Sensory processing disorder

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Helping an unemployed college grad organize his life

When a college graduate struggles to find a job and shuts his family out of his life, his parent asks Marguerite Kelly for help.

By On Parenting  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Almanac, Marguerite Kelly

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Halloween: The most sexist children’s holiday?

Many of us parents spend the rest of the year working to offset cultural stereotypes. But in October we dress our girls as princesses, fairies and ballerinas, and our boys as soldiers, construction workers and superheroes.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/20/2011

New “Gossip Girl” book too gruesome for teens

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant says “Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer” exceeds many M-rated video games.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Chat with Marguerite Kelly

The Family Almanac columnist will be online Thursday at noon to take questions on parenting.

By On Parenting  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marguerite Kelly, Family Almanac

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Why Washington parents don’t ‘ask their mothers’ for advice on raising kids

Many local parents have difficulty asking their parents for advice on raising kids.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Medical advice

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Is spanking a race issue?

Root DC contributor Nikki Peele says blacks and whites may view corporal punishment differently, and there are statistics to back up her claim.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  discipline, spanking

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Children and fear: What neuroscience is teaching us

Daniel Pine, a National Institute of Mental Health researcher, will be one of the experts at “The science of fear: Is it all in your head?” The public event takes place Wednesday at the Koshland Science Museum.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Children and fear, teens and anxiety neuroscience and fear

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Thank you, Steve Jobs

The iPhone, MacBook Air and iMac desktop has helped at least one stay-at-home mom combine her love of parenting and journalism.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting and technology, Steve Jobs, parenting and iPhone

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Spying on kids: Not yes or no, but how much?

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant believes moms and dads should spy on their children, but is spying a form of helicopter parenting?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spying, kids and technology, free-range kids, helicoptering

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Kid’s Room Contest: Vote for your favorite room

Judges have selected the top five entries, and readers are invited to select their favorite among the group.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kid's room contest

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011

The joy, excitement and dread of returning to school

Our youngest readers tell us how they feel about the start of the school year.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Should girls be dieting?

A new book is being panned before it is published because it tells the story of an overweight girl who goes on a diet and finds happiness.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Too many parenting apps, too little time

A plethora of parenting apps promise to save you time, but a lot of them just may end up wasting it.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Raising, or failing to raise, adult children

What to do with a grown child who is still dependent.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Summer’s end brings childcare frenzy

Ideas for work-life balance during the tough days of August.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011

‘Go the ---- to Sleep’ won’t go down

The author makes his only D.C. appearance tonight.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Outrageous parental excess, teen face sitters, doll breast-feeding — summer’s here

Crazy stories about parenting and children making news this summer.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Should more restaurants ban children?

The Pa. restaurant that now prohibits children has seen a surge in popularity.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011

National Zoo Kids’ Farm fate to be revealed

This morning, zoo officials will announce whether they have found the money to keep the farm open.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Texting-while-driving, a dumb way to use smart technology

More attention is being focused on a bad habit that’s rising.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Traveling with a special-needs child

What to do and how to do it so the whole family has a good time.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Fairfax student in Cayman Islands on a National Geographic expedition

Ten-year-old boy wrote a winning essay on Rocky Run Stream.

By Diego Gutierrez  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011

It’s ok if you don’t breastfeed

Mothers, don’t judge mothers who opt to feed their baby with a bottle.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Local kids’ band wants to make good

Rocknoceros, from Northern Virginia, is poised to hit the big time with the release of its fourth CD.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Government incursion into family life: When is it okay?

The federal Department of Health and Human Services wants to encourage better parenting with Fatherhood.gov.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/06/2011

A new teen in the White House

President’s oldest daughter, Malia Obama, turns 13.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Can dads have it all?

New study says fathers struggle with work-life balance.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Fireworks and fatherhood

A new father wonders whether his kids will like the holiday as much as he does.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011

The other Supreme Court decision: It’s a slippery slope from provider to deadbeat

It didn’t garner the attention of the violent video games case, but the court made another decision that could affect millions of families.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Violent video games and minors: Is it parents’ fault?

Hailing yesterday’s court ruling, a video game spokesman urges parents to pay attention to what their kids are playing.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011

National Building Museum is charging admission

The National Building Museum’s charge of $3 per person will offset revenue cuts by Congress.

By Janice D'’Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Military family support in the form of Elmo and friends

Sesame Workshop offers DVDs and other materials to help military families ease the pain of war.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Fat babies are not always healthy babies

Local restaurateur Geoff Tracy gives his take on feeding babies and toddlers right.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Finding pride in the D.C. Public schools

City parents are more inclined to like the public schools than they were three years ago.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011

How D.C. ranked as the top city to raise a family

Parenting magazine’s addition of a Charm and Culture rating tipped the scales for the District — though plenty of people disagree.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/17/2011

For Father’s Day, memories from some notable sons

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, a Washington Nationals player, a polar explorer and others share recollections of their fathers.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011

How to write to your kids

Bob Brody offers advice on writing heartfelt letters to your kids to record family history.

By Bob Brody  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Summer camp prep and advice

If your kids are anxious about summer camp, here’s how you can help calm their nerves.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Pew study finds fathers increasingly either all in or out

Most fathers are increasingly engaged in parenting even as a growing number are absent from their children’s lives, the Pew Research Center says.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2011

An argument for roughhousing

New book says it has far more benefits than the occasional jab.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011

In the cost of raising a child, what becomes essential?

New federal guidelines detail cost of child-rearing.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Sensory-friendly playgrounds in the D.C. region

The best playgrounds for kids with special needs

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011

When parents need a referee

What happens when parents need a referee

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Anthony Weiner, Meagan Broussard and some questionable decisions

Woman said she came forward, in part, to protect her 3-year-old daughter

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/06/2011

“Sister Wives” and child care, making polygamy alluring

Cable TV reality show underscores need for good, affordable child care

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Fertility treatment tax credit proposed

Bill would help pay fertility treatments if patient also is diagnosed with cancer

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Cellphone dangers go beyond radiation for children

Teddyfone for toddlers may be available in U.S. this fall

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011

“Marriage Confidential”: Is parenting killing our marriages?

New book says we are a nation of semi-happy unions

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Water safety tip: Learn to love swimming

Tips to get small children to feel comfortable in the water

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Smurfs, Muppets, Seuss and Sendak, bring them on

Wave of nostalgia for parents with new offerings from classic children’s authors and characters

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

D.C.’s non-touristy places to bring tourists

Kid-friendly D.C. blog offers new ideas for places to bring the relatives

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Could selling crib bumpers be banned in Maryland?

Maryland could be the first state to ban what many consider a suffocation hazard

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Goodbye to Oprah and her strong arms

Oprah and her connection with mothers

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Doctor’s orders, get outside

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Mr. Jennifer Granholm talks family life in the public eye

Public parenting, an inside view

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Cheri Daniels and the curse of ‘Mother Love’

Unusual marital history for Cheri Daniels and husband Mitch, a possible presidential candidate

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Spring cleaning for parents

A few ideas of things to throw away

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Breakfast: Stop the morning madness

Ideas to make the first meal of the day more healthful, less stressful

By Casey Seidenberg  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Farmers Markets are in bloom

Details on the best farmers markets in the D.C. region

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Mr. is not okay for Osama. How about for you?

Deciphering what children should call adults

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Stop bullying by teaching peace

Program at Lafayette Elementary in Northwest D.C. teaches kids to be kind to each other

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2011

National Women’s Health Week: Take care of yourself

Events across the county next week to encourage women to pay attention to their health

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 05/06/2011

National Train Day: All Aboard

Annual event at Union Station on Saturday

By Janice D'Arcy  |  04:47 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Mother’s Day presents: Just ask already

One mother asked her husband for diamond stud earrings. And she got them.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Is MLB paternity leave okay?

Texas Rangers baseball player Colby Lewis mocked for missing a game during the birth of his child.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Mother’s Day without Mom

New book addresses the phenomenon of raising children when your parents have died

By Janice D’Arcy  |  08:57 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Is your family prepared for an emergency?

Fearing retaliation after bin Laden’s death, some families are creating emergency plans

By Janice D’Arcy  |  08:27 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011

U.S. mothers by the numbers: A census report

New census data report trends on motherhood.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Want more kids? Stop uber-parenting

New book advocates bigger families

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

A new approach to education: Tutoring with a smirk

Writing center, founded by Dave Eggers, has unusual storefront

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)