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On Parenting: June, 2011

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, 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 02:13 PM ET, 05/27/2011

A child’s first lie is worth celebrating

Lying is a developmental milestone, researchers say

By On Parenting  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Family filmgoer: Reviews for Kung Fu Panda 2, Meek’s Cutoff and other movies

Advice on what movies are good for kids

By On Parenting  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Chaperoning a school field trip expedition? Beware of being fed to the lions.

Petula Dvorak talks about chaperoning a school trip

By On Parenting  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  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 04:34 PM ET, 05/26/2011

When the cost of public school starts to add up

Parents are being asked to foot the bill for more activities and classes.

By On Parenting  |  04:34 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  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 12:24 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Dunbar girls’ track team runs with more confidence in skorts

Girls were uncomfortable running in miniskirts

By On Parenting  |  12:24 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Sometimes quitters do win

Yanks’ Jorge Posada is a lesson on when it’s time to quit

By On Parenting  |  11:25 AM 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 03:45 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Is raising a “gender-neutral” child a fantasy?

Toronto couple are not saying whether 4-month-old Storm is a boy or girl

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:45 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Arlington teen’s soccer goal is Internet sensation

Kenner Galeas, 13, scored a goal while flipping backwards in the air

By On Parenting  |  01:38 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 05/25/2011

5 D.C. schools win library makeovers

Money from Target Corp. includes lighting, some construction and new books

By On Parenting  |  12:05 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  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 02:35 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Time to make “illegitimate” illegitimate

Schwarzenegger news highlights use of this outdated term

By Janice D’Arcy  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Gender lessons at Calif. school cause outrage

Conservative groups counseling parents unhappy with the lessons

By On Parenting  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 05/24/2011

The Family Dish: Asian omelet to frittata

New family-friendly recipe from the food blog

By On Parenting  |  11:53 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Taming of the grandma with a mean streak

Family Almanac columnist says grandma should be excluded from some events

By On Parenting  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  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 03:12 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Circumcision, the cut that divides

Ban on all circumcisions on the November ballot in San Francisco

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Dental care limited for kids on Medicaid, study says

Children with other health insurance got emergency care sooner

By On Parenting  |  01:24 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Cutting grandma out of the loop

Carolyn Hax says estrangement is the last resort

By On Parenting  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Wife contacts husband’s long-lost daughter

Ask Amy columnist tells her not to keep it a secret

By On Parenting  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 05/22/2011

‘Go the [Expletive] to Sleep,’ a parenting zeitgeist

A bedtime story that mimics what most sleep-deprived parents are truly thinking.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:14 PM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Ga. city bans public breastfeeding for kids older than 2

City officials says law was passed to prevent public nudity

By On Parenting  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Ranking America's High Schools

Our Challenge Index tells you how well your high school is preparing students for college

By On Parenting  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Centreville parents sue Four Loko maker in son’s death

Son did not realize drink would make him intoxicated, parents say

By On Parenting  |  11:06 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/19/2011

“Sports gene” testing: Maybe parents shouldn’t care

Once again, pushing children without letting them discover on their own

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/19/2011

When wife vs. nanny becomes husband vs. wife

Carolyn Hax says the parents should re-evaluate their child-rearing philosophy

By On Parenting  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/19/2011

OB-GYN doctors refusing to see overweight pregnant women

South Fla. doctors say it’s too risky

By On Parenting  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Live chat on parenting advice with Marguerite Kelly

Family Almanac columnist will take questions

By On Parenting  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  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 04:12 PM ET, 05/18/2011

The National Zoo’s Kids’ Farm may be saved

Private sponsors may pay maintenance for five years

By Janice D’Arcy  |  04:12 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Dad’s addiction to games worries daughter

Ask Amy columnist says the cause may be depression

By On Parenting  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Could a personal trainer be right for your kid?

Join our online discussion at noon today

By On Parenting  |  10:42 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  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 04:16 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Meijer infant slipper socks recalled

Socks for infants considered a choking hazard

By On Parenting  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Online safety tips for kids, from kids

Alexandria fifth-graders give advice in KidsPost

By On Parenting  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Arnold, never the public dad

Would the public think differently of him if ‘father’ had always been part of his persona?

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Raising a rambunctious boy

The mother of a spirited toddler boy asks columnist Marguerite Kelly how to handle the disapproving stares from parents raising girls who are less active.

By On Parenting  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  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 05:31 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Sean Lanigan confronts a parent’s nightmare

Teacher has to tell his family he’s going to jail

By Janice D'Arcy  |  05:31 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Alicia Silverstone and other wacky baby-naming mothers

More Hollywood babies due this summer. Will any be named John or Mary?

By On Parenting  |  04:39 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/16/2011

A cookbook to end all cookbooks

Janney Elementary PTA s cookbook is no macaroni-and-cheese production

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/16/2011

FDA considers new dosage rules for kids younger than 2

Conn. teen now allowed to go to his prom after public outcry

By On Parenting  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  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 09:52 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Midwives vs. hospitals: There is a middle ground

One side says Carr is a martyr to a hospital culture, the other says the baby who died was sacrificed to an ignorant, selfish subculture. Neither is true.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:52 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Skechers Shape-ups for Girls anger parents

Company says Shape-ups are intended to promote exercise.

By On Parenting  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Raising a generation of children on yoga

Take your kids to Yoga on the Mall this weekend. These day’s, it’s not such a far-out concept for little ones.

By On Parenting  |  12:03 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Mom defends giving Botox to 8-year-old daughter

Appearance on Good Morning America to discuss her actions

By On Parenting  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/12/2011

When an adult child has to parent her aging parents

Ask Amy says it’s time to set boundaries

By On Parenting  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  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 03:03 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Neo-Nazi father allegedly killed by 10-year-old son

Killing was intentional but motive unknown

By On Parenting  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Childhood obesity epidemic: Whose fault?

Let’s stop blaming parents

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Mom rescues tot from deep water

The 2-year-old was in serious condition at a hospital

By On Parenting  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Preparing a child to move to a new city

Family Almanac column suggests ways to make the transition easier

By On Parenting  |  11:11 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  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 09:02 PM ET, 05/10/2011

National Women’s Health Week: Take care of yourself

By Janice D’Arcy  |  09:02 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Schwarzenegger and Shriver, rubber-necking on a sad split

Why does a 25-year union with four children fall apart?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Number of baby girls named Palin spikes

More new babies named Palin in the last two years according to Baby Center survey.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Too much bottle feeding makes kids obese, study says

Consumer Reports study says toddlers should transition to a cup before age 2

By On Parenting  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 05/10/2011

The Family Dish: Taco pizza

When one person wants tacos and the other person wants pizza, the only thing to do is compromise

By On Parenting  |  10:51 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Prom: A picture-perfect moment

Allowing mom and dad to snap photos at the start of the big night

By On Parenting  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  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 02:52 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Parents’ role in facing up to ADHD

More evidence that there is a link between heredity and attention problems

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/09/2011

College Board tests new career guidance plan in kindergarten

Group that administers the SAT is targeting young children in seven school districts nationwide

By On Parenting  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Autism spectrum disorders more common than previously thought, study says

Now one out of 38 children considered on the autism spectrum

By On Parenting  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Carolyn Hax: Forcing a relationship with your child won’t make you two close

New column from Carolyn Hax says father should not dictate the terms of the relationship

By On Parenting  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 05/07/2011

Happy Mother’s Day

Quotes celebrate the role of the mother in a family

By Janice D'Arcy  |  05:24 PM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 05/06/2011

FDA releases new guidelines for liquid medicine

Rules hope to limit overdosing of infants and toddlers

By On Parenting  |  03:22 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Online Q&A: The hidden powers of mothers

By On Parenting  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Online Q&A with author Caitlin Shetterly

Author discusses her memoir, “Made for You and Me.”

By On Parenting  |  11:26 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Share photos of your mom for Mother’s Day

Tell us why your mother is special for Mother’s Day.

By On Parenting  |  11:19 AM 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 09:26 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Midwife accepts plea deal, the birth debate rages

Supporters voice their opinions on Facebook page

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:26 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Kids not popular? Good, says a new book

“Geek” book says unpopular high schoolers often make the most successful adults.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Teachers split on teaching online safety in class

New study says only 55 percent of teachers think cybersafety practices should be taught

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Carolyn Hax: A child’s potential ADHD diagnosis and a father’s denial

Advice columnist suggests ways to broach this sensitive subject

By On Parenting  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Getting an overweight child to move and eat healthy

By On Parenting  |  12:21 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Got teens?

New column says they’re not so bad

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  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 08:35 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Lunchbox: Ask kids how to be a better parent

A daily roundup of articles about parenting worth reading today

By On Parenting  |  08:35 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Ideas on what to cook from The Family Dish

Get ideas from new food column, “the Family Dish”

By On Parenting  |  08:33 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011

A book series for special-needs kids and a documentary for teens

Book series for special-needs kids and a documentary about sex for teens are written about in today’s Health section

By On Parenting  |  08:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Lunchbox: Survey says Norway is the best place to have kids

New survey says Norway is the best place to give birth and raise kids and other parenting news.

By On Parenting  |  08:30 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 01:36 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Gripe water might not work, FDA finds

There’s no evidence gripe water and herbal remedies effectively soothe fussy or colicky babies, study shows.

By On Parenting  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Restaurant moms and their babies

How do mothers balance career and family when their job is the food business

By On Parenting  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Should I-Pads be used in the classroom?

Maine school district to give the Apple tablet to kindergartners

By On Parenting  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/03/2011

The courage of military parents

With a son in the Marines and headed overseas, a mother confronts her fears and cherishes her memories

By Janice D’Arcy  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/03/2011

A primer on Osama bin Laden’s death for young readers

KidsPost section features questions and answers about bin Laden’s death

By On Parenting  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Michael Bobbitt’s command of local children’s theater

Michael Bobbitt wins another award for his work in children’s theater

By On Parenting  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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