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On Parenting: July, 2011

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 11:29 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Over-parenting: Is it something only other parents do?

A Q and A with writer Lori Gottlieb about her much-discussed piece in the Atlantic magazine.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 06/30/2011

D.C. school anxiety: a measured response

Brookland mom gives advice about DCPS waiting list.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:18 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/29/2011

New crib standards may mean junking the old crib

Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations went into effect Tuesday.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Pregnancy, childbirth safe for women with MS

Multiple sclerosis does not increase the number of Caesarean section and assisted vaginal deliveries.

By On Parenting  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Children who watch violent or scary content on TV are more likely to have sleep issues

Study also says kids watch 40 more minutes a day of TV if they have one in their room.

By On Parenting  |  02:14 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  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 11:50 AM ET, 06/28/2011

The Family Dish: My daughter’s ziti

Mother-daughter food bloggers write family-family recipes.

By On Parenting  |  11:50 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Parents don’t like grown son’s girlfriend

Marguerite Kelly, the Family Almanac columnist, tells the mother to stay out of it.

By On Parenting  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  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 11:45 AM ET, 06/24/2011

For 25 years, American Girl dolls have been defining youths’ personalities

New doll store opens at Tyson’s Corner.

By On Parenting  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Miss Manners: Young partygoer thinks babies and booze don’t mix

Advice columnist suggests other ways a 20-something and her friend, a mother, can socialize.

By On Parenting  |  11:36 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  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 05:07 PM ET, 06/23/2011

International adoptions down, foster-care adoptions up, says new book

Book reveals more U.S. parents are choosing children in foster care instead of kids in other nations.

By On Parenting  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Water safety for kids, lifeguard checklist for parents

Mario Vittone, a marine safety specialist with the U.S. Coast Guard, provides eight tips for making sure a lifeguard is prepared for an emergency.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/23/2011

House Calls: Let a little of the outdoors in

By On Parenting  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Parenting advice: Help for raising children of all ages

By On Parenting  |  11:11 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  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 05:18 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Toys pulled from Jack In the Box kids’ meals

Fast-food chain says it will focus on creating healthier menu items instead.

By On Parenting  |  05:18 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Lagging thanks for gifts stirs family tensions

Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly offers advice to a reader whose relatives take months to thank her for gifts.

By On Parenting  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 06/21/2011

DC school waitlists: How to endure the purgatory?

There is a 25 percent increase in the number of students on waiting lists to be admitted to D.C. public schools

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:28 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 06/21/2011

‘Good Enough’ parenting or perfect parenting

New article in The Atlantic garnering attention on how much parenting is too much.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  02:04 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Dad sues kids for cyber bullying

Three middle school girls made false and defamatory statements about his daughter on Facebook.

By On Parenting  |  01:57 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/21/2011

KidsPost interview with author Jennifer Allison

Author of Gilda Joyce mystery series talks about writing dialogue for a 13-year-old and more.

By On Parentimg  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Montgomery County special-needs students build camaraderie and confidence

Softball team for students who are not integrated in regular classrooms.

By On Parenting  |  12:14 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Married but feel like a single parent? You’ve got company.

A survey finds this is a common feeling among mothers, and in the work-obsessed Washington area, it’s not hard to see why.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Food allergies: Real, severe and common

Close to 8 percent of all children in the U.S. have a food allergy, according to a comprehensive new study published by the journal Pediatrics.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Mom to give uterus to daughter born without reproductive organs

The pair, along with nine other sets of women, are part of a womb transplant trial in Sweden; plus tips for keeping your kids fit and more in our news roundup.

By On Parenting  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Clifton Elementary closing; Fairfax parents organize bid for new charter school

If approved, the school would be the first charter in Fairfax and the county’s only IB elementary school.

By On Parenting  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Portable pools pose dangers to kids

Some drownings have occurred in as little as one inch of water.

By On Parenting  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  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 02:04 PM ET, 06/17/2011

High school gives senior a car for having good grades

How a Las Vegas student won a Honda Fit, the scoop on pricey strollers and more in our roundup of news and advice.

By On Parenting  |  02:04 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/17/2011

KidsPost offers a solution to ‘Are we there yet?’

KidsPost is offering a special section of puzzles, games, mazes, trivia, jokes and suggestions for books to read to help your kids pass the time.

By On Parenting  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Father’s Day: Tell us your dad quote #stuffmydadsays

“They shoot you in Vegas for that.” Got a better one? Tweet it to @washingtonpost using the hashtag #stuffmydadsays.

By On Parenting  |  11:27 AM 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 01:42 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Sexually active teens more likely to divorce, study says

Thirty-one percent of women who had sex for the first time when they were teens divorce within five years of marriage and 47 percent within 10.

By On Parenting  |  01:42 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/16/2011

The Family Dish: Cool bowls

Nancie McDermott’s cooking style is a draw for young chefs in the making, All We Can Eat blog contributor Domenica Marchetti writes.

By On Parenting  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Summer shouldn’t look like the school year

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant argues that keeping your kids’ nose in school books robs them of another type of summer learning.

By On Parenting  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  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 04:19 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Single moms have worse health during midlife than married moms, study says

By On Parenting  |  04:19 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  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 12:22 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Gay parenting as, well, parenting

Same-sex parents compose a demographic that is both growing and gaining acceptance.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Plenty of pomp as students finish elementary school. But is it a real graduation?

By On Parenting  |  12:09 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Sharing the family car with three kids

Family Almanac columnist gives suggestions on how to manage one car and three young drivers.

By On Parenting  |  11:26 AM 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 04:18 PM ET, 06/14/2011

‘Rent-a-Grandma’ gives parents an elderly hand around the house

New program started last year in L.A. and is expanding to Texas soon

By On Parenting  |  04:18 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/14/2011

D.C. ranks number one in “best city for families”

Parenting magazine cites D.C.’s museums, monuments and schools as reasons for its top ranking.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/14/2011

An event never seen before at the D.C. jail: a high school graduation

Determined 17-year-old gets his D.C.P.S. diploma while serving time for armed robbery.

By On Parenting  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Unhappy at the prospect of grandparenthood

Mother-to-be asks Carolyn Hax for advice on the unenthusiastic grandparents.

By On Parenting  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  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 03:05 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Vaccine safety: How to ease a parent’s anxiety

Doctor’s visits with an infant is the wrong time to talk about vaccines.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Routine autism screening? Not so fast.

By On Parenting  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 06/13/2011

End of (school) days madness

Why are their so many events to commemmorate the last day of school?

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:25 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Value Added: An education in shaved ice

Couple starts business to help pay private school tuition for their boys

By On Parenting  |  11:22 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  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 11:15 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s pregnancy: Does it matter?

Differing opinions this morning in the blogosphere

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  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 02:07 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Grads and teens home? Volunteer them

In a bad summer jobs market, volunteer work is a strong alternative

By Janice D’Arcy  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 06/07/2011

‘Active’ video games can curb weight gain for overweight kids, study says

By On Parenting  |  04:06 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Anthony Weiner and his teachable moment

News event is a good opportunity to teach teens about the dangers of sexting.

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

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Finding the causes of a child’s hyperactivity and quick temper

By On Parenting  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/07/2011

The Family Dish: Put pretzels on it

By On Parenting  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Marketing to children on social networks, is it fair?

New report from London encourages strict limits on marketing, including social media

By Janice D’Arcy  |  08:51 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  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 02:30 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Cancer and custody, a new fear for sick parents

Melanoma Mom blogger comments on court ruling against mom who has breast cancer

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

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/06/2011

How to tell an adult child you’re getting a divorce

Tell the child in person, no matter how old he or she is

By On Parenting  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Montgomery student wields power on school board

Student representative logs many hours in volunteer post in addition to schoolwork

By On Parenting  |  12:42 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Top Outdoor and Travel Toys

KidsPost list of the best toys for summer

By On Parenting  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  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 02:56 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Mom Proms let parents be teens for one night of dancing and fun

Dads stay home with kids and pets while moms let loose in 80s attire

By On Parenting  |  02:56 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Couples’ communication problem is no cliche

Ask Amy columnist says they should be better listeners but don’t give up on their relationship

By On Parenting  |  12:33 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Room for four kids and elegance

House Calls makeover column uses local designer to redecorate the room

By On Parenting  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Traveling with Baby: How to Stay Safe

Managing baggage and baby when traveling.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  On Parenting

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Girls On The Run, training for more than a race

Race to be held on Sunday this year

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:18 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/02/2011

BPA banned from plastic baby bottles in China

Chemical also banned in Canada and the European Union, but not U.S.

By On Parenting  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/02/2011

She’s the mother of both the victim and the abuser

Ask Amy says she needs to stand by her daughter and cut ties with her son

By On Parenting  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 06/02/2011

More schools rethinking zero-tolerance discipline stand

Shift in policy for some local school systems

By On Parenting  |  11:56 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Dangerous heat today and a long summer ahead

Precautions for kids so they avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Women taking Yaz birth control pills two or three times more likely to get blood clots

The FDA is reviewing the contraceptive because of health concerns

By On Parenting  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Kids solve the carpool problem

Concord Hill second graders enter environmental contest and solve school problem

By On Parenting  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Chef Tyler Florence, a Food Network star, discusses healthful meals for kids

New cookbook full of recipes for kids

By On Parenting  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  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 03:01 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Long-distance commutes stress family life

New study says married couples who commute are far more likely to separate

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Kids’ reading ability drops as they use computers more

Children who are 9- and 10-years-old and their reading habits were studied

By On Parenting  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Report: Kids should stick to water, low-fat milk

New report says kids should avoid energy and sports drinks

By On Parenting  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Big dinosaur exhibit at natural history museum

New York museum exhibit holds appeal for kids

By On Parenting  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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