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On Parenting: September, 2011

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Organizing the morning

Tips for families to make breakfast and the rush to school a less-stressful experience.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:31 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/31/2011

The art of dining in the car during family road trips

One family has it down to a science.

By On Parenting  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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, 08/31/2011

DC Urban Moms and Dads need full-time care

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Is “diet” a dirty word?

More on a controversial new book about girls and dieting.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Child predator laws, the personal perspective

More from Roger N. Lancaster and his controversial new book

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Women who have Cesarean deliveries advised to wear inflating boots to prevent blood clots

More news and information for parents here.

By On Parenting  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Making tuna crostini with bell peppers

A new recipe that’s family friendly from the Family Dish food column.

By On Parenting  |  11:28 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Taming 2-year-old twins

Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly says watch their diet and separate them at times to help with behavior.

By On Parenting  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  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 02:06 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Boxing not recommended for kids, doctors say

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatrics Society both say it is an unsafe sport for children.

By On Parenting  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/29/2011

No consensus on ethics of “reducing” twins

Readers weigh in on controversial New York Times story.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Child predators: Is our punishment misguided?

A George Mason professor argues that our system is unnecessarily punitive, unjust and ineffective.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Preparing for Hurricane Irene: Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters explain how to stay safe

We’ve gathered the best information online for parents about the hurricane.

By On Parenting  |  03:06 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011

More families living together means more family fights

With more people living with extended families, how can they all get along?

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/24/2011

A parental aftershock: needing emergency childcare

Closing schools today makes the earthquake linger for parents.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Talking to kids about the earthquake

Tips from the Children’s National Medical Center if your child is asking questions or feeling anxious.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/23/2011

The DC earthquake: Time for a family disaster plan

Don’t have one? We’ll tell you how to be ready.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Back-to-school milestones celebrate a child’s independence

No time for tears; letting go is a parent’s job

By Janice D’Arcy  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/23/2011

The rules for selecting a lunchbox and what to put in it

Columnist Petula Dvorak writes about the growing list of school lunch rules and how hard it is for parents to keep up.

By On Parenting  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Should a 9-year-old have a Nintendo DS?

The Family Almanac column, by Marguerite Kelly, says it’s ok.

By On Parenting  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/23/2011

The science, history and culture of multiple births

Twins, triplets and quadruplets used to be an anomaly, but since 1980, multiple births have increased by 70 percent, according to Slate.

By On Parenting  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in libraries, books

With the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial this week, here’s a list of age-appropriate books for your children to learn about his legacy.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Salad bars added to 27 D.C. public schools

The salad bars are among several healthful changes planned by the D.C. schools nutrition chief.

By On Parenting  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Ask Amy: One parent wonders whether violent video games have a place at home

A parent asks for advice on whether to allow games rated T for teen or M for mature in the family’s home.

By On Parenting  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Walking school bus: The best way to get back to school

A walking school bus — a cluster of kids led by adult chaperones — shows promise for promoting physical activity and reducing traffic near schools.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Paying a nanny $200,000 a year

A family offers to pay $200,000 a year for a nanny; more than 5,100 U.S. kids go to the hospital each year after falling from windows; and other parenting news.

By On Parenting  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011

The first day of school’s profound impact on parents

Kids aren’t the only ones whose emotions run high on this milestone day, and parents should acknowledge their own feelings.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Music video highlights infertility struggles — but is it too lighthearted?

A drugmaker’s new video is amusing, but does it treat a serious subject too lightly?

By On Parenting  |  01:07 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Unemployment forces one mom to become the sole breadwinner

The loss of her fiance’s job forced Thera Larson into the role of sole breadwinner while her fiance stays home with the baby.

By On Parenting  |  12:37 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Bloomberg discrimination decision loaded against work-life balance

A federal judge’s ruling is a blow to workers who might expect their employers to honor their family-life decisions.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Teachers may visit students at home to promote academic success

D.C. officials are thinking about having teachers visit students’ homes, an idea that sparks controversy among educators.

By On Parenting:  |  01:02 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Designing a kid’s bedroom

Think buying a set of uniform furniture is the best way to design a kid’s bedroom? Think again, an Alexandria designer says.

By On Parenting  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Taylor Swift: Good or bad for girls?

Some celebrities are clearly bad influences for kids. Some you should embrace. And then there are those such as Swift.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Easing back-to-school anxiety

A clinical social workers shares advice on how to make your child’s big day less scary.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Ask Amy: Dating parents and squabbling kids

By On Parenting  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/17/2011

The bad economy as an opportunity to teach kids about money

One of the few silver linings to the economic cloud is that we can use it as a way to teach our kids about money.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/17/2011

How federal budget cuts could affect military families

Col. Steve Strobridge, director of government relations at the Military Officers Association of America, takes your questions.

By On Parenting  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Hiding from child care at work

A survey finds that 30 percent of moms admit to hanging out at work to avoid child-care responsibilities.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Trying not to cry as you say goodbye to a college-bound child

This mom doesn’t want to be a blubbering mess when she bids her college-bound daughter goodbye. But the evidence so far isn’t promising.

By On Parenting  |  01:13 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Kate plus 8, minus millions of judgments

The reality series that has served as a proxy for our judgments about parenting and marriage has been canceled. Won’t that be good for the kids?

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:37 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Teaching a toddler not to bite

Advice columnist Marguerite Kelly advises a parent who can’t get her 18-month-old to stop biting.

By On Parenting  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/16/2011

A place where ‘bottom line’ and ‘family friendly’ are compatible

Working Mother magazine has named Discovery Communications in Silver Spring one of the 10 "Best Companies for Kids.”

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Is it okay to reduce a pregnancy from two to one?

What are the ethics of aborting one fetus in a healthy twin pregnancy because the parents want one child? Writer Ruth Padawer discusses her article.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Kids with autistic older siblings at higher risk of having the disorder than thought, study says

Kids with autistic older siblings have a greater likelihood than previously thought of having the disorder themselves, new research concludes.

By On Parenting  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Should a cheating dad be allowed in the delivery room?

Columnist Carolyn Hax offers advice to a woman whose husband cheated on her but now wants to be present for the birth of their baby.

By On Parenting  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011

School health forms: Is the noble intent worth the hassle?

The District had noble intentions in its new demand for proof of kids’ physicals every year, but is this the best way to improve health?

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Teaching kids how to spend wisely

Children as young as 3 can learn the basics of money and savings, author Neale S. Godfrey says.

By On Parenting  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Wedding bells for Bert and Ernie? Dvorak says let’s hope not.

Columnist Petula Dvorak believes the “Sesame Street” duo don’t need a label, despite a campaign to have them marry.

By On Parenting  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  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 01:00 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Keep the door open on kids’ rooms

Children’s bedrooms have become a greater focal point of design. Now The Post is offering a contest in which you can enter yours.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Back-to-school tips and ideas

Check out organizing tips garnered from a family with 11 children, as well as plenty of other ideas for parents and kids, in Local Living.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 08/10/2011

The British riots and the legacy we leave

As London suffers its largest civil disturbance in decades, parents wonder what legacy they are leaving their children.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:39 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Raising a generation of angry young adults

As the global economy struggles, bleak job prospects and lost opportunity are robbing young adults of hope.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:48 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011

The new ‘let them eat cake’ crib

The luxurious Vetro baby crib is part of a “Let them eat cake” mini-trend on mini-goods.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 08/08/2011

The bad economy’s upside? Great coupons.

The proliferation of online coupons has led to something new: relevant, well-targeted deals for families.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:43 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

How to avoid back-to-school branding

Steering clear of movie and TV marketing to kids.

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

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/05/2011

The Zoo’s pizza playground won’t close

But efforts underway to raise money to refurbish it.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Unemployment costs more than a salary for many families

New series from The Post has first-person accounts of how unemployment is affecting their lives.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  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, 08/03/2011

For kids, eating out more means eating more

The struggle to provide healthful meals if you’re not eating at home.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Best way to endure a traffic jam? Deliver a baby

A Northeast Washington woman gave birth in a car this morning while stuck in traffic.

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

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Summer movies more expensive than ever

But we won’t stop taking our kids to the movies.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/02/2011

What’s the right age for a cell phone?

As the back-to-school shopping season begins, is a child’s cell phone on your list?

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Good time for date night

After all, the children are happiest when mom is happy in her relationship, one study says.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011

An Asian dad plus a black baby equals unhappy grandparents

Carolyn Hax offers advice on how dad should talk to his child.

By On Parenting  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011

The debt ceiling and a family’s bottom line

What happens to some families if no budget deal is passed.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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