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On Parenting: February, 2012

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, 02/07/2012

Susan Niebur, the Toddler Planet hero, friend and mother

The Silver Spring planetary scientist and mother of two young boys turned her experience with inflammatory breast cancer into a source of solace and guidance.

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

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Vassar un-accepts students and parents overreact

Not being accepted at one of the most prestigious schools in the country is not the end of the world.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mental Health, Teens

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Bella Santorum, Amelia Rivera and ‘marginal’ children who prove no child is marginal

Her admittance to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia comes weeks after the hospital refused to give another 3-year-old, Amelia Rivera, a transplant because she has special needs.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs

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 06:32 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Buckyballs magnets: An intestinal hazard for kids

Several children have been hospitalized after accidentally swallowing the magnets, which some kids use as fake lip or tongue rings.

By On Parenting  |  06:32 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Recalls

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 07:36 PM ET, 01/25/2012

PunditMom breaks down the political evolution of mommy bloggers

D.C. blogger Joanne Bamberger, who’s also known as PunditMom, discusses how women who write about their day-to-day lives fuse topics such as insurance policy and education into their blogs.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:36 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Ways to get kids to eat quinoa

The healthy, nutty, fast-cooking food is great for kids.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Seidenberg

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

‘Girl’ LEGOs: Should gender-neutral toys get gender-specific?

Managers at the National Building Museum share their thoughts on gender-specific toys, such as LEGO’s new products for girls.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Toys

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/24/2012

UPDATE: Toddler Planet mom finds support around the world after chronicling battle with cancer

After popular Silver Spring blogger Susan Niebur chronicles her battle with cancer, readers from as far as Norway offer support.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012

How to choose the best books for kids and teens

Mary Fellows, president of the Association for Library Service to Children, discusses trends in young people’s literature and how parents can choose quality books for their kids.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Winners unveiled: The American Library Association chooses top books, media for kids

The American Library Association announced awards for this year’s best books for children and young adults.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

APA considers new definition for autism, a change that could limit kids’ access to special education

The American Psychiatric Association is considering a new definition for autism. The change may disqualify some families from special education and services.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Mental Health

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 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

What should we call dads who stay home with the kids?

Writer and work-from-home father Greg Olear proposed the new term, which “implies the mucking up of gender roles.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Turning soup making into a game for kids

A mom of two boys decides to capitalize on the abundance of competition in her household, and thus the Soup Games were born.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Seidenberg

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Study: Teens raised by gay parents as happy as other teens

A new study has found that teens raised by lesbian parents report the same quality of life as teens raised by heterosexual parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Parenting, Childhood Development

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Winnie the Pooh Day: Who’s your favorite character?

In honor of the occasion, a few Post staff discuss their favorite characters from the book.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:43 AM ET, 01/18/2012

The ethics of childhood organ transplants: How would you decide who becomes a recipient?

Who should be a recipient?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:43 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Disabilities, Ethics

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012

A stepson comes between a blended family: Advice from Marguerite Kelly

A stepmother wonders how she can improve her relationship with her stepchildren and asks Marguerite Kelly for advice.

By On Parenting  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marguerite Kelly

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Denying an organ to a ‘mentally retarded’ child

After Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia denies a child with developmental delays an organ transplant, more than 20,000 people sign an online petition asking the hospital to reconsider.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Disabilities, Ethics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012

With excess praise losing favor, vindication for Tiger Mom?

‘Saturday Night Live’ lampoons overconfident, untalented kids; studies show unearned self-esteem harms learning.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development, Mental Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Walter Dean Myers, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, on raising readers

Tips from Walter Dean Myers, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, on encouraging kids to read.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 01/14/2012

Joe Paterno speaks: Why he didn’t do more after hearing about abuse at Penn State

Will the Penn state scandal make us all aware of our responsibility to report abuse? Or do we need legislation to force us to do that?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:12 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abuse

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Why parents should get used to saying “not now”

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant says saying “not now” will not label you as being unwilling to pull your weight. It’s saying “yes,” but with conditions.

By On Parenting  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life Balance, Momspeak

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

The Bloggess’ confession about self-harm sparks a flood of positive reader reaction

Blogger Jenny Lawson’s confession about self-harm inspires women on Twitter to donate to the traveling red dress project, a women’s empowerment movement.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mental Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Choosing a major in college: Do parents get a say?

With the news that architecture and some liberal-arts majors have the highest unemployment rates, parents are wondering if they, the people who pay the college tuitions, should have more influence in their child’s major.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012

New edition of “Baby and Child Care” includes sections on gay and lesbian parents, raising kids with ADHD

The book includes a section for gay and lesbian parents, and offers advice for raising kids with autism and ADHD.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

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

“The Great Nurse-In” to take place at the National Mall this summer

The event is scheduled for Aug. 4, 2012 during World Breastfeeding Week.

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

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 10:08 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Target praised for ad that uses child model with Down syndrome

Parents and advocates laud “no big deal” inclusion of 6-year-old boy.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Disabilities

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/09/2012

New peanut butter Cheerios triggers anger from parents

Parents of kids with peanut allergies worry the appearance of the new flavor can too easily be confused with the original brand.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allergies

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Black radio and parenting: Chat Monday at 2 p.m.

Join the discussion Monday at 2 p.m.

By On Parenting  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Should the FCC still have a say in what kids see on TV?

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about whether the FCC should continue to have a role in policing the nation’s airwaves.

By On Parenting  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Television

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, arrives: The kooky celebrity name trend continues.

The kooky celebrity name trend continues.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:03 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Babies

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 05:25 PM ET, 01/05/2012

2012 baby names rank high in Google search

Kay’lyn, Envy Essence-Faye and other unique names of New Year’s babies do well with search engines.

By On Parenting  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Babies

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Twins are multiplying, raising new questions for the nature vs. nurture debate

In 2009, one out every 30 births was a twin. In 1980: It was 1 out of 53.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:43 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development

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

Advice from a former obese kid

A personal story on one man’s journey from sedentary kid to outdoor enthusiast and how his transformation was aided by gentle parental encouragement.

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

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/04/2012

When academics trump playtime

Our definitions of educational success has changed drastically in a short time, says the author of a new study that shows providers of preschool-age care consistently cited parental pressure as a reason that kids don’t get outside and run around.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:40 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  early childhood education, play

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Parents are the biggest obstacle to letting kids play, says study in Pediatrics

Day care providers said they felt pressure from parents to keep children from vigorous play that might lead to injury and also pressure to focus instead on academics.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Strong4Life campaign: Shocking us into caring about childhood obesity

Videos and billboards showing obese children discussing how it feels to be fat are causing an outcry in Georgia.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

School’s back in session, but not for long

On the DCPS calendar, there are at least four school closings and one early dismissal in the next seven weeks. What is a working parent to do?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  school calendar, school break, school holidays

 

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