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On Parenting: September, 2012

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 12:44 PM ET, 09/26/2012

More time or money? Recession changes the answer

Poll shows parents are worried about supporting their families and feel abandoned by the government.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:44 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Education, Politics

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 12:27 PM ET, 09/25/2012

NYC schools give out ‘morning-after pills’

A new New York City effort to prevent teen pregnancy is pushing the boundaries on teens and contraceptives.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

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 06:03 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Underweight child? Here’s how to put on a few healthy pounds

By Casey Seidenberg  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Seidenberg, nutrition

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Explaining the baby panda death

Lying, and then telling the truth, to a child about what has happened to the baby panda.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Parenting styles often colored by our own childhoods

We don’t operate in a vacuum, but instead adapt and respond to each other.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Parents take advantage of health-care extension

The new census report reveals that health insurance for young adults spiked last year after parents were able to extend coverage for them.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare, Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

The art of storytelling

An expert storyteller says making up stories for kids is as good as, or even better, than reading to them.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

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 07:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Study shows almost half of children with autism victimized by bullies

The statistics confirm what many parents already knew: Children with autism spectrum disorders are particularly vulnerable to rejection from their peer group.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Helicopter stunt and abetting teenage drama

A teen’s excessive proposal triggers classmates’ awe, adult disgust

By Janice D'Arcy  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teenagers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Best companies for working parents

Working Mother magazine releases its list of top companies for working parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life balance

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Here’s how to solve the disgraceful Chicago school strike

As the Chicago Schools strike drags into another week, here’s one radical solution.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Good news on childhood obesity treatment

New findings suggest a new, inexpensive kind of counseling could make an impact in the childhood obesity epidemic

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Tell us about your family’s dinnertime routine

How do you handle family dinners on busy weeknights?

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  03:36 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/14/2012

One thing to do with kids this weekend: Alexandria Story Festival

Eric Wight, the creator of the Frankie Pickle series, is one of the authors participating in the annual Alexandria Story Festival this weekend.

By On Parenting  |  12:29 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Going Out Guide

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Too busy for the anniversary

September is the new June when it comes to weddings, but years after the big day, we realize that this time of year is too busy for romance.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Libya attack reverberates among foreign service families

Sean Smith’s death in Benghazi reverberates in the foreign service community.

By Janice D'Arcy and This post has been updated to add new information  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Debate over AU professor should be about supporting working parents, not breast-feeding

Yes, you have sick leave, but missing work is not always an option. Day-care providers and schools often do not allow sick children. So we do the best we can.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breast-feeding, work-life balance

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 09/12/2012

How to be a happy parent

The author of the best-selling “The Happiness Project” is back with advice on how we can be happier parents

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:45 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Petula Dvorak: Surprised by teens who order prostitutes as easily as pizza? You shouldn’t be.

COLUMN | Surprised by DeMatha athletes who hired hookers to come to their hotel? You shouldn’t be.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Petula Dvorak

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

The 9-11 anniversary: helping a child through

An expert on grieving children offers guidance to parents on how to talk with children about the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  September 11 anniversary

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/10/2012

How to fix the September Shuffle?

Parents offer suggestions on how to untangle the public school enrollment mess in the District

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

‘How Children Succeed’: Character, not IQ

Traits like grit, self-control and curiosity are far more important to a child’s success than strictly defined academic achievement.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Education

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

One thing to do with kids this weekend: Adams Morgan Day Festival

Adams Morgan will hold its annual street festival from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

By On Parenting  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:11 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Tweens and teens still need their parents

By Jennifer Kogan  |  01:11 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Zucchini cakes, a healthy fried treat

Zucchini cakes are fried, but in heart-friendly oils so they’re good for kids.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  04:15 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 09/06/2012

The college parent: Learning to let go

An expert on letting go offers advice to parents of college freshman on how to keep their resolve on staying more distant from their budding adults

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:16 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Grandparents Day is coming, say again?

Timed to coincide with Grandparents Day, a new campaign seeks to prod families into talking about hearing loss and how it can damage intergenerational relationships.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Momspeak: Some videos aren’t meant to go viral

Two brothers’ reaction to a sad movie was caught on videotape, proving that teens aren’t the only ones behaving badly online. Parents are, too.

By Tracy Grant  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/05/2012

‘Mom-in-chief’ moniker needs to be voted out

Michelle Obama’s blockbuster speech was marred by the use of the pandering phrase ‘mom-in-chief.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Autism’s effects extend to siblings

Autism can have large effects, good and bad, on the siblings of a disabled child.

By On Parenting  |  12:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorder; special needs

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 01:33 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Turning down a ‘good’ school in favor of family time

Is the price of a good school or desirable school district worth the extra work hours and sacrifice of family time?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life Balance

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

 

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