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On Parenting: December, 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Parental overshares to hit the bookstore

The founder of a site that collects and publishes the most outrageous parental oversahres is coming out with a book this spring

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Books

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Adults with autism tell Congress more funds needed for services

Ari Ne’eman and Michael John Carley talked passionately about the need for services for adults with autism.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Santa fly-in

Rudolph can take the day off — Santa will arrive at the College Park Aviation Museum via aircraft.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  going out guide

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Taking antidepressants while pregnant: Local doctors and moms weigh in

Local doctors and mothers weigh in on the potential benefits of taking antidepressants while pregnant or postpartum.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jennifer Kogan

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Imagination Stage to present sensory-friendly performance of ‘Seussical’

The performance will be altered to make a trip to the theater more enjoyable for children with autism.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  04:42 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Parents and Oprah agree: Kids should wait for marriage

A new survey reveals that young adults are more eager for marriage than their parents think they should be.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:58 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Giving kids a lesson in giving

An experiment with online charity reveals some hints about how children learn to be generous.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Marissa Mayer is back with an easy baby and no regrets

Yahoo CEO spoke about how easy her transition back to work has been.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:07 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Readers react to what skills schools should teach

Parents and teachers weigh in on whether schools or parents are responsible for teaching real-life skills.

By Tracy Grant  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

What a Facebook profile picture says about you

When I changed my Facebook profile image, I had no idea I was entering such a culturally touchy arena.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Books

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/27/2012

A new prenatal test for spotting genetic issues is less invasive, but it’s pricey

Alternative to amniocentesis is less invasive, but major insurers are divided over whether to cover it.

By On Parenting  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/27/2012

How young is too young for medical marijuana?

New laws legalizing medical marijuana have allowed access to the drug for sick children.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood development, drugs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Publicly aired e-mail details dad’s ‘bitter’ disappointment in kids

A excoriating e-mail one British father sent to his grown children has set off a flurry of reaction in Britain.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Is virtual charity as instructive as real-life charity?

On the eve of Giving Tuesday, we ask, can kids learn about goodwill and charity by joining a parent in front of a computer screen?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Should Santa bring an iPad?

Kids are asking and parents are debating if this is the year to buy the kids a tablet.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Holidays

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Plymouth Rock and Roll Thanksgiving with Rocknoceros

Burn off some post-Thanksgiving calories with your kids with Rocknoceros at Jammin’ Java.

By On Parenting  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Going Out Guide

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/22/2012

2012 Holiday Toys: KidsPost reviews the hot toys

KidsPost reviews the hottest toys of the holiday season.

By On Parenting  |  10:00 PM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  KidsPost,

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Embracing a different kind of diversity

An extended interview with the author addresses how a book on children living with extreme challenges became a blockbuster.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:49 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Gratitude for every child

A new book explores the challenging lives of children and how parents and children bridge great divides.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest | Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 11/20/2012

New fears over teen online activity

A new survey shows that parents are worried about more than stranger danger when it comes to teen online activity.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:14 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens, Electronic Media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Do most families belong to one of these groups?

A new examination of American family culture concludes that families fall into one of four categories. Which one are you?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Fermented foods bubble with healthful benefits

Such foods aid in digestion and support the immune system.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  06:04 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Seidenberg, kids and nutrition

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/19/2012

To do this weekend: Craft time with the kids

During the long holiday weekend, help your kids get creative with our craft and gift-wrap contests.

By On Parenting  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Sending a child on a city bus — yes or no?

A Rockville mother claims she was confronted by school officials after they learned that she allows her fifth-grader to ride the city bus to school.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:10 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Imagination Play comes to National Building Museum

The firm that launched a mission to redefine playgrounds shows there’s life after LEGOs.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Activities

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Take the kids this weekend: ‘Seussical’ and ‘Figg’

Two area family-friendly theater performances.

By On Parenting  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Going Out Guide

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

How to let go of your teenager

Ken Ginsburg, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about fostering independence in teens.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Parent volunteers: How do you manage your time?

When I stumbled into being a co-leader of my daughter’s Daisy Girl Scout troop, I was humbled first, and then completely terrified. So I am here to ask for help.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Girl Scouts, organization

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Family Almanac’s Marguerite Kelly: the defiant toddler stage

Marguerite Kelly offers advice for dealing with an 18-month old who is acting out.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Almanac

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Tell us how you teach your children about gratitude

Is your child grateful? Or do you struggle to impress upon him how fortunate he is?

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Momspeak: Lamenting what schools don’t teach our kids

Skills needed to live in the real world often aren’t part of the curriculum.

By Tracy Grant  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012

The organized parent: Displaying and saving artwork

Professional organizer Rachel Strisik offers suggestions for displaying and keeping your children’s artwork.

By Amy Joyce  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012

The organized parent: Paperwork practices

How do you organize all of the homework, worksheets with adorably bad spelling and crazy art projects that your children bring home?

By Amy Joyce  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Should parents reward good grades?

As I await my children’s first-quarter report cards, I’ve been thinking about how to praise or reward their efforts.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Take the kids this weekend: National Philharmonic at Strathmore

Children get in free to a performance of Prokofiev’s works.

By On Parenting  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Kids not as sweet as they may appear

A new study shows children at their stingiest, but also offers lessons for parents trying to instill generosity.

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

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Sasha and Malia’s new term

The Obama victory presents a personal challenge to the first family

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Parenting through the non-post-racial post-election

The election has triggered some ugly conversations about race and ethnicity. Parents can prod kids in a better direction.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

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

Post-election: Lessons from kindergarten

Today, as parents nurse their electoral hangovers, we might do well to review the basics of good sportsmanship.

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

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Voting with kids: Worth the hassle?

It takes extra preparation and patience to lug kids to the polls for a civics lesson. Is it worth it?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

The Alex P. Keaton myth

Parents have tremendous influence over their child’s later political views, research suggests.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Pac-Man and the health maze

Using a video game to explain the concept of free radicals to kids.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Seidenberg, nutrition

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/05/2012

A parental act that predicts if a child becomes a voter

Parents who vote when a child is in high school can change their child’s lifelong perspective on political engagement

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Tell us how you approach religious holidays

For an upcoming story in Local Living, we’re interested in talking to parents who are ambivalent to organized religion about how they celebrate religious holidays with their children.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/03/2012

Answering the question ‘why vote?’

Parents mull the answers to a question bound to be asked by kids as we head to the polls.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Mock election at Madame Tussauds

In addition to voting, there will be themed activities in the Presidents Gallery, which features all 44 presidents.

By On Parenting  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 11/02/2012

‘Single mom’ who leaves no tip goes viral

Increasingly, it seems, single moms are being used as the butt of jokes or, even worse, a scapegoat for societal ills.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  11:58 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Hurricane Sandy exposes faults of modern family preparedness

A New York family learned the hard way that natural disasters can blow through our modern ideas.

By Jacoba Urist  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Safety

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Family Almanac: When he loves her not

How to keep a 14-year-old’s first crush from consuming her.

By On Parenting  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Almanac, parenting, advice

 

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