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On Parenting: December, 2012

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Take the kids tonight: Family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities

By On Parenting  |  02:10 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Things to do with the kids this weekend

The Going Out Guide offers its best bets for post-holiday activities for kids.

By On Parenting  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Going Out Guide

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Gallery: wrapping paper contest winners, finalists and adorable mentions

Take a look at the winner, finalists and adorable mentions from the annual holiday wrapping paper contest.

By On Parenting  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Take the kids this weekend: National Cathedral Children’s Christmas Pageant

Children can dress as shepherds, angels or animals and participate in the National Cathedral’s pageant.

By On Parenting  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Looking back at 2012 and saying goodbye

We take a look back at some of the year’s top stories, and a blogger says farewell.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Counting down the top parenting stories of the year

As we wrap up the year, let’s recap some of the most memorable stories of the past 12 months.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Sales of kids’ bulletproof backpacks soar

Body armor companies have seen sales jump by as much as 500% since Conn. school shooting.

By On Parenting  |  05:14 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Give a little gratitude this holiday season

Are your children grateful? And by ‘grateful’ I don’t mean ‘trained to say thank you for things.’

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Military day cares under investigation

The Department of Defense is investigating all its day care facilities worldwide.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Parental denial a universal affliction

The Newtown massacre may have involved a large amount of denial from the shooter’s parents, but it turns out that many of us live in less extreme forms of delusion.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 12/18/2012

School safety at what cost?

As parents and school officials focus on improving school safety in the wake of the Newtown shooting, some experts are urging caution to not go overboard.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:36 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Are iPads a good teaching tool for toddlers?

From elsewhere in The Post: Experts are divided over whether smartphones and iPads are good for toddlers.

By On Parenting  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  electronic media

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Chickpeas for your little chickadees

Chickpeas are a healthful, versatile food that your kids will love.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  09:31 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Seidenberg, kids and nutrition

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown: A working parent’s tipping point

Could the mass murder at an elementary school make some of us consider making life changes?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:16 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown shootings: Media coverage creates dangerous stereotypes of people with autism

Media points out there is no link between autism and violent behavior, but advocates worry that it is too late.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  04:26 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown shootings: A story parents can’t control

With kids returning to school Monday, they will hear many facts and rumors about the Newtown massacre that we have been trying to shield them from.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 12/16/2012

‘I am Adam Lanza’s mother’

On parenting a violent son

By David Beard  |  10:52 AM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/15/2012

Newtown: Enough

The Newtown massacre triggers meaningful action, both personal and public.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/14/2012

School shooting: How parents can help their children cope

What should parents do this weekend to help their children cope with the Connecticut school shooting?

By Tracy Grant  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut school shooting

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Children’s Tea Party

The Textile Museum hosts a tea party with a Turkish twist on Saturday.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  going out guide

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Holiday advice for and from divorced parents

The holidays are a time to rejoice, but for moms and dads who are newly separated or divorced, it may feel like they have special challenge.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Telework: a perk with caveats

Employees rate teleworking options as a top benefit, but experienced home-based workers say it only works by following certain strategies.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life balance

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Family Almanac: Girl wants to wear the same clothes every day

Marguerite Kelly gives advice on raising children of all ages.

By On Parenting  |  10:57 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Almanac

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Fact-checking parental ‘wisdom’

A Jeopardy champion turns his talents on time-worn, but rarely tested, parental advice

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Jenna Bush Hager: Sharing happy news loudly

Jenna Bush Hager’s couldn’t-be-more-public pregnancy announcement fits in with a trend of shouting pregnancy news from the rooftops

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pregnancy

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/12/2012

The comfort of Lincoln as imperfect father

The recent movie depicts the 16th president as a conflicted, inconsistent parent — just like the rest of us.

By Tracy Grant  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

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

What hath delaying childbirth wrought?

Delaying childbirth has come under a cloud lately, and a New Republic piece suggests we need to change course

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

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012

FTC looking at new regulations for targeting children with ads on mobile technology

I don’t feel like my children, ages 8 and 6, need constant exposure to marketing.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  electronic media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012

What drives the urge to spoil?

As the holidays bring out the spoiler in me, an expert in consumer psychology breaks down why parents overspend this time of year.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shopping

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Every family is ‘abnormal’ in its own way

With gay marriage poised to be taken up by the Supreme Court, children of same-sex parents open up about their upbringing.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay parenting

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Telecommuting’s pitfalls

The new report suggests that telecommuting increases both work hours and homelife stress.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life Balance

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Take the kids this weekend: Skippyjon Jones

A small kitten lives out his big dreams by posing as a fearless dog who sword fights.

By On Parenting  |  12:34 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

From Local Living: Managing family holiday expectations

Experts suggest limiting the number of family activities to minimize stress during the holidays.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 12/06/2012

The holidays with kids and an ex

An expert on co-parenting offers guidance on how to navigate the holidays when parents are no longer together

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:19 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Holidays

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 12/05/2012

The doubting parent’s guide to the holidays

For parents who are ambivalent about religion, the holidays can be a time of tough questions.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  05:06 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/05/2012

‘Expecting’ author’s top advice (hint: don’t blink)

The author of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” talks about the message she intended to send.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012

What to expect after 30 years?

The author of the seminal “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” is receiving an award from the Smithsonian and talks about how parenting has changed

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pregnancy, Books

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Sleep, the long and short of it

New research is revealing just how important sleep is for our brains.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Petula Dvorak on Marissa Mayer: Talking about motherhood is important

Hearing Marissa Mayer address her role as a mother is refreshing, writes columnist Petula Dvorak.

By On Parenting  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Fruitless negotiations aren’t just for politicians

While Washington remains deadlocked over the “fiscal cliff,” a parenting coach explains how to avoid standoffs at home.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Cauliflower is full of nutrients, just like its green cousins

They tell you white foods aren’t as good for you, but that does not include healthful cauliflower.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  05:59 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Seidenberg, kids and nutrition

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Advice to a pregnant Kate

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant. What’s your advice for a woman about to become a mother in front of the whole world?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Curbing holiday greed

Gift wish lists can grow more extravagant as kids get older. Here’s expert advice on combating greed.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

 

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