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Does living with folks mean paying rent?

September 27, 2015 Parents whose grown children are living at home — and experts say their numbers are growing — can face a complicated question: whether to charge rent, and how much. more »»

If you want a healthy kid, stop kidding yourself

September 27, 2015 People leading active, healthy lifestyles may be great parents, but let’s not kid ourselves: Raising a vibrant, engaged child these days isn’t a piece of cake. Are cola drinks making them fat? (Ye. more »»

Take baby steps

September 20, 2015 NEW YORK — Much is made about two distinct styles of parenting. We’ve got the hovering helicopters and the risk-taking free-rangers, and back-to-school season threatens to bring out the beast in both. more »»

No Excuses University

September 13, 2015 HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — Students in Nancy Sims’ classroom are only in third grade, but they know they make up the college class of 2029. “I am smart,” the students recite in unison every morning. more »»

New school year offers new chance to get organized

September 13, 2015 As she raises two daughters while managing a yoga studio, Nashville mom Jennifer Derryberry Mann swears by Google calendars on her phone to keep everyone organized. more »»

Poll: Low marks for rating teachers based on kids’ tests

August 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey. more »»

Study looks at first drug use

August 30, 2015 CHICAGO — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with... more »»

Stock freezer with fresh fruit now for healthy treats later

August 30, 2015 The autumn produce season catches me off-guard every year. more »»

Etiquette pros break down diner spat over antsy tot

August 9, 2015 NEW YORK — What went down at Marcy’s Diner in Portland, Maine, between the vacationing parents of an antsy toddler and the annoyed, profanity-prone restaurant owner is a case of she said-she said. more »»

Picky eating may be trouble

August 9, 2015 By LINDSEY TANNER The Associated Press CHICAGO — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signa... more »»

Slices of life: Families dodging the storm

August 9, 2015 We are at the lake and they are swimming — despite the gray clouds and looming weather, which threatens to dampen everything except their spirits. more »»

The pot talk

July 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Soon after Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Todd Mitchem’s son proposed using the plant for a horticulture project at his Montessori school in Denver. more »»

Labor and delivery rooms can be full of surprises

July 26, 2015 I never wanted to give birth via C-section. I’m not saying I wanted to go completely natural. I mean, delivery the natural way, for the most part. more »»

Cohousing developments on the rise

July 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis. — About 40 people — toddlers, divorcees, young couples and teenagers — crowd into a massive dining room, where enticing smells drift out of a restaurant-grade kitchen. more »»

The best lesson learned at school: Bring an open mind

July 12, 2015 I believe education is always a means of advancement. Whether it is personal development or career boosting, learning is always a critical step to moving forward. more »»

When kids bully their parents

July 5, 2015 NEW YORK — There’s a difference in parenting between a little backtalk and kids actually bullying their grown-ups. Yes, you heard that right. more »»

Your kids’ favorite shows can be a love / hate relationship

July 5, 2015 One of the wonderful things about being a parent is getting to watch the same cartoons over and over. And over. I often find myself getting frustrated with certain aspects of the cartoons. more »»

Choosing to be dads

June 21, 2015 Fatherhood has been exhilarating for Weston Clark, who put aside a teaching career to be a stay-at-home dad for a 4-year-old son and 17-month-old daughter adopted by him and his husband. more »»

It’s survival of the fittest in Toddlerland

June 21, 2015 When your baby begins to walk, or toddle about, you have entered the wonderful world of Toddlerland. In Toddlerland, you are not in charge. The toddler is. more »»

Do your homework on school issues this summer

June 14, 2015 Oh, that weightless blissful feeling of school being out for summer ... if only I could capture it again! But alas, school issues don’t end in the summer for an education reporter. more »»



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