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Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I used to think that April showers brought May flowers. Know I know that April showers also bring something else: worms.

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:53 PM

If you’re a parent on social media, you probably already know the intense debates that accompany the subject of free-range parenting, and now that a

Posted Apr 14, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Recently, I heard a talk by Stephen Grosz, an American psychoanalyst who lives and practices in London. His book, “The Examined Life, How We Lose and Find Ourselves,” is about storytelling, his point being that we are all storytellers creating...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 12:54 PM

A 65-year-old woman in Germany made headlines earlier this month when it was announced that she is pregnant with quadruplets, but she won’t get the title of world’s oldest mother. Wondering who holds the title? Read on to see...

Posted Apr 11, 2015 at 5:21 AM

Help your children approach the world with empathy and compassion.

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 9:25 AM

Are you among the one-third of Americans who cannot name any of their great-grandparents? Or are you part of the four in 10 Americans who know both of their grandmothers’ maiden names?

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Having just barely escaped unscathed from the throes of my husband’s Man Cold, I thought it would be helpful to you, dear readers, to break it down into a detailed timeline so you would know what to expect in the event your husband comes down with...

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:15 PM

Studies show that the more kids read, the better they read and the more pleasure they get out of reading. So how can you get your kids to read more?

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:11 PM

For parents, a night out to enjoy dinner and a movie sans kids may seem priceless, but it’s definitely not free. A new survey shows that on average, babysitters are making well over minimum wage, and paying the babysitter may be the costliest...

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:09 PM

May is Mental Health Month. Did you know that:• About one in five American adults will have a mental health condition in any given year, but only 41 percent of them will seek services.

Posted Apr 7, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Despite the current emphasis on the importance of a college education and the pressure on children and parents to achieve academic success, some different voices are starting to be heard. Parents have begun to rebel against excessive testing, and...

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