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Balancing Act: The fallacy of shielding boys from books that star girls

Best-selling author Shannon Hale thought something was up when she looked into her audience of middle schoolers and saw only girls' faces.Click to Continue »

Social Security Q&A: How many credits do I need for benefits?

Q: I've only been working for a few years, and I'm wondering how I earn Social Security benefits. What are credits and how many do ...

Child Sense: Selecting summer camps by the senses

The summer holidays are on their way and the issue of what the kids will be doing looms. Summer camps can be a wonderful experience ...

Movie review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ excellent, extremely violent reboot is not for kids

Parents need to know that "Mad Max: Fury Road" - the fourth film in the "Mad Max" series and the first in decades - is ...

Family Meals Matter: Snack smarter, improve family’s eating habits

Kids and adults are snacking more than ever before. Up to one quarter of our daily calories now come from foods eaten outside of mealtimes.Click ...

Nameberry: 25 stylish-yet-unusual boys’ names

Two-syllable baby names ending with the letter n have dominated the boys' popularity list for several years now. The top 20 for boys includes such ...

How comics helped my kid love reading

When I was a kid my dad read to me every night. By age 5, I was traveling nightly through the worlds of "The Hobbit" ...

Skyler: Parents, foster the success of dealing with failure

We all watched a video on the giant screen of a baby boy sitting in a chair in front of a small screen. When the ...

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Motherhood or an incurable disease?

Being a mom is like having an incurable disease. You can't ever halt the progress of the disease, and you can't ever go back to ...

Project: Turn boring helmets into fun headgear

Make safety fun with stick-on (and peel-off) helmet decorations.Click to Continue »