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Battling My 6th Grader’s Cell Phone-Mania

Middle school is a “magical time of human growth and transformation set against the backdrop of adolescent ups and downs,” as the principal of my daughter’s new school described it in his welcome letter. There will be hormones, there will be drama, and, I have come to learn, there will be cell phones. But not […]

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Small But Deadly: 11 Ways Kids Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Several years ago, while vacationing with my family on Kauai, we visited Anini Beach. A delightful crescent of yellow sand along calm, turquoise water, it was deserted aside from a friendly Hawaiian man with a machete, who had shimmied up into the fronds of a palm tree to cut down coconuts. While my daughters, then […]

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Is There a Perfect Age for Disneyland?

Until recently, the approach my husband and I had taken to Disneyland was to put it off for as long as possible. Having never been there myself, I was skeptical about the “happiest place on Earth” hype and dreaded the crowds and overpriced admission fees. The plan was to take our daughters to Disneyland once […]

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