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Updated Apr 27, 2015 at 11:31 AM

The past several weeks brought renewed attention to the question of school testing related to the Common Core curriculum.

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 9:47 AM

For new parents, choosing the right foods for their baby can be an anxiety-inducing decision, made even more difficult by all the conflicting nutrition information out there. Jill Hillhouse and Jordan Wagman are hoping that their new book, “The Best...

Posted Apr 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM

The mother of a 2-year-old came to see me about something new in her daughter’s behavior that was a source of concern. The child has started making a throat-clearing sound. The doctor can find no basis for this medically and reassured the mother...

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 5:20 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?

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