Do You Drink with Your Kids?

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“To drink or not drink with your kids?” It’s probably a question Hamlet would’ve asked, if he was around long enough to have children. And interestingly, whether or not parents should let kids drink is an issue that the experts don’t agree on. Romi Lassally at Parents Ask has both sides of the argument. On… Read more »

Weekly Question: What's Your New Year's Resolution?

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Losing weight? Eating healthier? Quitting smoking? What’s your resolution for 2010? Tell us! Personally, I have a tendency to set pretty vague, easy-to-accomplish New Year’s resolutions, like “floss more regularly,” “exercise sometimes,” and “eat a lot of tacos.” Some links to ponder over, especially if your resolution is to “read more about New Year’s resolutions”:… Read more »

Question of the Week: Did You Get Vaccinated Against H1N1?

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Two weeks ago, President Obama declared H1N1 a national emergency, and Americans are having trouble getting vaccinated. Though there are critics that claim the vaccine isn’t safe, it’s manufactured the same way seasonal flu vaccines are, a process that’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and been a standard for over 60 years…. Read more »

Question of the Week: How Much Halloween Candy Should Kids Eat?

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During the hullaballoo of Halloween, many kids collect enough candy to last a full calendar year, but parents usually aren’t willing to let their kids chow down on seemingly infinite chocolate, nougat, and candy corn… right? Not so, according to a 1,200-child-poll conducted by kidshealth.org, which reports that around 50 percent of the kids surveyed… Read more »

Question of the Week: When Should Kids Start Pre-K?

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In England, kids start pre-kindergarten at age four, but a new study from Cambridge is suggesting putting it off until six. The study itself took six years to complete, with 14 authors, 66 research consultants, 28 research surveys, over 1,052 “written submissions,” and 250 focus groups. The result is a report that’s 600 pages long…. Read more »