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A Guide To Local Birth Centers

A Guide To Local Birth Centers

My children are now six and four but I remember their births very well, as most parents do.

13 Ways for Children to Bond With Grandparents

13 Ways for Children to Bond With Grandparents

In our modern world of busy families, dual working parents and single-parent households, grandparents can offer a calm respite, a childcare option and even emotional support.

Musical Body Math

Musical Body Math

After a decade of teaching teachers how to use rhythm to teach math, experts Keith Terry and Linda Akiyama have released a book and CD on the subject and are successfully integrated their techniques into Bay Area classrooms.

Teen Talk: A College Application Timeline

Teen Talk: A College Application Timeline

For many students, the advent of senior year isn’t a time to rejoice, but a time to stress — mainly because of the college application process.

Preparing Your Homeschooler for College

Preparing Your Homeschooler for College

This fall, about 2 million American children won’t go back to school. Instead they’ll pull up a chair at the dining room table, classify trees at the park, turn on an iPad, draw in a sketch book, attend a robotics club meeting, visit a museum or engage in a practically limitless range of activities.

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The Piggy Bank: The Affordable Family Vacation

The Piggy Bank: The Affordable Family Vacation

Summer is just around the corner, and for many parents that means time to break out the flip-flops and flotation devices and head to a sunnier climate with the kids.

The Bridge to Kindergarten

The Bridge to Kindergarten

A posting on the Berkeley Parents Network by a mother named Sarah in March underscored a common dilemma faced by many parents of children born in the fall. The headline: “Looking for a pre-K or bridge-K in Oakland.”

Win the Homework Battle

Win the Homework Battle

At Debbie Abrams Kaplan’s house, her children, who are both in elementary school, must finish their homework and practice their instruments before they can turn on the computer or play video games. Sometimes they don’t want to study, but they know the drill.

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Cooking for all kids

Cooking for all kids

Anthony Bourdain once ridiculously — and to many, offensively — called vegans “the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”

First Year: Surviving Those First Shots

First Year: Surviving Those First Shots

Our beautiful baby girl is 2-weeks old and we just had our first visit with her pediatrician. She spent lots of time with us and answered all of our questions but I was embarrassed to ask about my biggest worry, which is starting shots.

The First Year: When Babies Prefer Mom

The First Year: When Babies Prefer Mom

Or new baby is only five-weeks old and is a really easy baby to take care of, except for one thing. She really prefers me (mom) to her dad.

Growth and Development: When is it Time for a Time-out?

Growth and Development: When is it Time for a Time-out?

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

What to include in your family’s first-aid kit

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