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January 2, 2018
Parenting Perspectives: Here comes Baby No. 2
January 2, 2018 - 8:35am
December 21, 2017
Members of the Tin Caps, a Little League T-Ball team, wait before a game in Clinton Township, Mich.  (Brittany Greeson/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Reminder: Kids are not pro athletes
December 21, 2017 - 1:18pm
December 20, 2017
Smarty sits on a tree with a six-pack of beer. Pickleheadsoup.blogspot.com
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas toy for kids, or a mind game for adults?
December 20, 2017 - 1:44pm
December 19, 2017
July 18: Callie is very excited about today's junk mail. She also has caught the purple pox. It's a rare disease caught only by toddlers who are alone in their room with a marker. Alicia Strnad Hoalcraft / Forum News Service
A year in the life of a 4-year-old (and her mom)
December 19, 2017 - 5:28am
December 12, 2017
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'I want to kill children,' a Colorado middle school teacher wrote to his students
December 12, 2017 - 12:43pm
November 14, 2017
Callie and her Uncle Devin. Special to The Forum
Brother I didn't want becomes key to parenting success
November 14, 2017 - 9:55am
November 8, 2017
From left: Michael Roberts and Georgena Roberts. Photos from Jersey County State's Attorney.
Illinois parents charged with murder for starving 6-year-old as punishment, police say
November 8, 2017 - 7:27am
November 6, 2017
A bowl of fruit.  (Andrew Scrivani/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Healthy after-school snacks in a flash: Five ways to prep your pantry
November 6, 2017 - 2:05pm
October 17, 2017
Alicia Strnad Hoalcraft, Parenting Perspectives columnist
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
October 17, 2017 - 9:03am
September 19, 2017
Eight- and nine-year-old football players practice. Youths who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 had more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those who started playing after they turned 12, according to a study released by Boston University researchers on Sept. 19, 2017. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)
Study shows playing football before age 12 can lead to mood and behavior issues
September 19, 2017 - 11:07am
September 13, 2017
Children's book author Sandra Boynton takes tea with some of her whimsical characters. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Boynton's first book, "Hippos Go Berserk!" Photo for The Washington Post by Jesse Dittmar
Hippos, birdies, T. rexes, pigs: How Sandra Boynton built an empire and won your child's heart
September 13, 2017 - 7:07pm
September 6, 2017
Sports image from WikiMedia Commons
Youth sports study: Declining participation, rising costs and unqualified coaches
September 6, 2017 - 8:07pm
September 5, 2017
Alicia Strnad Hoalcraft, Parenting Perspectives columnist
Parenting pro tips from a sort-of expert
September 5, 2017 - 9:43am
August 30, 2017
An age-old quandary: How to talk about sex with your kids
August 30, 2017 - 4:14pm
August 1, 2017
Despite her mother's many failures, Callie Hoalcraft turned 4 last week. Alicia Strnad Hoalcraft / Forum News Service
Parenting Perspectives: Despite failings, we made it to 4
August 1, 2017 - 8:34am