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This morning I came across two new studies that should matter to every parent. The first, out of the Society for Research in Child Development, looks at how early childcare affects someone as a teen, linking childcare settings with academic achievement and behavioral issues. The second — out of the National Institute of Mental Health […]

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My last blog post is getting record readership. And it’s spawning a ton of emails and Facebook posts. People say they felt defensive reading it. They say it was harsh against working moms. They say it has the ability to fan the flames of the Mommy Wars. I stand by the post. When I wrote […]

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I arrived at my local kid class center a few minutes early. I was doing a makeup. I usually go to the class during the day. This was an early evening makeup, though. Immediately, I saw him: The little boy lying on the floor in the corner. His eyes glassy, his nose snotty. He was […]

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I’m reading a novel right now, The Summer Kitchen by Karen Weinreb. The book, about a wealthy family’s “loss of wealth and prominence,” contains a description that I really identified with: A section about why some of the smart, talented women of the heroine’s town stopped working once they had children. These women, you see, […]

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