Missing a Child's Big Event - How Bad?

How bad is it to get stuck at work and miss your child's big event? Credit: jupiterimages
Back-to-school night just passed and some mom friends were talking about how special these nights are... and how awful it is if a parent has to miss it....

Caffeinated Tea Party: How Bad?

Using caffeinated tea at your children's tea parties is just fine. Credit: Rick Takagi, Flickr
What 5-year-old doesn't love a tea party? But there is caffeine in tea ... which seems like an iffy idea for little ones. No? Hmmm, well ... is a l...

Way Stricter With One Child - How Bad?

In this column each week, an important question is asked, and answered: "Is this 'Bad Parent Behavior'? If so, ah, How Bad?" At the park with a friend last weekend, my son asked if he can have cotton candy. "No," I say. "It's 10am." My son says, ...


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