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Slugs Jun. 18, 2016

Katiedid Langrock

"Have you ever kissed a boy before?" he asked me. He was nervous. "Yes." "Oh. Right. Of course you h... Read More

Novelty Books to Make Summertime Rock Jun. 10, 2016

Kids' Home Library

Here are some new, innovative children's books with great features — worldly activities, train... Read More

Encouraging Independent Play and a Photophobic Teen Apr. 30, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: I work as a freelance journalist, and I watch my 18-month-old son during the day.... Read More

Who Needs Recess Coaches? Oct. 22, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

Seeing as lately there's almost no aspect of childhood that isn't bewailed, it should come as no sur... Read More

Hillary and Salome: Anything in Common? Oct. 16, 2015

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Hillary and Salome: What do they have in common? They both got a bad rap. Strong... Read More

All the World's a Stage -- Even San Quentin May. 31, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

Julius Caesar lay dead. The senators who took his life stood dumbstruck, faced with the foul deed th... Read More

Making Recess (Too) Safe Apr. 16, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

No more running! That's the order the kids on the playground at Riverview Junior School in Kent, Eng... Read More

Indie Favorite Tanna Frederick Takes On Reprehensible Role Oct. 16, 2014

Hollywood Exclusive

Auteur filmmaker Henry Jaglom has taken a page out of his father's life for his latest play and, qui... Read More

When It Is Against the Law to Play Outside Sep. 18, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

Children's book author Kari Anne Roy was recently visited by the Austin police and Texas Child Prote... Read More

Let's Criminalize Childhood Aug. 28, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 or younger from... Read More

Chuckle Bros

Jul. 12, 2014

Andy Capp

Jul. 11, 2014


Jun. 15, 2014

The One Place Kids Still Play Outside May. 29, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can't because of (fi... Read More

The Real Reason Kids Are Fat May. 22, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

Fat, fat, fat. That's what you keep hearing about our kids today — news that is simple, straig... Read More


May. 15, 2014

Free Range

May. 15, 2014

Wizard of Id

May. 10, 2014

Of Kindergarteners and College Prep May. 01, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

A kindergarten in New York has canceled its end-of-the-year kiddie show in order to devote more time... Read More


Apr. 08, 2014