PARENTING AND KIDS

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Start Talking! 20 Questions to Ask when Mom or Dad Retires
What’s at stake when the parents retire? Oh, not much—just money, health and relationships. Not to mention the family heirlooms.
First published on www.singlemom.com, 2005
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The Cost of Having a Baby, Raising a Family
How much does the average American spend on raising kids? Free calculator helps family budgeting.
First published on www.suite101.com, Dec. 5, 2009

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Young Men at Higher Risk for Driving & Texting
There’s been a lot of discussion of road risks caused by text messaging while driving a car. Teen boys and younger male drivers, already high risk, should be warned.
First published on www.suite101.com, Dec. 5, 2009

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Swine Virus Halloween Costume, Teachable Moment?
Children love scary, weird homemade costumes for Halloween. Make a “swine flu” H1N1-themed costume, and create a teachable moment to reinforce hand hygiene habits.
First published on www.suite101.com, Sept. 30, 2009

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Team Sports Pose Health Risks for Boys Not Girls
New Study Links Male Teen Sport Teams with More Drinking, Fighting. For years, playing sports has been seen as a healthy activity. Sports teach cooperation, leadership, and working as a team. A study sheds light on teams’ downsides.
First published on www.suite101.com, Nov 9, 2009