Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
When Dana Hilmer gave birth to her first child, Zach, in 2000, she was anxious, like many another mother, about breastfeeding in public. It wasn't unusual for her to escape to a bathroom when it came time to nurse. "I would constantly remove myself from situations, and go hang out in the car or go hang out in the bathroom,"...
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At just 10 years old, Jacob Greenfield has developed a strong interest in computers -- building Web pages, editing movies and playing intricate games on his laptop. His increased online usage, however, worries his mother, Leslie Greenfield, who's read horror stories in the news about sexual predators using the Internet to lure young victims. "The thing that worries me the...
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With the prospect of a U.S. Senate debate over a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages hovering in the not-so-distant future, researchers and advocates met in Center City for what was billed as the first academic symposium focusing solely on gay and lesbian parents and their children. More than 150 people, mostly academics but also some social workers and...
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Or … what it's like to be a New Age 'Granny Nanny'
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Rita Charleston-JE Feature
You're a mother, so of course you automatically know how to be a grandmother, right? Wrong - according to Lois Young-Tulin, Ph.D., author of The Granny Nanny Book: A Guidebook for Modern Grandmothering or What Every Grandmother Should Know About Babysitting. Young-Tulin thought the same thing as she awaited the birth of her first grandson. "It would be like getting...
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Cara Levinson can admit that maybe it would have been easier to be a new mother during the warm-weather months. Though this winter hasn't seen temperatures as low as those in seasons past, the Center City resident still says there are a limited number of places to go with a newborn and a stroller when it's nippy outside. "You can...
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