Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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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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Not necessarily, especially when parents decide
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Parents who want to be "friends" with their teenagers tread heavily on traditionally sacrosanct ground, crossing old lines established to clearly mark the parent-child relationship - and, perhaps, at the same time, do considerable damage to acceptable codes of conduct and the crucial concept of discipline. So, questions arise: Is it absolutely wrong for parents to be best buddies, trusted...
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