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Are Men the Reason Why Women Can't Have It All?

Posted December 14, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

Are men holding women back by working too much and taking on too little responsibility at home? Do women achieve greater levels of success when men change more diapers? According to a recent article in The New York Times, the answer is yes.

Teaching Children About the "Other" December Holidays

Posted December 6, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

By teaching our children about the "other" December holidays, we can help them to learn about cultures and traditions that are different from their own. Need some help? In this article, you'll find information, resources, and links about the December holidays of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Saint Nicholas Day, and Las Posadas.

AAP Updates Policy Statement on Media Education

Posted December 2, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

With the recent explosion in the popularity and availability of high-tech devices like personal computers, iPhones, and iPods, media has become a pervasive influence in the lives of children and young adults. How do we combat the negative effects of this unavoidable influence? Find out what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say in its updated policy statement on Media Education.