Jul

03

2017

Relax and Let Your Kids Indulge in TV

Contributing Op-Ed Writer July 3, 2017 Lisa Pryor By LISA PRYOR SYDNEY, Australia — My mother blames my father. Born before television arrived in Australia, let alone the coastal towns and logging villages where he grew up, he never tired of its novelty. From the first time he glimpsed it in snowy black and white on a visit to the city in 1960, he was…

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Jul

03

2017
Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer

Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer

In the the 1960s, a Stanford psychologist ran an experiment to study children’s self-control. It’s called the marshmallow test. And it’s super simple. Kids ages 3 to 5 choose a treat — an Oreo cookie, a pretzel stick or a marshmallow. Then researchers give the child brief instructions: You can eat the treat now … but if you can wait for me to return, you’ll…

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Jul

01

2017
‘Healing Children’: A Surgeon’s Take On What Kids Need

‘Healing Children’: A Surgeon’s Take On What Kids Need

Enlarge this image Dr. Kurt Newman visits with 14-year-old Jack Pessaud, who’s undergoing treatment for a cancerous tumor in his knee at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption toggle caption Meredith Rizzo/NPR For parents, the thought of a child being sick or hurt can be a heart-stopper. Fortunately, for those who do confront such realities, there are doctors like Kurt…

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Jun

30

2017
For Newborns Exposed To Opioids, Health Issues May Be The Least Of Their Problems

For Newborns Exposed To Opioids, Health Issues May Be The Least Of Their Problems

Enlarge this image Babies exposed to opioids in utero may experience withdrawal symptoms at birth, but these symptoms are treatable. Typically, the babies can go home after a few days or a couple weeks. Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Getty Images Among the troubling developments of the nation’s opioid crisis: a large number of babies born prenatally exposed to opioids. On a recent reporting…

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Jun

30

2017

The Travel Ban, and an Appalled Grandma

June 30, 2017 To the Editor: Re “Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban” (nytimes.com, June 28): In addition to being appalled by the travel ban to begin with, not to mention everything else this outrageous president does, I cannot believe that grandparents are now not “close family.” I am the grandmother of four and believe I am an important part…

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Jun

30

2017

How Diksha Basu, a Novelist, Spends Her Sundays

June 30, 2017 Sunday Routine By SHIVANI VORA The novelist Diksha Basu will write on a Sunday, but only when the mood strikes. “I can only write when I feel creative and the words flow, and that’s not something you can plan for,” said Ms. Basu, who is working on her second novel. Her first, “The Windfall,” about a family who comes into a large…

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Jun

30

2017

Blood Lines: Fishing With My Daughter

June 30, 2017 By BENEDICT COSGROVE For a little while before the sun came up, we could imagine we were alone on the dark waves, a solitary boat beneath a full moon. The sound of the boat’s motor chugging along made the silence around us feel more encompassing, somehow. We had the whole of that immensity — 18,000 acres of scattered islands, brackish waterways and…

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