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Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices — minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities — to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement. Other … more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can’t bring a bottle to reapply it without a doctor’s note. Many school systems categorize sunscreen as an over-the-counter medication requiring more
This year the Easter Bunny brought my husband and me a sweet baby girl to add to our family. This probably wasn’t the ideal gift my little boy was hoping for, but he is enjoying his role as big brother. When we found out that we would … more
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Chaz Wing was 12 when they cornered him in the school bathroom. The students who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and … more
Many parents tell me they feel guilty about allowances. They aren't consistent about when and how they give their kids money. They wonder if allowances should be tied to chores. Even how they dole out money can be a problem. Cash is easiest, but … more
RALEIGH — Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. For more than a dozen years, North Carolina has mandated the beginning and end of summer vacation for public schools. The law was designed to … more
Disney theme parks have a big summer ahead of them with major new attractions opening May 27 based on two movies, one about the Marvel Comics superheroes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the other about the lush alien world of Pandora … more
NEW YORK — Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company's Fire tablets. As a bonus, the e-commerce giant says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos … more
Easter has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. When I was little, it was the time of year when my dad’s whole family would come to town. My grandma would cook for three days in preparation, and we had a pig pickin’ … more
CONCORD, N.H. — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is soon to decide whether New Hampshire schools must give parents two weeks' notice before teaching sex education or human sexuality. Backers of the bill, which has passed the Legislature, say it … more
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