This short article, about the pros and cons of various prenatal tests, was the first half of BabyMap’s Decision Digest column for the Fall/Winter 2006 issue. “Prenatal and newborn screening tests,” BabyMap, Fall/Winter 2006
Despite the not-so-glamorous subject matter, my short news piece for kids about San Francisco’s dog poop recycling looks great! You can check it out on page 5 of the Sept/Oct 2006 issue of KNOW–The Science Magazine for Curious Kids (published in Canada, for ages 6-9).
Here’s another somewhat controversial topic: should babies and young children take swimming lessons? The AAP says they’re not ready, but many parents (including myself) believe there are big benefits to starting early. “Should your baby swim?, ParentMap, July 2006
I enjoy doing these Decision Digest columns for BabyMap because I get to explore both sides of a controversial topic and then try to present an unbiased summary of all the pros and cons. So many of the questions we encounter as parents don’t have a “right” answer. We gather all the (often conflicting) information Read More …
Writing this article inspired me to buy all kinds of bins, and some of them even have stuff in them now! Unfortunately, I’ve got a long way to go before our chaos gets organized. “Help your preschooler control toy chaos“, ParentMap, March 2006