Sandbox Heaven

If summer is anything, it is a golden opportunity to find an endless supply of sand where bridges, tunnels and castles can be constructed to express and feed the wildest imagination. We have fewer sandboxes in our back yards these days, so the beach is like going to heaven to…

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Controlling Parents Need Smiles?

Natasha Cabrera of the University of Maryland was featured in several media outlets this week because of her recent research on playing with toddlers. Apparently, mothers play with a different emotional tone than fathers and the outcome is pretty important. Cabrera, who has been studying fatherhood for many years, looked…

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