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Home Alone: What parents go through when kids go off to school

Monday, September 01, 2008

Hundreds of thousands of parents are flooding college campuses, decorating dorm rooms, eating lunch at the student union and driving back to an emptier home-- for the first time. To talk through the mix of emotions that parents are experiencing, and the best way to prepare for this life-changing event, we turn to family psychiatrist Alan Manevitz. And for context we check in with Sandra Markt-Reardon. She’s just driven her last kid off to college.

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Why don’t you want to be my neighbor anymore?

Friday, August 22, 2008

PBS is rolling back broadcasts of the children's television series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which stopped airing in 2001. But for some cardigan-wearing fans young and old, this is not a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

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Your comments on the decision to have or not have children

Friday, August 22, 2008

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In many U.S. classrooms, corporal punishment is still the school bully

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It turns out that in many parts of the United States, corporal punishment is still standard operating procedure. A joint Human Rights Watch and ACLU report finds that nearly a quarter of a million students were paddled or spanked last year. Adding insult to injury, black students and special education students received a disproportionate share of the punishment. The Takeaway explores what this says about the American school system and the culture that perpetuates these modes of discipline.

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More women are delaying motherhood, Census Bureau reports

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guest: Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox, Sociology Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She's been studying women and childlessness for more than a decade.

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Marrying for luck on 8/8/08

Friday, August 08, 2008

The Beijing Olympics start on an auspicious date in Chinese culture, but it’s not the only event happening on 8/8/8 for superstitious reasons. Thousands of Chinese Americans have picked this day to get married in the hope it’ll bring them luck. The Takeaway speaks to one couple who fought hard for event space on a day of big demand for weddings.

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Teenager, then 11, tells how her parents explained the Sept. 11 attacks

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Guest: Elizabeth Harris

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Living together, unmarried

Friday, August 01, 2008

New data shows one in 10 same-sex couples living together is not married. Miami Herald urban life writer and blogger James Barnett thinks he knows why.

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Children's books: The G-rated apocalypse

Friday, August 01, 2008

Guests: Susan Pfeffer, author of post-apocalyptic childrens books, "Life as We Knew It" (2006) and "The Dead and the Gone" (2008), and Dr. Frank Gaskil, child psychologist

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Medicine's generation gap

Thursday, July 24, 2008

In 30 years, as Baby Boomers retire, there will be as many people over 80 as there are under 5. And there's another disturbing trend: The number of students entering geriatric medicine is dropping. As America ages, who takes care of the grandparents?

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"Nightline" feature shows the ease at which Americans can buy child slaves

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Guest: Dan Harris, ABC News

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Neurotransmitter-of-the-month oxytocin could play role in parenting behavior

Friday, June 20, 2008

Dutch researchers published a study that suggests our genes may determine our parenting behavior. They found a correlation between nurturing behaviors and particular genetic variations. The finding highlights the role of serotonin and oxytocin in healthy human relationships.

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Forget the bake sales: Byron Garrett is the PTA's first male CEO in 100 years

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Byron Garrett is the first male CEO of the National Parent-Teacher's Association in 100 Years. The 35-year-old black is a former principal — not a parent, though he raised his nephews — and was appointed by the national board with a unanimous vote. Garrett calls The Takeaway from San Diego, where later this week the PTA will be holding its 112th annual national convention.

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One same-sex couple seeks California marriage and legal legitimacy

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Guests: Daniel and Ben Barnz

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Vincent Williams on Obama's Father's Day message: Yes, we should be doing this anyway

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

When Barack Obama discussed fatherhood and, specifically, black fatherhood on Father’s Day, he was, of course, opening a can of worms. As he rattled off the grim statistics about how many African-American children are being raised without their fathers and the effect that absence is having on their lives, I could almost feel large sections of the black community tightening up.
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Is colorblind adoption short-sighted?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A new report suggests that colorblind adoption leaves white parents unprepared to raise black children. Parents may not be mentally ready or have the appropriate social tools to parent children of a different race from their own. In turn, youngsters may experience social and psychological problems later in life. What does this mean for 1994's Multiethnic Placement Act, which says adoptive parents cannot request a specific race for their children? The Takeaway talks about these issues with a transracial family.

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The Texas polygyny case: Was there evidence of danger to the children?

Friday, May 23, 2008

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