Archive for May 2007

The Number One Reason Boys are Better Than Girls

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As a followup to my list of five reasons that boys are better than girls, I’d like to point out a comment from a reader named Jim Durbin, who attributed the following to his father-in-law: “With a boy, you just have to worry about one [boy]. With a girl, you have to worry about all […]

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Published on May 30th, 2007 - 23 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At Wit’s End

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Over the weekend we took the entire family to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End, or “P3” as Son #1 likes to call it. We don’t hit the theater all that often — rather, we mainly rely on our Blockbuster Total Access membership for most of our movie watching — so we […]

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Published on May 29th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Fun,Reviews
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From the Archives (May 20th – May 26th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) posts from a year ago this week: » Free Summer Movies (See also: Summer 2007 Free Movies) » Paying People to Have Kids » Move? What Move? And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » The Cost of a Failed […]

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Published on May 28th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Best of...
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Free Summer Movies for Kids

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If summer vacation hasn’t arrived yet in your neck of the woods, then it’s just around the corner. With that in mind, I thought I’d pull together a list of free (or at least really cheap) movie theater promotions for kids this summer. In case you’re not aware, theaters often have special summer promos where […]

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Published on May 25th, 2007 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Fun
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School’s Out!

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Just a quick note to say that today marks the end of the of the school year ’round these parts. Wow, what a difference a year makes! Last year at this time, school was letting out, we had just sold our old house, and Son #2 and I were about to head out of town […]

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Published on May 25th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
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Carnivals – Week of 05/21/07

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our articles that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony included “Allowance Insights.” Also included was “How I Dodged a Speeding Ticket” from fivecentnickel.com. The Carnival of Family Life included “Fire Ants and Kids Don’t Mix (Plus, How to […]

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Published on May 24th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carnivals
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Kid Joke: Scary Numbers

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Q: Why is 6 afraid of 7?

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Published on May 23rd, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Kid Jokes
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Brain Development in Kids

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This is pretty interesting… A recent study suggests that “some of the brain’s basic building blocks for learning are nearing adult levels by age 11 or 12.” Of course, the portion of the brain responsible for things like impulse control and moral judgment doesn’t mature until sometime in the early 20s. After puberty, brain development […]

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Published on May 22nd, 2007 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Health
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From the Archives (May 13th – May 19th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) posts from a year ago this week: » FluMist More Effective than Injections in Kids » The Big Move Approaches » Throwing Eggs in the Kitchen » Most Popular Baby Names of 2005 And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: […]

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Published on May 20th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Best of...
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How Not to Coach a Kids’ Soccer Team

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Last night Son #2 had a soccer game. He plays in a local U8 rec league, and his team has been having a pretty rough season. They throw the teams together at random, and there’s a good bit of variation in talent across teams. Last fall he was on a great team that went undefeated, […]

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Published on May 16th, 2007 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Sports
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