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Kids Today

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Do Kids Belong at Bars and Beer Gardens?

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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There’s Nothing Wrong With Fortnite. Parents Are the Problem.

It’s just over one month into Summer 2018, and there are a lot of parents of school-age kids going crazy right now trying to occupy, […]


We Tried It: Primp & Play, Philly’s New Kid-Friendly Spa

This post originally appeared on Wee Wander, a website dedicated to helping parents navigate Philadelphia. I couldn’t help but have a knee-jerk reaction to the […]

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Drexel Sexting Study: Majority of Kids Exchange Sexually Explicit Texts

Drexel University just released a new study that finds that the majority of minors engage in sexting, much to the horror of parents everywhere. The […]

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In PA, Day Care Costs More Than College

The Tribune-Review reports: “A national survey by student loan servicer Sallie Mae estimated that average prospective parents plan to save $38,953 in the 18 years […]

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Dispatch From the Front Line of the “You Are Not a Princess” Wars

On Wednesday, the Huffington Post published this story about a “pro-women” advertising campaign from a Kentucky-based all-girls prep school. Mercy Academy’s “You Are Not a […]

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Study: Day Care Could Cost You As Much as College

CBS Philly reports on a new study suggesting day care costs rival college in the tally of lifetime child-rearing expenses. The station talks to Shawn Towey, […]

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Pennsylvania Legislators Considering Cyberbullying Legislation

Online bullies headquartered in Pennsylvania, take note: your days of web tyranny are drawing to an end. So, you know, get your last shots in […]

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God Goes to College

In four years of college, I had, among others, the following roommates and suitemates: • An Ohioan prima donna who pledged a sorority as soon […]

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Delco Teen Donates 500 Backpacks, School Supplies to Philly Students

Let it be known that there is good in Delaware County, no matter what anybody else says. Just ask Jillian Hughes, 15, a Radnor High […]

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This Year’s Freshman Class Is Temple’s Smartest Ever

This doesn’t make any sense. I thought millennials were stupid and lazy. Looks like we’ll need to tweak the national narrative—at least here in Philly—thanks […]

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The Last Word on Miley Cyrus

Like most of the rest of America, I watched the Great Twerk of 2013 with my jaw hanging open, staring at my TV screen in […]

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Why Are Young People Afraid to Use Their Phones the Way They’re Meant to Be Used?

I picked some tomatoes and basil this morning to take to my daughter at her apartment in West Philly. After work, I’ll text her to […]

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Curse the Anti-Cursives!

I come to praise cursive writing, not to bury it. My colleague Joel Mathis yesterday wrote that cursive “sucks” and he was glad to see […]

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Jeopardy! Misspeller a Sore Loser?

It was Kid’s Week on Jeopardy! last week. Thomas Hurley, an eighth grader from Connecticut came in second place after misspelling the word “emancipation” during […]