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Every kid needs a Swiss Army Knife—or does she?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Delightfully stressful scenario: Some 9-year-old who’s already drowning in possessions invites your kid to his or her birthday. You need an appropriate gift, but what? My friend Julie thought she had it nailed: A Swiss Army Knife! Classic, cunning, status-y, and besides, didn’t Angelina Jolie buy Maddox one? Big mistake: The birthday child’s mother reacted […]

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What “only children” look like in 2009

Friday, March 20th, 2009

I recently encountered the website for Only Child, a magazine that shrewdly targets the “20 million only-child households” in America (this figure has doubled since the ’80s and increases every year). I urge you to check out the home-page, if only to see how it depicts sibling-free kids. The main photo offers a primer on […]

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