What can American parents learn from a doll?

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  In wealthy, progressive Seattle, polio vaccination rates are lower than in Rwanda. Parents in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Algeria, El Salvador, Guyana, Sudan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Yemen are doing more to protect their children from this crippling and often deadly disease than some American parents.This dangerous trend is due, in part, to historical amnesia. There are fewer and fewer people around who remember the devastation of the polio epidemics of the late 1940's and ea … [Read more...]

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Barbie alternatives!

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We are doing some Christmas shopping today, and I just discovered that Melissa and Doug make what look like very nice dolls for girls.  We've always had good luck with Melissa and Doug products.  They are sturdy and pleasant.  (Not a paid endorsement or anything. We just like Melissa and Doug.)These dolls are 14", so a few inches taller than Barbie - but Barbie clothes wouldn't fit anyway, because the M&D dolls aren't rail thin with giraffe legs. Don't get me wrong. With seven daughters a … [Read more...]

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