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To significantly decrease unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and sexually transmitted diseases globally, we should start talking to boys and girls about their sexual and reproductive health as young as age 10, says a new study out of Georgetown University.

So you're taking a trip with the kids. Whether you're going by car, plane, or some other way, you'll need to keep them safe, occupied, and relatively quiet. Here are some fun, new musts-have travel take-alongs.

Four-year-old Lucas Dean has to have three things when he goes to the playground: long pants, Mickey Mouse gardening gloves and lots of energy. He needs them to crawl through the rough wood chips to reach the slides, stairs and swings.

Suddenly we're all talking about sleep - how little we get, how badly we do it. When did something so natural, a simple act we usually take for granted, become such a problem?

Suddenly we're all talking about sleep - how little we get, how badly we do it. When did something so natural, a simple act we usually take for granted, become such a problem?

I absolutely love it when people begin to realize that the problems they're having with a child are of their own making; when they begin to realize, in other words, that the child is not the problem - they are! All this time (however long that might be), they've been trying to correct the wrong person - the child - getting nowhere and becoming nothing but frustrated in the process. Instead, they need to correct themselves, and it goes without saying that correcting one's self is much, much easier than trying to correct someone else.

Dear Mr. Dad: I came home a little earlier than usual, walked into my bedroom, and saw my 6-year-old son sitting in front of the mirror, wearing one of my short dresses, heels, and applying mascara. He didn't notice me at first because he was so busy talking to himself in the mirror. But as soon as he did, he scooted past me as fast as he could and went straight to his room. I'm worried and would like to talk with him about this, but he's been avoiding me for days. What should I do?

Question: I have two siblings - one bonus sister and one half-sister. We are very close - my dad is so close to my bonus sister that he walked her down the aisle at her wedding last month. My dad's new girlfriend is throwing him a surprise party and has only invited me - not my bonus or half-sister. She said it was because my half-sister is away at college and my bonus sister is sober and alcohol will be served at the party. My bonus sister has been sober for over four years and has no trouble being around alcohol, and my half-sister often comes home on the weekends. My sisters and I are furious. We want to like this girlfriend, but she continually does stuff like this. What's good ex-etiquette?

The man on the radio, who happened to be Sen. Dan Coats (R., Ind.) said we are in "a proliferation of crises" like he has never seen before.

No one looks forward to going to a memorial service, let alone, two in one weekend. But my husband and I didn't want to miss either of these.

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