Author Archive | Beth Wilkin-Waldmann

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Her First Friend

Their friendship is sometimes a one-sided affair. Our sweet girl smothers her with affection, climbs on her and uses her as a pillow. Meanwhile, her first friend looks at me with those big dark brown eyes pleading, “Please make this stop.” My daughter’s friend is, of course, our black Labrador retriever named Reagan. Like many […]

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TV is Bad for Kids (But That’s Not Stopping Me)

Against the advice of our pediatrician and countless studies, we let our 18-month-old daughter watch television. (Insert dramatic TV music here.) It’s not a decision we came to lightly. The fact I worked in television news for nearly 15 years actually made it harder—not easier—to decide what’s best for her. In the end, it came […]

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