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Terri Mauro

Birthday Parties, for Better or Worse

By April 10, 2014

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Parenting RoundAboutYesterday's Parenting RoundAbout podcast was on the topic of birthday parties, and I had fun chatting with my fellow About.com parenting experts Catherine Holecko (Family Fitness) and Katherine Lee (Parenting School-Age Children) about good parties, great parties, over-the-top parties, and the importance of letting the host know if you're coming is that so hard? We discussed the fact that kids today may not want to actually sleep on the floor for a slumber party like I did in my long-ago youth, and wondered if limos and catering halls are really necessary, even for Sweet 16. And on a special-needs note, I made a plea for parents of guests and parents of hosts to work together as adults to take the burden of dietary restrictions off of fun-seeking little party-goers. You can listen to our conversation on BlogTalk Radio, Stitcher, or iTunes. Next Wednesday, the podcast topic is "Firing Your Pediatrician." If you've got a story to share on that topic, leave it in the comments here or on the Parenting RoundAbout Facebook page, and maybe we'll mention it on the air.

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