This past weekend, I witnessed a small miracle at our birthday slumber party: all three fifth grade girls were in bed before midnight. This is an outrage. And where are the sleeping bags? These girls opted for real beds. They're¬†different, far smarter than their 1970s counterparts. They'd...

First grade is a happy milestone, yet it's also bittersweet with the realization that your child is now hurtling toward independence beyond diaper training and story choices. ...