Parents Daily News Roundup
New York City Will Mandate Sex Education
For the first time in nearly two decades, students in New York City’s public middle and high schools will be required to take sex-education classes beginning this school year, using a curriculum that includes lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity.
Test Can Tell Fetal Sex at 7 Weeks, Study Says
A simple blood test that can determine a baby’s sex as early as seven weeks into pregnancy is highly accurate if used correctly, a finding that experts say is likely to lead to more widespread use by parents concerned about gender-linked diseases, those who are merely curious and people considering the more ethically controversial step of selecting the sex of their children.
Lying is part of child’s development, study confirms
A Canadian study says children who lie are really just developing their intelligence.
New baby, fat pet? Why pets get pudgy after baby arrives
A new — albeit unscientific — study from pet supplement company Flexcin International shows that pet obesity grows in households with a new baby.
Nation of adults who will write like children?
Most states don’t require children to learn cursive writing anymore. Some 46 states have adopted the Common Core Standards, a set of educational guidelines that do not require cursive writing as part of a school’s curriculum.
10-Year-Old Model’s Mom Defends Racy Vogue Pictures of Daughter
The mother of a 10-year-old fashion model whose racy photo shoot in French Vogue reignited the debate about the sexualization of young girls has apparently defended her daughter’s work.