Parents Daily News Roundup
After Stillbirth, Courts Try to Put a Price on a Mother’s Anguish
These two cases are among the first to move through the legal system after New York’s highest court changed state law in 2004 and allowed mothers to sue for their emotional suffering when they claim that medical carelessness caused a stillbirth.
For sleeping babies, softer isn’t safer
Lots of African American moms put soft bedding such as pillows and blankets where babies sleep, despite warnings that the cushioning increases the risk of infant death, according to a new study.
Parents falling behind on saving for kids’ college
More parents are saving for their kids’ college educations before the youngsters even hit kindergarten. But between the pressures of a stalling economy and the ever-rising cost of higher education, those savings will cover just a fraction of the cost of a four-year degree, according to a new Fidelity Investments study.
Toddlers Understand Complex Grammar, Study Shows
New research suggests that even before 2-year-olds speak in full sentences, they are able to understand grammatical construction and use it to make sense of what they hear.
Stay at home moms more depressed?
A University of Washington study finds that working moms are less likely to be depressed than stay-at-home moms.
Writing problems common in children with ADHD
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, according to a study.