Parents Daily News Roundup
Many Kids Now Engage in Media ‘Multi-Tasking’
Apparently, today’s youngsters love their media — a lot. So finds a new British study, which reveals that media “multi-tasking” is all the rage among some 10- and 11-year-olds who simultaneously surf TV, laptops, cell phones and other devices.
Kids Still See Unhealthy-Food Ads on TV, Study Finds
American children see fewer food and drink ads on television today, but most of the ads they view are for unhealthy products, a new study says.
Unschoolers Learn What They Want, When They Want
The unschooling philosophy is based on education pioneer John Holt’s 1964 book “How Children Fail.” Put simply, Holt wrote that living is learning. He believed children should follow their innate curiosity and passions rather than being forced to learn hordes of information they will never use.
After the Mammogram Storm, What Should Women Do?
While breast care experts acknowledge that mammography is imprecise and can lead to false positives, undue anxiety and overtreatment, they say it is the best tool they have for detecting breast cancer and that the benefits far outweigh any potential harms.
Hero 9-Year-Old Rescues Drowning Toddler
A 9-year-old San Jose, Calif., boy is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a drowning toddler from the bottom of a swimming pool.
Oregon Mom Loses Fight to Keep Sons Away from Stepmom Who Shot and Killed Her Own Children
An Oregon mother who fought to keep her teenage boys away from a stepmom who was convicted of shooting and killing her own daughters 20 years ago, lost her custody fight this week.