Parents Daily News Roundup
You Got Your Sperm Where?
In lifting the fog around infertility, doctors have moved nature’s most intimate act deeper into the lab, and created a population of prospective parents—straight, gay, single, and married—who crave a more human connection. That need is now being met by sites like the Free Sperm Donor Registry (FSDR), which joins a global boom in the exchange of free, fresh sperm between strangers.
iPads May Help Kids with Severe Vision Impairments
The iPad has the potential to increase communication skills in kids living with severe vision problems and become a “life-changing therapy” tool, according to research conducted at the University of Kansas.
Can Banning Hand-Raising Promote a Calmer Classroom?
Another school in the U.K. is jumping on the ‘banned’-wagon, eliminating a very basic classroom tradition: raising your hand.
Are TV Shows Making Girls Mean?
It seems one of television’s favorite tropes, that of women behaving badly, may actually affect the young girls who tune in to see all of the outrageous acts.
Online Textbooks Moving Into Washington Area Schools
Online books are seeping into schools. Starting this fall, almost all Fairfax middle and high school students are using online textbooks in social studies.
Do Thin Parents Pass On Skinny Genes?
People with thin parents are more likely to be thin themselves, a new study has found. But don’t go chalking up weight woes to bad genes just yet.