Parents Daily News Roundup
Thousands of Families Split by US Immigration Efforts
The US drive to expel illegal immigrants has separated more than 5,000 children from their parents, and another 15,000 face a similar fate in the coming years, a study said Wednesday.
The Joys, and Frustrations, of Snow Days in November
Some districts in the New York region, where an October snowstorm caused widespread power failures, may have to shrink spring break or extend the school year.
Debunking the Myth of the ‘Freshman 15′
Contrary to college folklore, the dreaded “freshman 15″ — the notion that students gain 15 lbs. during their first year at school — is a myth, according to a study from Ohio State University.
Teens Don’t Know How to Lose Weight Properly
A study presented by a doctoral student at Temple University found that obese students have great interest in weight loss, but this intent can mean increased smoking and soda drinking.
Parents Help Their Underage Kids Get on Facebook, Survey Finds
A new survey of 1,007 parents has found that 36 percent were aware their children joined Facebook before age 13 and that a substantial percentage of those parents helped their kids lie about their age in order to join the social networking site.
Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Encourage Kids to Smoke More Pot
Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according to new research that compared rates of marijuana use in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the latter state changed its laws.