Parents Daily News Roundup
How Parents Are Changing the Course of Autism Research
Science and medicine are catching up with parents’ understanding of the condition, and a more nuanced view is slowly emerging: Autism is not just a brain problem.
Pharmacies Deter Teens from Plan B, Study Shows
Even though it’s legal for 17-year-olds to get the so-called morning-after pill, a new study shows that pharmacy employees often dole out the wrong information, telling the teens they’re not allowed to have the drug.
Ind. Mom Who Lost Legs Saving Kids in Tornado Returns Home
Stephanie Decker had been working her way home — spending hours each day on weight training, balance training and other therapy. She reached her goal Monday — heading home 24 days after she lost parts of her legs while shielding her children from their collapsing house near Henryville, Ind., during the March 2 tornado outbreak and clinging to life beneath pounding hail.
Mother’s Strict Diet for 7-Year-Old Raises Controversy, Criticism
In a controversial article appearing in the April issue of Vogue magazine, author Dara-Lynn Weiss writes about the strict diet she imposed upon her daughter after a pediatrician suggested she was clinically obese.
‘Mama’s Boy Myth’: Sons Who Are Close to Mom Are Stronger
Author Kate Stone Lombardi contends in her new book, “The Mama’s Boy Myth,” that having a close mother-son relationship makes boys stronger and ultimately helps them be better partners and husbands.