Parents Daily News Roundup
Premature Birth Endangers 15M Babies Worldwide
Premature birth and its accompanying health dangers kill 1.1 million babies worldwide each year, making it the second-leading cause of death for children under age 5, according to a new global report.
CDC: More Teen Girls Using Contraception, Waiting Longer
More teenage girls are waiting longer to have sex, according to a new report, and for those who have sex, more are using contraception.
Parents of Boy Forcibly Tattooed Sue School District
The parents of a New Hampshire teenager who was assaulted and forcibly tattooed on the buttocks by four older students during school hours have filed suit against the school district.
Babies Born Late May Face More Behavior Problems, Study Finds
New research from the Netherlands shows that post-term babies — those born after a 42-week pregnancy —have a higher risk of developing behavioral and emotional problems, compared with children born at term.
Georgia Family Happy to Be ‘The Real Life Seven Dwarfs’
The Johnston family, from Barnesville, Ga., is extreme in many ways. Standing no more than four feet tall, they call themselves “the real life seven dwarfs.” They are the largest family of achondroplasia dwarfs, with a type of dwarfism that affects the extremities.
Parents Play Favorites When Helping Adult Kids Out
More than 60% of today’s young adults have received financial help from their parents — and those described as having more agreeable personalities as children get more money than others, finds a study to be presented today at a meeting of the Population Association of America.