Parents Daily News Roundup
Marvel Team Creates Deaf Superhero Called Blue Ear in Honor of Boy
Marvel usually gets mail from die-hard fans asking extremely detailed questions about their favorite characters, but one request from a desperate mother led staffers to put their thinking caps on and come up with a brand new superhero.
A Baby Made in India: A Couple’s Dream Comes True
More American couples are turning to overseas surrogates.
9-Year-Old Food Blogger Takes On School Lunch
Martha Payne, age 9, was dissatisfied with the lunches served by her primary school in Scotland, so she began documenting her school meals online — with photos and ratings — prompting worldwide attention for her healthy-lunch campaign.
The Upside of Peer Pressure: Social Networks Help Kids Exercise More
A new study finds that the single biggest influence on kids’ physical activity levels is the exercise habits of their closest friends.
Babies’ Hunger to Learn Has a ‘Goldilocks Effect’
Infants are constantly trying to make sense of the world around them, and they do this by seeking out situations that are neither too simple nor too complex.
Drug for Adults Is Popular as Children’s Remedy
Parents are questioning the long-term effects of the often-used laxative, Miralax, which has become a staple in many American households since it was first introduced 13 years ago.