Parents Daily News Roundup

For Kids With ADHD, Sleep Disturbances May Interfere With Emotional Memories
Kids and adolescents with ADHD often struggle to keep their emotions in check. ADHD has also been linked to sleep disorders, which is one of the reasons a team of German researchers sought to determine how sleep influences the consolidation and processing of emotional memories. (via Time)

In Raising Scores, 1 2 3 is Easier Than ABC
David Javsicas, a popular seventh-grade reading teacher known for urging students to act out dialogue in the books they read in class, sometimes feels wistful for the days when he taught math. A quiz, he recalls, could quickly determine which concepts students had not yet learned. Helping students to puzzle through different narrative perspectives or subtext or character motivation, though, can be much more challenging. “It could take months to see if what I’m teaching is effective,” he said. (via The New York Times)

Pastry Gun Suspension Leads To NRA Membership: Josh Welch Becomes Lifetime Member
The 8-year-old Anne Arundel County boy who was suspended for biting a pastry in to the shape of a gun received standing ovation and a lifetime membership to the National Rifle Association Wednesday night. (via Huffington Post)

New Blood Test Predicts Gestational Diabetes Risk Early In Pregnancy
For pregnant women, gestational diabetes can be a troubling complication. A form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) causes glucose levels in the bloodstream to be higher than normal, which can pose significant risks to the unborn baby’s health. (via Fox News)

Why Spelling Knaidel Just Became A Really Big Deal For Arvind Manhankali (VIDEO)
On Thursday night, one dumpling stood between Arvind Mahankali and the title of Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion 2013. That dumpling? A knaidel. According to the AP, Mahankali finished third in 2012 and 2011 after misspelling German-derived words, so we’re sure this victory was extra sweet for the 13-year-old Queens, New York native. (via Huffington Post)

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