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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?
What science tells us about the incredible shrinking childhood.

Outgrowing Autism? Study Looks at Why Some Kids ‘Bloom’
About 10 percent of children who are severely affected by autism at age 3 seem to have “bloomed” by age 8, leaving behind many of the condition’s crippling deficits, a new study shows.

FDA Says it Will Deny Request to Ban BPA
The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it will deny the National Resources Defense Council’s petition asking it to prohibit the use of bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, in products manufactured in the United States.

Is Sugar Toxic?
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.

You Want Me to Sign WHAT Before Your Kid’s Party?
Sure, you expect to sign a waiver before your kid goes rock-climbing. But a backyard birthday party? More parents are requiring legal sign-off before basic activities like parties and play dates.

Mattel to Make Bald Barbie
Following an ongoing campaign on Facebook for Mattel to add a bald Barbie to its line-up, the company said it will create a bald friend of Barbie starting next year.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Poor Air Quality in Schools Sickens Kids
Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates schools that are making children sick.

Bald and Beautiful… Barbie? Mattel Responds to Lobbying Campaign
A movement is afoot on Facebook to create a “Bald Barbie” as a role model for young girls going through chemotherapy or suffering from hair loss conditions such as alopecia.

Natalee Holloway Declared Legally Dead
An Alabama judge signed an order Thursday declaring Natalee Holloway legally dead, attorneys for her family said.

U.S. Attorney Activates ‘School Corruption Hotline’
The United States Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania has activated a hotline where citizens can report “suspected possible corruption in public education.”

Can Elmo Inspire Your Kid to Become a Scientist?
Sesame Street is debuting a new curriculum this season, and it’s designed to help tots build essential skills in science and math.

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Poll: Should Mattel Mass Produce Bald Barbie Dolls?

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A Facebook group dedicated to the creation of a “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” is campaigning for Mattel to mass produce hair-less Barbie dolls as  “a great coping mechanism for young girls dealing with hair loss themselves for a loved one,” whether from cancer or other autoimmune disorders.  Scarves and hats would be ideal accessories for the Bald Barbie.

Both DigitalJournal.com and the Huffington Post reported on the growing campaign, which has over 48,000 “likes,”  and a petition at Change.org has 1,478 signatures (just 122 votes away from its goal of 1,500).

In 2011, CBS New York reported that Mattel made a unique bald Barbie doll for 4-year-old Genesis Reyes, who sufferend hair loss from chemotherapy. Another Facebook group campaigning for a “Bald and Brave G.I. Joe” action figure currently has over 2,000 “likes.”

As a parent, do you think having a bald Barbie will be beneficial for young girls who have a difficult time understanding and accepting hair loss? Take our poll below.

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