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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Service Allows Bully Reporting By Text 
Students are getting a new weapon to fight back against bullies: their cell phones. (via Huffington Post)

Bicycle helmet laws linked to fewer child deaths
U.S. states that require children and teenagers to wear helmets report fewer deaths involving bicycles and cars, according to a new study. (via Fox News)

Sugary drink consumption down among U.S. kids
More evidence that Americans are heeding calls to cut back on sugary drinks appears in a report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (via Yahoo News)

Early Brain Responses to Words Predict Developmental Outcomes in Children With Autism
The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters’ linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study. (via Science Daily)

ADHD medications not tied to drug, alcohol abuse
Taking Ritalin and other drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t affect a child’s chances of trying or abusing alcohol and drugs later in life, a new review suggests. (via Reuters)

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Win an “Early Rider” Balance Bike from

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The entry period for this giveaway has now ended.  Congratulations to Lindsey S. of Effingham, IL and Amy C. of Middletown, NY for winning the two balance bikes!

Riding a bicycle is one of the most-anticipated childhood milestones, so if you have a little one who can’t stop moving, a balance bike (a pedal-less bike that teaches coordination, strength, and speed) is a great idea to improve gross and fine motor skills. has collaborated with, an online retailer dedicated to selling high-quality balance bikes and helmets, to give away two “Early Rider” Classic balance bikes, valued at $180 each.  

The Early Rider brand, based out of the United Kingdom, features balance bikes in three versions (Lite, Classic, Evolution), all with “Fat Boy” rear tires for extra stability. The Classic version, designed for 2 to 5 year-olds, is made out of wood and environmentally-friendly and has an adjustable seat with faux leather seat pad.

To win a balance bike, share what special milestone you’re anticipating for your child in our Comments section below.  Two (2) winners will be chosen randomly to win the sweepstakes giveaway, which runs begins Monday, October 24 and ends Monday, October 31.  Click here to read the full contest rules.

Goody luck!

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