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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Student Athletes Need a Bill of Rights Argues Youth Sports Safety Alliance
Student athletes need access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment, a coalition of groups recommended Wednesday in a call to action aimed at protecting the nearly 8 million students participating in high school sports each year. (via Huffington Post)
Can Autism be Prevented?
According to the CDC, one in 88 children have been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. The statistic rates used to be one in 150 – so how did we get these new numbers? Dr. Rober Melillo, co-founder of the Brain Balance Achievement Centers, spoke with Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor for FoxNews.com, about the science behind autism, as well the facts and myths surrounding the condition. (via Fox News)
Researchers Spot Attention Deficits in Babies Who Later Develop Autism
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine are able to detect deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months of age who later develop Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, the results showed that these infants paid less attention to people and their activities than typically developing babies. (via Science Daily)
Can Breakfast Make Kids Smarter?
New research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has found that children who regularly have breakfast on a near-daily basis had significantly higher full scale, verbal, and performance IQ test scores. (via Science Daily)
Boy in the Bunker: Alabama 5 Year Old Starts the Road to Recovery
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A week after he was taken hostage in an underground bunker, Ethan is now free. His ordeal began when 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes boarded Ethan’s school bus, shot the driver and then took the boy to his tiny bunker. FBI agents stormed the room and killed Dykes, but the emotional aftershocks for Ethan may just be beginning. (via TIME)
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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Woman Seeking Food Stamps Shoots Her Children
A woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps pulled a gun in a state welfare office on Monday and staged a seven-hour standoff with the police that ended with her shooting her two children before killing herself, officials said.
Sugar Is on the Menu for Kids’ Breakfast
Only one in four children’s cereals meets government guidelines for limits on sugar, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group, a consumer advocacy organization.
Radiation Traces Found in Japanese Baby Formula
Traces of radiation spilled from Japan’s hobbled nuclear plant were detected in baby formula Tuesday in the latest case of contaminated food in the nation.
Santa Finds Kids Giving Shorter Lists in Recession
With unemployment stubbornly high, more homes in foreclosure and the economic outlook dim, many children who visit Santa are all too aware of the struggle to make ends meet.
Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies
Giving steroids to pregnant women at risk for preterm birth as early as 23 weeks during their pregnancy may boost an infant’s overall chance of survival and reduce the baby’s risk of serious developmental issues, including brain injury, a new study says.
Students Gripe About School’s 5-Strikes Grammar Policy
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Summit Christian Academy in Missouri has released a new policy, effective in January, stating that students will have to rewrite their papers if they have more than five grammatical errors. On the rewrite, however, they won’t be able to get anything higher than 75%.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Four Parenting Styles That Impact Your Child’s Mental Health
The results of a three-year study show that matching your parenting style to your child’s personality can greatly reduce the youngster’s risk of depression and anxiety.
Breakfasts With Protein, Fiber Start the School Year Right
New research shows that you’ll feel full longer and may get less hungry throughout the day if your first meal has protein-rich foods, such as eggs, Greek yogurt, low-fat dairy products or lean meat, and fiber-filled fare, such whole-wheat bread, whole-grain cereal, fruit and vegetables.
More Children Hospitalized With Skin Infections
Severe skin infections that resist antibiotics have become one of the most common reasons children are hospitalized, new data show.
Athletes to Get Help Prepping for College
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The students will learn rudimentary study skills and time-management techniques; take an SAT preparation course designed by The Princeton Review; and discover how to navigate the admissions process and financial aid. This College Readiness Initiative is the latest push by the Boston Scholar Athlete Program, a charitable foundation working to fix chronic failings in Boston’s high school sports programs.
Monday, April 11th, 2011
Melissa Joan Hart, star of the ABC Family comedy Melissa and Joey, has teamed up with Kellogg’s to help share one million school breakfasts with the Share Your Breakfast Challenge. Simply upload or text (the word SHARE to 21534) a photo of your breakfast to the challenge from now until July and Kelloggs will donate a breakfast to a kid in need.
Hart and her husband, musician Mark Wilkerson, live in Westport, CT, with their sons Mason, 5, and Brady, 3.
Parents: You work on the West Coast, but live in Connecticut. How do you balance work and parenting from across the country?
Melissa Joan Hart: First and foremost, I’m blessed to have a loving husband. Since the day (my sons) were born he’s taken a chunk of the workload. It has been hard on me to be so far away from my children for so much time. They left yesterday, and I won’t see them for two weeks, which is the longest I’ve been away from them. It’s a struggle inside of me.
My husband and I made the move to Connecticut two years ago and we thought a lot about it before we did it. We have a great home in a wonderful community. It’s great that they wake up in their own beds and can be around friends and family. The hard part wrap my head around is that I have kids I won’t be around. Here in California I work and get the hard stuff out of the way so when I get home it’s off time. Most parents have their day at work and home – I get that in weeks: One week is work, and one week is off. It’s not normal, but it’s becoming normal to us.
Why did you move to Westport, CT?
We decided when we had Brady that when Mason went to kindergarten we would move somewhere. I’m from Long Island and he’s from Alabama—we had community and wanted them to have that. We looked in a few cities…and fell in love with Connecticut. We went back the next year because it was a bad time in the housing market.
Do your boys watch your shows?
No, they know that mommy goes to work and I do a show. We watch a lot of the Disney Channel.
Why’d you partner with Kellogg’s?
I think it’s a great campaign they’ve got going on. Kellogg’s is teaming up with Action for Healthy Kids to give one million breakfasts to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have it. One in four kids in the United States is going to school hungry. As a mom that’s just unacceptable. You can’t tell when someone’s hungry necessarily, and how can children grow and learn when they’re hungry? We know this happens in other countries but it’s happening in the US too. It’s a simple thing we can do every morning.
What would we see if you took photos of your family’s breakfast?
My husband is from the South and likes to cook a big breakfast. There’s always eggs. Ricotta pancakes are a favorite thing to make. We usually have sausage and grits, and every once in a while we mix it up with oatmeal and cereal. A lot of the time my sons do cereal for themselves. It’s like we have our own buffet!
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