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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Coaches Can Play Big Role in How Kids Feel About Sports
A new study suggests that coaches who heed those pleas and give kids playing time and avoid pitting one kid against another may end up with more motivated players who stick with the game.

Cell Phones Don’t Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study
Children who use cell phones don’t seem to face an increased risk of brain cancer, compared to children who don’t use them, a new study contends.

Breastfeeding Problems Tied to Moms’ Depression
New moms who have particular difficulty breastfeeding may be at greater risk of postpartum depression, a new study suggests.

A Sleepaway Camp Where Math Is the Main Sport
As camps go, the Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving might sound like a recipe for misery: six hours of head-scratching math instruction each day and nights in a college dorm far from home.

Once Nearly 100%, Teacher Tenure Rate Drops to 58% as Rules Tighten
Under tougher evaluation guidelines that the city put into effect this year, 58 percent of teachers eligible for tenure received it, the mayor said at a news conference at the Department of Education. A decision on tenure was deferred for 39 percent of eligible teachers, up from 8 percent a year ago. Three percent of eligible teachers were denied tenure outright in both years.

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupSmartphone danger: Distracted parenting
Still, I know my addiction to my hand-held device is bad. Checking my phone while talking to my kid while cooking dinner is hurting my capacity to stay with a thought for more than 140 characters.

Living with pets may protect infants from allergies
Children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies to those animals later in life, but only if the pet is under the same roof while the child is still an infant, a new study suggests.

Japan city to give radiation counters to children
Japan’s Fukushima city said on Tuesday it would hand radiation dosimeters to 34,000 children to gauge their exposure from the crippled nuclear power plant about 60 kilometres (40 miles) away.

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