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Yahoo! News Remakes America

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

As part of the coverage of the 2012 Presidential election, Yahoo! News has debuted “Remake America,” a webseries profiling six families as they try to reclaim the American dream. Each week, another five-minute episode puts a personal spin on issues like unemployment, foreclosure, and the mounting healthcare costs that are so common in today’s economy. But they’re not going it alone—each family gets help from career gurus, personal-finance experts and medical professionals as they fight to make ends meet. Viewers can connect by sharing their own experiences on dedicated comment threads or voting for which step each family should take next. Check it out below.

Do you think these videos paint an accurate picture of America today? How are these issues affecting your family?

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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Home Births in U.S. Rise to Highest Level on Record, Study Shows
Home births rose 29 percent from 2004 to 2009, to almost three quarters of a percent of all U.S. live deliveries, the highest level since 1989, according to health authorities.

Obama Wades Into Issue of Raising Dropout Age
President Obama’s call for every state to require students to stay in school until they turn 18 is Washington’s first direct involvement in an issue that many states have found tough to address.

Kids’ Health Predicts Parents’ Future Heart Disease
Parents of children suffering from high cholesterol or blood pressure have been found to have a higher incidence of heart disease and diabetes later on, a U.S. study said.

Baby Born Deformed After Misdiagnosed Ectopic Pregnancy
Thinking Seraphine was an ectopic pregnancy, doctors gave her mom methotrexate to abort.

How the Recession Has Affected Your Kids in an Unexpected Way
Kids live out their parents’ financial stresses, according to a new study. That is, your money problems today could hurt them tomorrow.

Dad Raps About Wife’s Labor Contractions: Can Humor Ease the Pain of Delivery?
Rap improv during labor? Maybe this dad knows that laughter can help relieve stress and ease pain.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

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Block of OTC Morning-After Pill Sparks Debate
The Obama administration’s top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms.

Economic Strain Harms Parent-Child Relationship
University of Missouri researchers discovered parents who experience financial problems and depression are less likely to feel connected to their children, and their children are less likely to engage in prosocial behaviors, such as volunteering or helping others.

MyAutismTeam: A New Site for Families With Autism
MyAutismTeam, which slipped from beta-dom into official launch mode this week, is more than just a repository of recommendations about local therapists and accommodating Taekwondo studios and barbers; it’s also a social-media destination.

Headaches Common in Kids Months After Brain Injury
Kids who have a concussion or other traumatic brain injury are more likely to develop headaches for up to a year afterward than children who have had a bodily injury, according to a new study.

Arsenic in Rice May Pose Risk for Pregnant Women
Pregnant women who eat rice regularly may expose themselves and their fetuses to too much arsenic, possibly putting them at risk of premature births, researchers from Dartmouth College said.

Obese Pregnant Women Can Safely Diet: Study
Obese pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain by watching what they eat, an analysis of several clinical trials suggests.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

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Working Moms Multitask Way More than Dads — and Hate It
According to a new study published in the December issue of the journal American Sociological Review, working moms not only multitask more frequently than working dads but also experience more negative emotions.

Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats
Child safety and booster seats protect children of all weights, including those on the heavy side. That’s the finding of a new study that looked at nearly 1,000 children, aged 1 to 8 years, who were involved in crashes.

Children with HIV in Asia Resistant to AIDS drugs
Teenagers in Asia receiving treatment for HIV are showing early signs of osteoporosis and children as young as five are becoming resistant to AIDS drugs, an anti-AIDS group said on Thursday, urging more attention be given to young HIV patients.

Poor Economy Leaves More Children at Risk
About 1.7 million Texas children — 26 percent of the total population — live below the federal poverty level, according to United States census data released this week.

Exam Cheating on Long Island Hardly a Secret
Charges that 20 students took SAT or ACT tests for others, or paid a test-taker, reflect the college admissions rat race.

Oops! Kentucky Dad Leaves Baby in Grocery Cart
Police say a central Kentucky father trying to load groceries and his three children into a vehicle after a shopping trip forgot one thing — his 6-month-old infant.

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New Website Offers Financial Advice Just for Moms

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Baby on Board Bootcamp

From buying diapers to paying college tuition, raising children is expensive. But even though making big financial decisions has always been a part of parenthood, there are new tools to help with the often overwhelming task of managing your family’s finances.

LearnVest, a site dedicated to helping women take control of their financial future, has just launched LV Moms. The site’s new category is designed to help women make the financial and budgeting decisions that accompany motherhood. They have everything from how to save on Halloween costumes, to how to choose a guardian for your children.

Parents has teamed up with LV Moms to offer a 10-day Baby on Board email “bootcamp” that will help you financially prepare for having a baby. Sign up for the Baby on Board program and see what else LV Moms has to offer today!

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

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In Tough Economy, Americans Having Fewer Babies
A decline in fertility rates that began in 2008 is closely linked to financial woes that started at the same time, said a new Pew Research Center report issued Wednesday.

What Makes Teachers Come Knocking
Once taboo, home visits are now more common for teachers trying to connect with withdrawn families.

Brain Growth, Not Size, Predicts IQ in Preterm Babies
How fast a baby’s brain grows, rather than how large it is, predicts the child’s mental abilities later in life, a new study of preterm infants suggests.

Parents Up in Arms Against Marijuana-Shaped Candy
A brand of gummy candy is sour-apple flavored and doesn’t contain cannabis, but some parents and activists are outraged over its leaf shape.

Car-Safety Group: Half of Child Booster Seats Pose Risks
Half of children’s car booster seats aren’t good enough to ensure a proper fit with safety belts, a safety group funded by the insurance industry says in a report out Thursday.

Lawmakers Attack US Plan to Limit Food Ads to Kids
Republican lawmakers Wednesday attacked an Obama administration proposal for limiting food advertising to children even as the team behind the plan offered concessions to food and beverage makers.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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Move over dad: Mom’s better at soothing baby’s pain
Preemies show less pain when mom holds them than when dad tries to comfort them, according to a new study of babies having blood drawn at the hospital.

Nutrient powder may fight anemia in kids
Kids given extra iron, zinc and vitamin A were one third less likely to be anemic, study finds.

What teachers really want to tell parents
Ron Clark, a teacher who started his own school, asks parents to work with teachers for the sake of their kids.

Are Parents Changing Kids’ Diapers Less Often to Save Money?
Over the past couple of years, sales of disposable diapers have fallen at the same time that diaper rash cream sales have increased.

Children excluded from school shopping?
Only 56 percent of parents say they’re bringing their kids along for back-to-school shopping this year, down from 80 percent last year, according to marketing data firm America’s Research Group.

Bilingual Homes Help Babies Exercise Their Brain: Study
Babies living in bilingual homes have a longer period of time when their brain is flexible to different languages than infants living where just one language is spoken, researchers say.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

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Ed VINCI Tab: Soft-sided Android-based tablet for toddlers
Feeling reluctant to hand that shiny new iPad over to junior? The VINCI Tab might be the answer – it’s an Android 2.3-based 7-inch tablet with a tempered-glass display and soft edges that’s been designed specifically for children of up to four years.

Hospitals need to do more to help moms breastfeed
Hospitals could and should do a lot more to help women succeed at breastfeeding, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Indiana parents with truant kids may face criminal charges
Parents of young children who don’t show up for school in Indiana’s capital may face criminal charges under a new program announced on Wednesday by Marion County Prosecutor Terry R. Curry.

Parents’ Conflicts Affect Adopted Infants’ Sleep
New parents often report sleep as being the most problematic of their child’s behavior. Neiderhiser and colleagues found that poor sleep patterns in children from ages 9 to 18 months are likely influenced by conflict in their parents’ marriage, the researchers report in the current issue of Child Development.

Franklin Township parents have to pay to bus kids to school
Amanda Adams just spent $220 to get her children to and from Kitley Elementary School — about 10 miles round trip — in August and September.

Foreclosed family camps in back yard
Imagine using a hose to brush your teeth and shower. Your shed is a closet, and you sleep in a tent in triple-digit temperatures.

Children Hit Hard by Economic Recession as ‘Kidflation’ Soars, Report Santander
The rate of inflation for goods and services most commonly bought by children has risen at a rate 68 per cent faster than inflation (RPI) as a whole over the past three years.

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