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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

In this dire economy, even the Tooth Fairy is pinching pennies
Getting the Tooth Fairy to pony up in this sagging economy has been like pulling teeth.

Missouri law bans some teacher-student contact on Facebook, other sites
A new law in Missouri that makes it illegal for teachers to privately contact current or former students on Facebook and other social networking sites is not a friend of education, teaching professionals told CNN on Monday.

9-year-old’s memory inspires thousands of charity donations
The 9-year-old who died shortly after trying to raise $300 for 15 people in need has posthumously surpassed her goal thousands of times over.

Parents are feeding babies too much salt: study
Processed foods like bread, gravy, baked beans, cow’s milk and canned spaghetti are contributing to a salt epidemic of mini proportions — namely among eight-month-old babies.

Facebook Lets Expectant Parents Add Their Unborn Child to Friends & Family
Expectant parents can announce the good news to their Facebook friends via a brand new Facebook family member status option.

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Father’s Day

Monday, June 14th, 2010

In our July issue, we’ve got a story called “The New American Dad.” We wanted to explore what life is like for fathers right now. Sure, we know dads are more likely to be involved in their kids’ lives than ever, and that our economy dictates that more dads than before are staying at home with their children—and not always by choice. But our research (and observations, and experience) shows that fatherhood today goes deeper than that. It seems that dads in 2010 are simply expected to step up, pitch in, help out. The tuned-out, clueless father is pretty much an outdated caricature. When you think about the dads you know—not just your own child’s, but the fathers of your friends’ kids as well—would you say that’s a fair statement?

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Friday, April 9th, 2010

When senior citizens sign on to tutor kids, everyone benefits. USA Today

The U.S birth rate fell in 2008 by 2 percent, likely due to the economy, but births to moms over 40 are still rising. The Chicago Tribune

Measles outbreak: when not vaccinating your child leaves her vulnerable to a potentially deadly disease. NPR

If 90 percent of moms exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months, billions of dollars and about 900 lives would be saved, according to new research. Yahoo! News

New lead-control regulations are set to take effect this month that have the potential to seriously reduce lead poisoning in kids. The New York Times

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