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Friday, May 24th, 2013
Playground made from trash gets children back in the swing
Ruganzu Bruno and his troupe of fellow eco-artists created a playground made of recycled materials to raise awareness about environmental degradation. (via CNN)
Pregnancy Hormone May Predict Postpartum-Depression Risk
Levels of a stress hormone released by the placenta could predict a woman’s risk of developing postpartum depression, new research suggests. (via Yahoo! News)
NYC School Principals Send Letter Refusing To Consider Recent State Test In Fall Admissions
Principals around New York City are fighting back against what they see as flawed state tests. (via Huffington Post)
Report: Nation’s kids need to get more physical
The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject. (via Yahoo News)
Parents Argue School Is Violating Separation Of Church And State
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Does teaching yoga in public schools violate the separation of church and state? That’s what two parents are contending in a lawsuit against Encinitas Union School District in California. (via Huffington Post)
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Study: Happy Youngsters More Likely to Grow Into Wealthy Adults
In the first study of its kind, scientists discovered that the happiest kids tend to have greater wealth later in life. (via ScienceDaily)
Children Around Globe Worry About Education, Environment
According to an international poll education, food and the environment are top concerns for children around the globe, and particularly for youngsters growing up in developing countries. (via Reuters)
Study: Soggy Pants Not Parents’ Fault
A new study reveals that the wrong type of toilet training does not lead to incontinence later on. There have traditionally been two methods for toilet-training – parent oriented and child oriented. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests the child-oriented approach, but until now there has been little research to support either. (via NYTimes)
Antibiotics in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids
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A Danish study reveals that children whose mothers took antibiotics while they were pregnant were slightly more likely than other kids to develop asthma. The results don’t prove that antibiotics caused the higher asthma risk, but they support a current theory that the body’s own “friendly” bacteria have a role in whether a child develops asthma, and antibiotics can disrupt those beneficial bugs. (via NBC)
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
It’s the beginning of a new school year, which means lots of brown bags, plastic baggies, and other recyclable materials are being thrown away each day. We found a fun way to not only teach your children the importance of recycling, but also help out their entire school.
Keep America Beautiful is running a nationwide recycling competition, Recycle-Bowl, for elementary, middle, and high school students. The competition runs from October 17 through November 12, but registration is now open on the event’s website. Register your school for the competition and find lots of helpful resources about recycling. Schools participating in the competition division will record the amount of material they recycle each week. At the end of the contest, one school from every state will win $1,000, based on the most recycled material per person per school. An additional $2,500 will be awarded to the top school in the country.
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Friday, October 15th, 2010
These days, everyone is looking for ways to go green. Whether it’s by shopping organic, recycling batteries, or carpooling to work, people around the world are trying their hardest to preserve the environment. Well, Parents.com’s very own Julie Knapp, writing for our friends over at Inhabitots, brings the “waste not, want not” philosophy to new levels as she ponders the use of breast milk in recipes the entire family can enjoy. (After all, some research suggests that adult consumption of breast milk may be beneficial to the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and diarrhea.) From yogurt and butter to risotto and French toast, Knapp tosses out ten clever ways to use leftover breast milk, a controversial practice that’s already taken off in Switzerland and China.
Knapp’s headline asks the burning question: “Yum or Yuck?” Click through the slideshow here and then tell us: What do you think about using breast milk in adult food? Let us know in the comments below!
Are you doing enough to teach your kids about the importance of the environment? Take our quiz to find out!
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