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Your Child’s Top 3 Classroom Fears: A Back-to-School Infographic

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Is your child heading to school for the first time? Or heading back to new classrooms with new teachers? We polled our Facebook readers with the question, “What scares your child the most about going to school?”  Not surprisingly, a majority of kids were worried about not being able to make friends.

Based on the answers, we created this fun infographic to show your children’s top 3 fears, plus tips on how to help them ease into school.

For more ideas for gear, clothes, and lunches, visit our Back to School page: parents.com/back-to-school

Also, check out our Back to School board on Pinterest to start pinning fun images (like this infographic!): pinterest.com/parentsmagazine/school-education-tips-parents-magazine/

Parents Back to School 2012 Infographic

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, June 4th, 2012

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Premature Babies Have Higher Mental Illness Risk
Babies born prematurely have a much higher risk of developing severe mental disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder and depression, according to a study to be published on Monday.

FDA Warns About Benzocaine in Baby Pain Gels
A new consumer update released by the Food and Drug Administration says babies and benzocaine–an ingredient found in many over the counter pain gels and liquids–don’t mix.

Facebook Mulls Letting Kids Under 13 Aboard
Facebook’s 13-and-up age cut-off could soon be a thing of the past.

Most New Moms Don’t Meet Own Breastfeeding Goals
Two thirds of new mothers who intended to breastfeed exclusively for several months or more didn’t meet their own goals in a new study.

Obama Writes Note to Excuse Boy from School
When a Minnesota fifth-grader skipped school to see his father introduce President Obama at a campaign event, he received the excuse note of a lifetime, personally written by the president himself.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

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The Facebook-Free Baby
Are you a mom or dad who’s guilty of ‘oversharenting’? The cure may be to not share at all.

Child Care Cost Hikes Derailing Women’s Careers
At a time when women’s issues have become a political football in the national arena, many states have been chipping away at funds aimed at supporting working mothers and families, even as federal subsidies are drying up and the cost of child care is climbing.

Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide?
Styles of baby names, it seems, are nearly as different in various parts of the country as voting habits. More progressive communities, Laura Wattenberg says, tend to favor more old-fashioned names. Parents in more conservative areas come up with names that are more creative or androgynous.

Crib Products May Be Deadly, Experts Say
There’s a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying more and more babies are suffocating while sleeping, and they’re warning parents to keep cribs empty.

High School Teens Make “No Tanning” Pledge Before Prom
Students at Maynard High School in Massachusetts made good on a “no tanning before prom” pledge at the event last Friday.

Parents Beware: If Your Teens Party, You Could Pay the Price
States have different “social host laws” and under some of them, a parent can face criminal charges and hefty fines if an accident occurs as a result of any underage drinking at your home. Even if, say, you’re away on vacation and have no idea that anything is going down in the first place.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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Number of Biracial Babies Soars Over Past Decade
The number of mixed-race babies has soared over the past decade, new census data show, a result of more interracial couples and a cultural shift in how many parents identify their children in a multiracial society.

Unplanned Pregnancies Common in Women in Their 20s
More than two-thirds of pregnancies in unmarried 20-something women between 2001 and 2008 were unplanned, a new study finds.

Parents Wary of Childhood Vaccines? Here’s How to Persuade Them
Doctors need to step up their p.r. game if they’re going to counter the anti-immunization tide, says a new Mayo Clinic study that offers talking points on how to respond to parents’ fears.

Posts on Facebook Lead to ACLU Lawsuit
The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting the expulsion of three eighth-graders in northwest Indiana for what their school said were Facebook comments about which classmates they would most like to kill.

Will Divorce Ceremonies Make Parents’ Split Easier on Kids?
Some experts are saying divorce ceremonies are the newest way to help children get through their parents’ break-up, and for adults to take that first positive step toward co-parenting together.

Teen Girls Take More Risks Behind Wheel, Study Finds
A new study suggests that teen girls are far more likely than boys to engage in distracted driving behavior.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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‘Five S’s’ Can Keep Babies Calm During Shots
The pain and tears that infants experience after getting routine immunizations can be significantly reduced with a popular technique for calming fussy babies, a new study finds.

IRS Makes Gay Parents ‘Lie,’ Shortchanging 2 Million Children
Married same-sex couples cannot file jointly, and instead must misrepresent themselves as “single” on their federal tax forms, sacrificing the $1,000 deduction for married couples.

Stores, and More, for Breast-Feeding Moms
A small but growing niche of the baby-care industry offers not only the latest products, but also education and camaraderie.

Life Stressors Increase Obesity Risk in Young Girls
When young girls live in a stressful home where violence, depression or other disruptions are common they are more likely to become obese by age 5, compared to children raised in more stable homes.

Kids Who Play ‘Choking Game’ May Take Other Risks, Too
Kids who play the so-called “choking game” are more likely to engage in other risky behaviors, including sex, substance use and gambling, a new study of middle schoolers finds.

Moms See Themselves as Facebook’s Savviest Users: Survey
On Thursday, marketing firm Performics released its study of 3,000 active U.S. social networkers, and found moms were more proficient than other women at getting information from Facebook.

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Create an Easter E-Card and Enter to Win $500

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Lego Easter Contest

Less than two weeks until Easter! It’s time to dye eggs, eat chocolate bunnies, and force your toddler to wait in a long line to meet a stranger in a scary bunny costume.

Wait, you don’t like overpaying for a photo of your child screaming on a stranger’s lap? Try something new this year and skip the mall and make an adorable Easter photo right from your home.

It’s easy, just head over to the Parents Facebook page and:

1. Upload a photo or choose one from Facebook.

2. Pick from three cute options to frame your little one.

3. Share the fun on Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Not only is this adorable photo free, it might even make you money! One lucky person will win $500 for her photo.

Hoppy Easter!

Official Contest Rules
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“Like” Parents on Facebook for Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

slowcooker recipesWe love our Facebook fans and  know that they love their slow cookers (and us, of course!). That’s why we’re offering a  free PDF of slow cooker  recipes on the “Fan Exclusive” tab of our Facebook page. Not a fan? Just “Like” us and the recipes are all yours. Enjoy!

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, February 24th, 2012

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Sudden OCD in Kids? Culprit May Be Strep Throat, Other Infections
Brendan Wooldridge, 10, of St. Louis, was diagnosed with PANDAS nearly a year ago after suffering with OCD and other disorders linked to strep throat infections he had as a toddler.

Trying to Find a Cry of Desperation Amid the Facebook Drama
Mental health experts say that dark postings by adolescents should not be hastily dismissed because they can serve as an early warning system for timely intervention.

Over-Reactive Parenting Linked to Negative Emotions and Problem Behavior in Toddlers
Researchers have found that parents who anger easily and over-react are more likely to have toddlers who act out and become upset easily.

Seattle Boy Who Accidentally Shot Third-Grade Classmate Charged, Judge to Decide Whether Case Proceeds
Preliminary charges have been filed against the third-grade boy accused of accidentally shooting his 8-year-old classmate in their Seattle-area school.

Colleges Worry That Court Could Make Diversity Harder to Maintain
The Supreme Court’s reconsideration of race as a factor in college admissions comes only nine years after a case that upheld the practice.

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