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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, February 13th, 2012

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Supply of a Cancer Drug May Run Out Within Weeks
A crucial medicine to treat childhood leukemia is in such short supply that hospitals across the country may exhaust their stores within the next two weeks, leaving hundreds and perhaps thousands of children at risk of dying from a largely curable disease, federal officials and cancer doctors say.

Children Never Sleep as Much as Experts Suggest, Study Shows
How much sleep should a child get every night? According to the latest review of a century’s worth of sleep recommendations, that answer has changed over the years. But the study found one thing’s for sure: Kids aren’t getting as much shut-eye as experts recommend, but neither did their great grandparents.

Midwives Make Home Births Safer for Babies
Babies born at home are at increased risk for health problems immediately after birth compared with babies born in hospitals, according to a new study. However, a certified midwife may make a difference in the health of babies born at home, the study found.

Dad Punishes Facebook Post with 8 Bullets to Daughter’s Laptop
A video purporting to be the work of an angry father teaching his daughter a lesson by shooting bullets through her laptop is the viral video of day. The father, who identifies himself as Tommy Jordan, says his daughter broke ground rules when using Facebook, and posted disrespectful remarks about him there.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Share First Photos of Baby Blue Ivy!
On Friday, Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z released pictures of their daughter, Blue Ivy, on her own Tumblr page.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

New Sex Education Standards Released
Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender,” according to new sexual education guidelines released Monday by a coalition of health and education groups.

Most Toddler Vaccines Not Linked to Blood Disease
Although the MMR vaccine has been linked to a heightened risk of a rare blood disorder, other childhood vaccines do not appear to be, researchers reported Monday.

Mom’s Dying Wish: Breast Milk for Her Baby. How Nursing Moms Teamed Up to Provide It
Renee Noble, 42, gave birth to baby Violet on Nov. 17; she died on Dec. 15. In that shared span of one month, Noble, a mother of five from Chatham, N.Y., made a wish: that Violet be nourished by breast milk.

Breastfeeding Mom Takes on Facebook Nudity Policy
Facebook and breastfeeding activists are engaged in a battle over the posting of photographs that show mothers feeding their babies.

School Puts Troubled Kids in ‘Scream Room’
Parents, many of whom have children at Farm Hill Elementary School in Middletown, Conn., are outraged about the way the school is dealing with misbehaving students.

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Chat with Taye Diggs on Our Facebook Page

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Have you ever wanted to chat with actor Taye Diggs? Yes? Well, we have great news! On Monday, November 14 fans of our Facebook page can talk with Diggs from 1PM to 2PM EST. 

During the chat, Diggs will answer questions about parenting (his son Walker with wife Idina Menzel is two) and topics touched on in Chocolate Me, his new children’s book about a boy who grows up looking different from everyone around him. In the book, the young boy’s mother helps him learn to love his sweet, chocolate self; and during the chat, Diggs wants to answer your questions about raising a child who might be different.

For more on Diggs’ work-life balance and what he’s learned from his son, read his interview with Allison Winn Scotch on The Balance Sheet.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Thousands of Families Split by US Immigration Efforts
The US drive to expel illegal immigrants has separated more than 5,000 children from their parents, and another 15,000 face a similar fate in the coming years, a study said Wednesday.

The Joys, and Frustrations, of Snow Days in November
Some districts in the New York region, where an October snowstorm caused widespread power failures, may have to shrink spring break or extend the school year.

Debunking the Myth of the ‘Freshman 15′
Contrary to college folklore, the dreaded “freshman 15″ — the notion that students gain 15 lbs. during their first year at school — is a myth, according to a study from Ohio State University.

Teens Don’t Know How to Lose Weight Properly
A study presented by a doctoral student at Temple University found that obese students have great interest in weight loss, but this intent can mean increased smoking and soda drinking.

Parents Help Their Underage Kids Get on Facebook, Survey Finds
A new survey of 1,007 parents has found that 36 percent were aware their children joined Facebook before age 13 and that a substantial percentage of those parents helped their kids lie about their age in order to join the social networking site.

Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Encourage Kids to Smoke More Pot
Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according to new research that compared rates of marijuana use in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the latter state changed its laws.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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OTC Inhalers to be Phased Out to Protect Ozone Layer
Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.

Teachers Say Survey Found 7,000 Classes Overcrowded
The number of overcrowded classes in New York is the largest in 10 years, according to a survey conducted by the teachers union and released on Thursday.

Study Finds Tooth Decay Prevalent Among Alaska Native Children
Alaska Native children in remote villages have rates of tooth decay about four times the national average, a government study showed.

Heavier Children Have More Social Problems – Study
Children who are heavier than their peers at ages four and five are more likely to struggle in their relationships with other children several years later, according to an Australian study.

Maurice Sendak Scares Parents with New Book
Maurice Sendak has released his new book, ‘Bumble-Ardy’. As with ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, some parents are not sure it’s a children’s book.

The Wisdom of Crowds
Couple asks Facebook for help naming baby.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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New York Remembers 9/11: America’s Children Mourn at Ground Zero
Thousands made the early-morning pilgrimage to Ground Zero as, 10 years to the day since the 9/11 attacks, New York remembered the 2,977 victims. Children left without mothers and fathers on 9/11 provided heart-wrenching moments at the memorial service.

SpongeBob May Cause Attention and Learning Problems
The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.

New Federal Rules Target Crib Safety, Durability
A night in a crib shouldn’t be a dangerous thing for a baby, but thousands of injuries occur each year.

Preston County Father Reunites With 2 Children Through Facebook
After searching records in Ohio for more than 25 years to find his children that were put up for adoption 32 years ago, John Johnson can thank the social media outlet for reuniting with his son and daughter.

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Adding Your Unborn Baby on Facebook

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

FacebookMany moms love using Facebook to keep faraway friends and family members up-to-date on their children. Statuses such as “Johnny is getting his first tooth!” and “Susie took her first steps today!” are common in many news feeds. But what if, while scrolling through your Facebook friends’ updates, you read “[Friend] is expecting a child?”

Thanks to Facebook’s newest feature, it will probably only be a matter of time before you will. Expectant parents can now add their unborn child to the list of their relationships on their profile. Parents-to-be can choose to include the name, due date and even an ultrasound picture of their unborn child.

Adding your unborn baby to your relationships on Facebook isn’t all that different than posting a status that you’re expecting, except a status is fleeting. Old statuses are quickly hidden below the “Older Posts” link on your profile as you write new updates. With Facebook’s new feature, your unborn baby is always prominently displayed on your profile.

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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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