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Monday, August 6th, 2012
Violent Cartoons Linked to Sleep Problems in Preschoolers
Swapping Batman for Big Bird could help young kids sleep better, a new study found. The study of sleep habits among 565 preschool-age children found that those who tuned in to age-appropriate educational programs were less likely to have sleep problems than those who watched sparring superheroes or slapstick scenes meant for slightly older kids. (via ABC News)
A White Dad Does His Black Daughter’s Hair, and the Internet Smiles
The little family moments are often the ones we wind up treasuring over the years. Usually, they’re lost in the shuffle of daily life, but sometimes they’re captured on camera. And sometimes, those pictures capture the hearts of people everywhere. Such is the case of a picture posted on Facebook by Frank Somerville, a TV news anchor in Oakland, CA. (via MSNBC)
Parents Get Physical With Unruly Kids, Study Finds
Parents get physical with their misbehaving children in public much more than they show in laboratory experiments and acknowledge in surveys, according to one of the first real-world studies of caregiver discipline. (via Science Daily)
Gold Medal Mom: ‘I Felt Selfish’ Training for Olympics
For every woman who feels like she’s had to scale back her personal ambitions since becoming a mother, gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong has a message: Don’t give up on your dreams. (via Today.com)
Motherhood May Make You Smarter, New Study Says
In the study, women who were new mothers scored better on tests of visuospatial memory — the ability to perceive and remember information about their surroundings — compared with women who didn’t have children. (via MSNBC)
Growing Up Grateful Gives Teens Multiple Mental Health Benefits
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Grateful teens are more likely than their less grateful peers to be happy, less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and less likely to have behavior problems at school, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Convention. (via Science Daily)
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Friday, March 30th, 2012
Paul Mitchell has created a new line for men called Mitch, and it’s a great addition to an already praise-worthy brand. The line is geared for men that like slick design and clean–not overpowering–scents. I recently tested the Double Hitter 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, and it really knocked it out of the park. The shampoo has a clean soap smell. It also has amazing lather, worthy of any sudsy shampoo commercial. After rinsing, my hair felt clean, but not dry–definitely a plus for having the conditioner in the same bottle.
I also tested two of the styling products (well, I tested one and had a dad test the other). I currently have the Don Draper haircut so I tried Barber’s Classic Pomade, which has moderate hold and high shine. It worked easily into my hair and provided enough hold to keep my hair in place while still having some flexibility. It is very lightly scented and kept my hair looking shiny all day. My dad tester used the Clean Cut styling cream, which has medium hold with a semi-matte finish. He goes for the natural disheveled look, and this cream worked well for him. He said it was easiest to use when his hair was dry and that it held his hair up all day without looking styled.
Overall, these products from Mitch stepped up to the plate and did exactly what they said they would. The Double-Hitter shampoo retails for $15.50, and both styling products go for $16.99. You can find these products and the rest of the line at a local retailer by visiting www.mitchtheman.com.
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Friday, February 11th, 2011
Your child will fall in love with this hairstyle, perfect for Valentine’s Day–a heart braid!
I came across this very sweet and unique braid in a new book, “Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair: The Cutest Cuts and Sweetest Hairstyles to Do at Home” by Cozy Friedman. Cozy Friedman is the experienced hairstylist and owner of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids hair salons in New York City, salons that are just for kids. As a mother of two, Cozy also has a line of hair products, So Cozy Hair Care for Children.
Her book is a comprehensive guide to hair, with explainers on hair types to recommendations for hairstyling tools and products to solutions for hair emergencies (gum, green hair, and lice). There are also chapters devoted to everday and special occasion hairstyles.
The heart braid is perfect for girls with medium to long hair of different hair types–straight, wavy, or curly. For moms who are experienced braiders, this hairstyle should take 15 minutes, and requires only combs, hair clips, and ponytail holders. You can check out step-by-step instructions for creating the heart braid on Cozy’s site. An upcoming slideshow on Parents.com will also feature step-by-step instructions for creating another hairstyle, the Ballerina Chignon.
Happy Heart Day!
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Monday, March 15th, 2010
Hairdos, that is. I recently learned about a book with a hilarious concept behind it. Does Your Daughter Have Dad Hair? A Step-by-Step Guide for Dads is meant to teach fathers how to deal with their little girls’ hair, and includes color instructional photographs and info on the “psychology of the father-daughter bond.” My husband has declared himself exempt from all hairstyling duties when it comes to my older daughter’s hair, which is fine with me considering what happened when I went on a business trip when she was about 2 1/2. (That’s her in the top photo, which made me laugh so hard when he texted it to me that I cried. Below it is a more recent and accurate picture of her lovely curls.)
Anyway, this book strikes me as a direct reflection of our modern dual-parenting life. Here’s one great endorsement from a retired member of the U.S. Army Infantry: “After Desert Storm and two tours in Iraq I never imagined that something as simple as my daughters’ hair would be my undoing. All of my training left me ill-equipped to deal with this problem. Thanks to this book my daughters are no longer ashamed to go to school.”
Does your daughter’s hair ever get styled by Dad? Does she fare better than my girl did?
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Thursday, February 5th, 2009
I came across this story on Mom Logic today about whether or not chemical hair straightening is okay for an 8-year-old. I don't think I even brushed my hair at that age, so to me this seems just absurd. But the age to start primping keeps getting younger and younger, so maybe I shouldn't be too shocked.
What do you guys think? Is it safe- and even sane- to let young girls go to such lengths to change their appearance?
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008
My 3-year-old daughter still puts up a major fuss at bathtime because she hates having her hair washed. She insists that water gets in her eyes even when we’re holding two washcloths over them. We never had much success with flexible shampoo visors because they were too big for her little head. We recently tried the new Lil Rinser, and it worked surprisingly well. ("Wow, I want to use this every time!" she said.) It creates a watertight seal and has a soft rim inside that keeps water away from your child’s face but lets it run down over her head and hair. Depending on how big your child’s head is, you might have to press the sides in a little for a good fit, but this is definitely better than anything else we’ve tried.
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