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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Stores to Recall 150,000 Nap Nanny Recliners After Deaths
Four national retailers agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. (via Associated Press)

Kindness Is Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children
Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside. (via ScienceDaily)

U.S. Jolted by Russia’s Proposed Adoption Ban
Waiting to give orphans from Russia a new home, American families are worried about an adoption ban that the Russia parliament has approved. (via USA Today)

TIME’s Breastfeeding Cover Mom Has No Regrets
The infamous pose she struck in May for TIME Magazine standing hand on hip while she breast-fed her 3-year-old son as he stood on a chair, landed her as much publicity as any supermodel. (via Today)

After Newtown, Some Parents Impose (Toy) Gun Control
As the nation debates gun policy following the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., some parents are imposing a different kind of gun control in their own homes: They are taking away their children’s toy guns. (via Today)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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
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)

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12 Weeks to a Healthier Family

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

family-hopscotchAt Parents, we’re excited to share the launch of our 12 Weeks to a Healthier Family initiative.  With the help of doctors from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), we developed a 12-week program to help your family get fitter, healthier, and happier.

By following four simple steps (fitness, nutrition, health, and happiness) each week, you and your family will develop smart habits in just three months.  In addition to reading the goals in our magazine (the March, April, and May issues), you can track the ones you have accomplished in our new online tool.  We created an easy-to-use  goal tracker that allows you to read each week’s tips and record the ones you are working on. 

Simply go to www.parents.com/12weeks and click “Get Started!” to register for the goal tracker.  You can sign up for our new 12 Weeks to a Healthier Family newsletter to receive weekly goal reminders and healthy recipes. Plus, you can enter to win a family vacation for four to Maui worth more than $8,000!

Once you’re in the goal tracker, you can click on the “Tried It?” buttons located next to each goal so the goals will be  recorded.  To see all the goals you have tried or not tried, click on the “All Goals” tab.  You can also visit your Parents.com community profile to see your goals recorded in the “Mom’s Notebook” tab.  Just look for the “My Healthier Family Goals” section on that tab.

Remember to come back every week to see the latest week’s goals!  So inspire your family to start having fun and getting fit!

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