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Friday, April 27th, 2012
Lawyer: Autistic Boy’s Teacher Didn’t Call Him ‘Bastard’
The former teacher of an autistic boy allegedly mistreated by staff at a New Jersey school did not call him “a bastard” or make other harsh comments that were secretly recorded by the child’s father, her lawyer said in a statement.
Mexican Woman Pregnant With Nine Babies, Report Says
A Mexican woman is pregnant with nine babies – six girls and three boys – the country’s main broadcaster Televisa reported on Thursday night.
Missing Children in U.S. Nearly Always Make it Home Alive
Anxiety over two cases of missing children in the news this week – New York’s Etan Patz and Arizona’s Isabel Mercedes Celis – masks an encouraging development in the search for U.S. boys and girls who disappear: More than 99 percent now return home alive.
Can Addictive Behaviors Be Predicted in Preschool?
Children’s behavior at age 3 offers some surprising clues about their risk of developing addictive behaviors like problem gambling or drug misuse in their 30s, according to data from an ongoing study of nearly 1,000 people in New Zealand.
Colicky Babies May Be Having Early Migraines
Frequent, unexplained crying in infants, known as colic, may be an early sign of migraine headaches, a new study suggests.
Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm
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Children who are bullied are three times more likely than others to self-harm by the time they are 12 years old, according to a new study.
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Nurse Accused in Baby Abduction, Mom Death Due in Court
A nurse who had suffered a miscarriage was desperate to find a child, so she went exactly where she knew she could find one: the suburban Houston clinic where she had taken her three children for checkups, authorities say.
Report Estimates 8 Million Children Hurt by Foreclosures
Five years into the foreclosure crisis, an estimated 2.3 million children have lived in homes lost to foreclosure, according to a report from First Focus, a Washington, D.C-based bipartisan advocacy group focused on families.
Think Carrots, Not Candy as School Snack, Group Suggests
Junk food may soon be hard to buy at American public schools as the U.S. government readies new rules requiring healthier foods to be sold beyond the cafeteria – a move most parents support, according to a poll released on Thursday.
Kindergartner Handcuffed, Taken to Police Station After Allegedly Throwing Tantrum — and Furniture
The family of a 6-year-old Georgia girl is upset at police and school officials after the girl was handcuffed and taken to a police station for allegedly throwing furniture, tearing items off the walls and knocking over a shelf, which injured the principal.
New York Girl, 7, Credited With Alerting Parents to House Fire
A 7-year-old New York girl is being hailed as a hero for saving her family by alerting them to a fire that destroyed their home.
Baby Bonus: Aussie Company Doubles New Moms’ Salaries
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One of Australia’s biggest companies, Insurance Australia Group, is instituting a new, super-generous maternity policy.
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Abducted Baby Found After Mom Slain in Texas
The mother of a woman who was shot to death as her newborn son was snatched from her arms outside a suburban pediatric center near Houston said her daughter died “trying to save her baby.”
Parents of Dead Toddler Settle Tainted Wipes Lawsuit
The parents of a toddler who died after contracting a rare bacterial infection blamed on contaminated medical wipes have settled their lawsuit against the Wisconsin firms that made them.
Exposure to Air Pollution in Pregnancy May Boost Chances of Obesity in Kids
In a study published this week in the American Journal of Epidemiology, scientists at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University found that exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may be associated with a greater chance of having heavier kids.
Boy Who Inspired Thousands to Join Bone Marrow Registry Dies
A 5-year-old boy whose story inspired thousands of people to become bone marrow donors died Monday after a lifelong battle with a rare immune disorder, the Boston Herald reported.
Parents Force Girl to Wear ‘I like to Steal’ Sign
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Two parents in southwestern Illinois took the punishment of their 8-year-old daughter public by forcing her to wear a sign that read: “I like to steal from others and lie about it.”
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Brain Injuries in Childhood Have Lasting Effects on Learning
Brain injuries can lead to widespread deficits in a range of functions — from language to motor skills and cognition — and the effects may be longer-lasting than researchers thought, especially in young children who suffer traumatic blows to the head.
Should Parents Lose Custody of Super Obese Kids?
Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation’s most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases.
Anxiety, Other Disorders More Common in Autism
Autism tends to go hand in hand with a variety of other mental and behavioral conditions in kids, suggests a new study that highlights the fuzzy nature of autism diagnoses themselves.
Lots of Fun in the Sun, but Little Use of Sunscreen by Kids
The majority of pre-adolescents don’t regularly use sunscreen, according to a new study, despite the fact that many of them suffered sunburns at some point during their childhood, which increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life.
Tiny Baby Melinda Star Guido Heading Home
At birth, Melinda Star Guido weighed less than a can of soda – only 9 1/2 ounces. After spending close to the first five months of her life at the hospital, she’s headed home.
Girl Who Outsmarted Alleged Kidnapper: ‘I Got my Fight From Daddy’
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A 9-year-old girl is getting credit for her quick thinking and for speaking up after managing to escape from her alleged kidnapper last week.
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Toddler Hit-and-Run Sparks Outrage in China
A video showing a toddler being struck twice by vans and then ignored by passers-by is sparking outrage in China and prompting soul-searching over why people didn’t help the child.
Parents Can Improve Kids’ School Experience
If you’re one of those parents who regularly asks your children, “How was school today?” a noted child psychologist says you deserve the rote answer you often get.
Weight Loss Surgery Benefits Entire Family
Having gastric bypass surgery has a ripple effect that causes family members to lose weight, eat better and exercise more, a new study shows.
Colombian Girl Reunited with Family, but Questions Remain
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It was front-page news on the websites of all the major Colombian media Tuesday: Nhora Valentina Munoz, the 10-year-old daughter of a town mayor, was back home after a kidnapping that lasted 19 days.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
How to negotiate with your kids
Here are some tips to start teaching your kids the fine art of negotiation.
Police: Missing baby, teen sitter found in DC
A 7-month-old Baltimore boy and the 16-year-old girl left in charge of the baby while his father went to the store were found Monday in Washington, more than two days after they disappeared, police said.
Can Technology Prevent the Death of Children Left Behind in Cars?
The Department of Transportation on Tuesday is holding a roundtable to discuss how to prevent the death of children left in hot vehicles. Already, 22 have died of such hyperthermia this year, after last year’s record number of 49.
Police officer catches baby thrown by kidnap suspect
A Chicago police officer was in the right place at the right time early Monday when he caught a baby thrown to him by a kidnapping suspect, according to a report in a local newspaper.
Children send illicit text messages
Children as young as six months are playing with gadgets and youngsters are using their parents’ mobile phones without their knowledge, research has suggested.
Mother-child bond takes stressful toll when kid has ADHD
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Ever since the second day her son went to kindergarten, Penny Williams has worried about him. That’s the day Williams, a real estate broker in Asheville, N.C., got her first call from her child’s teacher. Luke wasn’t ready for school, the teacher told Williams. He couldn’t sit still and didn’t want to participate.