Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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
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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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Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Rabbi Nachman and Itta Kletzky, the parents of Leiby Kletzky, released their first public statement yesterday on Chabad.org. The Kletzkys thank all the friends, neighbors, volunteers, local and federal agents, and others who provided help, prayers, and support during a time of tragedy.
In addition, the Kletzkys exhort and encourage others to preserve their son’s memory in four ways (excerpts below):
Spread acts of lovingkindness. Let us perpetuate the feeling of collective responsibility and love expressed during the search for Leiby. An additional act of kindness toward your neighbor, or to those less fortunate than you, can go a long, long way toward perfecting our world.
Always give gratitude. In Leiby’s memory, when you wake up each morning take a few moments to pray and reflect and thank G‑d for giving us life.
Remember to light a candle. On Friday evening, please give a few coins to charity and light the candles before sunset with our beloved Leiby in mind.
Participate in a memorial fund. Help people in dire need (www.leibykletzkymemorialfund.com), to channel the lovingkindness shown to us and our dear Leiby toward many, many others in need.
Read the complete statement on Chabad.org.
Read an expert’s advice on how parents can help kids stay safe and alert.
Photo of Leiby Kletzky originally featured on Chabad.org.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day may have passed, but the important values that surround his legacy continue to live on. He encouraged understanding, peace, justice, and honesty among people.
He also advocated for treating everyone as equals regardless of physical, social, or economic reasons.
Nurture important values such as kindness, compassion, and empathy in your children. Here are guides to help your kids continue Martin Luther King’s dreams for a better tomorrow.
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