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Lisa Irwin ’
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Parents’ New Toy Debate: Buy or Rent?
Spending money on toys that may only momentarily capture their interest is a definite gamble, however parents can now turn to toy rental services, to keep their kids, and wallets happy.
Parents to Boomerang Kids: Your Allowance or My Retirement?
Research conducted last spring on behalf of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) found that 42% of U.S adults aged 18-39 who were not students were receiving or had received financial help from their parents.
Memphis YMCA Head ‘Gut-Punched’ by Child Sex Abuse Claims Against Ex-coach
The leader of a Memphis-based YMCA group said he felt “gut-punched” by a televised report in which two men alleged a former coach with that organization had sexually abused them as boys.
Baby Lisa Look-a-Like Draws Attention
Since the disappearance of a baby girl in nearby Missouri, a Kansas mother says she has been asked to prove the identity of her child.
The Joy of Feeding, Without All the Parental Angst
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Scientists do know that the number of obese children has been on the increase. But not the proportion of those under age 2 whose weight-for-length curve is at the 95th percentile or above — that has held pretty steady since 1999.
Monday, October 17th, 2011
Missouri National Guard Joins Search For Missing Baby Lisa Irwin
Missouri National Guard officials joined the search for a Kansas City baby on Sunday, one day after investigators reportedly found soiled diapers and baby wipes in the area of a vacant home near the missing girl’s residence.
Profanity on TV Linked to Foul-Mouthed Kids
Is TV turning our kids into fountains of four-letter words? Maybe so, says a new study that finds a link between foul-mouthed inner-city children and profanity-ridden shows and video games.
Risk of Autism Is Five Times Higher in Low-Birthweight Babies
Low-birthweight babies are at risk for all sorts of motor and cognitive delays, and researchers have just added autism to the list. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania finds that premature babies weighing less than 4.5 lbs. at birth are five times more likely than babies born at a normal weight to have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Pediatric Experts Expand ADHD Guidelines to Include Preschoolers and Older Teens
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines for diagnosing and treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers as young as 4. Previous guidelines, issued in 2000 and 2001, focused on children aged 6 to 12, but the new recommendations expand the targeted age group to 4 to 18 to include both preschoolers and older teens.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
CNN Study: Schoolyard Bullies Not Just Preying on the Weak
A new study commissioned by CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°” found that the stereotype of the schoolyard bully preying on the weak doesn’t reflect reality in schools.
‘Unions’ Empower Parents to Push for Reform
Shoehorned into a small living room in a South Los Angeles apartment, a dozen parents discuss why their kids’ school ranks as one of the worst in the nation’s second-largest school district.
Parents Arrested for Sneaking Kids into Better Schools
Parents in four different states have been arrested this last year for sending their children to public schools outside their boundaries, according to a recent op-ed by Micheal Flaherty.
When Your Baby Disappears — And All Eyes Turn To You
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It can’t be any fun being the mother of missing baby Lisa Irwin right now. First, Deborah Bradley discovered her 10-month-old blue-eyed daughter was missing from the family’s Missouri home. Then, all eyes turned to her.