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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Nation’s First Sex-Ed Standardized Testing Shows Students’ Gaps
Results from the first-ever standardized test about sex-education shows that fifth- and eighth-graders have a lot to learn about their bodies. (via ABC News)

Confirmation That Studying and Child Labor Are Incompatible, Study Finds
Labor conditions, the amount of hours and working during the morning are the factors that most negatively affect the academic development of children who work, researchers find. (via ScienceDaily)

What Parents Need to Know About Facebook’s New Privacy Controls
Facebook changed its privacy settings on Wednesday and it’s important to know what the new changes mean for users, especially your digitally-connected children. (via Mashable)

Less Post-Partum Depression Among Married Women, Study Finds
Women who are married suffer less partner abuse, substance abuse or post-partum depression around the time of pregnancy than women who are cohabitating or do not have a partner, a new study has found. (via ScienceDaily)

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Discuss Keeping the Romance in Your Relationship After Having Kids

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Many couples experience a slump in their relationships and sex lives after Baby arrives — with all the minutiae of daily life and caring for kids, it can be hard to squeeze in time for intimacy with your other half.

In light of this issue, a provocative question has been raised: Should wives prioritize their husbands over their kids?

According to a recent YourTango survey, 50% of experts say yes. And while 80% of experts surveyed say couples become happier as their children age, 78% say couples with kids were most sexually satisfied before the birth of their first child.

Do you agree?

Weigh in on this heated topic via today’s Twitter party, hosted by @YourTango and @YTExperts between 2 and 4 PM EST. YourTango, experts, and other parents will be on hand to provide commentary and insight. All you have to do is log on and search #LoveAfterKids in the Twitter search bar (make sure you select “All Tweets” so you can see everyone’s tweets). To ask questions or post responses, include #LoveAfterKids in each of your tweets.

We hope to see you there!

For more about love and sex after baby, check out the following on

Image: Couple laying in bed, via Shutterstock

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

CDC: Nearly 1 in 4 Babies Born to Unwed Cohabitors
Health officials say nearly 1 in 4 babies are born to unmarried couples who are living together, a significant jump from a decade ago.

Forget Parent Error: Car Designs Make Seats Hard to Install
A new study says what many of us have suspected all along: Improper installation is not our fault! Blame the car design industry.

Argentine ‘Miracle’ Baby Found Alive After Death Declaration
One-week-old Luz Milagros Veron is Argentina’s miracle baby. Pronounced dead after her premature birth, the baby withstood more than 10 hours in a morgue refrigerator before being found alive.

Are Over-the-Counter Bug Bite Treatments Useless?
The Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) released a report on Wednesday finding that after reviewing the evidence, there was little support for the use of over-the-counter remedies for bug bites.

‘Hunger Games’ Among Books Most Challenged by Parents
The more popular “The Hunger Games” trilogy becomes, the more reasons some parents and educators have found to question whether it belongs on library shelves.

Alicia Silverstone: ‘Very glad’ She Posted Pre-Chewed Food Video
Alicia Silverstone came under fire recently when the actress posted a video of herself feeding her son pre-chewed food directly from her mouth. Yet despite all the attention, the actress stands by her motherly decision.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Obama Backs Restrictions on Morning-After Pill
President Obama said Thursday that he supported the Department of Health and Human Services overruling an FDA decision to allow an emergency morning-after contraceptive pill to be sold to girls younger than 17 without a prescription.

We Are the Median: Carefully Budgeting for Food, Health Care Costs
A family is living with a very careful budget – on the nation’s median income of about $50,000 a year.

Study: Abortion Doesn’t Raise Mental Illness Risk
Abortion does not increase a woman’s chance of developing mental health problems, according to the largest study ever to investigate the issue.

To Keep Marriage Healthy When Baby Comes, Share Housework
A survey identifies traits, like generosity, that help couples buck the trend toward marital discord once baby arrives.

U.S. to Test Therapy to Prevent Birth Defects
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is set to launch a large trial using antibodies to test a way to prevent birth defects, such as blindness and deafness, caused by mothers passing a common virus to their unborn babies.

The Teenage Babysitter, Replaced by Older Pros
Despite the cost, some parents are turning to career nannies, who come with references and experience, rather than the 15-year-old down the street, even if the need is for just a few hours on a weekend night.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Minority babies almost the majority
White infants are on the verge of being displaced as the majority of newborns now that nearly half of babies in the USA are ethnic and racial minorities.

Marriage, divorce rates higher in the South, lower in Northeast
Where you live may influence your attitudes and actions toward marriage and divorce more than you think, suggests a federal report out today that gives the clearest picture in 20 years about the evolution of marriage and divorce across the USA.

How to Fix Our Math Education
There is widespread alarm in the United States about the state of our math education. All this worry, however, is based on the assumption that there is a single established body of mathematical skills that everyone needs to know to be prepared for 21st-century careers

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Need A Laugh? Press Play!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Hey, you’ve gotta love a 5-year-old who knows what she wants. Enjoy!


 This video was posted courtesy of AnnaGraceMusic.

Plus, be sure to check out:

Happy Parents, Happy Kids

What’s So Funny?

Which Traits Will Your Kid Inherit?

The 50 Best Movies for Kids

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup3 ways to lower breast cancer risk, despite your DNA: Women who make healthy lifestyle choices lower their risk of developing invasive breast cancer, regardless of whether they have a family history of the disease, according to a new study. [MSNBC]

Adoptions from Ethiopia rise, bucking global trend: As the overall number of international adoptions by Americans plummets, one country — Ethiopia — is emphatically bucking the trend, sending record numbers of children to the U.S. while winning praise for improving orphans’ prospects at home. [MSNBC]

For gay youths, middle school can be toughest time: Coming out at impressionable age makes students a target for bullies. [MSNBC]

Women with epilepsy may have a harder time conceiving: A study in the journal Neurology finds women with epilepsy may have a harder time conceiving than women without the disorder.  Epilepsy results from the generation of electrical signals inside the brain, causing recurring seizures. [Paging Dr. Gupta/CNN]

The evolution of love: 5 ways to keep your marriage alive: We live in a world where the word divorce is rampant. However, for the fifty percent who don’t make it, there is another half who has kept their marriage alive. iMag interviewed couples that are at different stages of their married life, from one to 39 years, to see what the secrets are to staying together happily. [Fox News]

Siblings of autistic children may also have subtle traits: As many as one in five siblings of children with autism may have subtler problems with language and speech, according to new research involving nearly 3,000 children. [Business Week]

Down Syndrome births are down in U.S.: More than 90 percent of women carrying a child with Down Syndrome choose to end their pregnancies, but parents raising these kids say they’re a “gift.” (This article is a bit older, but I thought it was still very striking.) [ABC News]

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