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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
You know you have a cute kid. We know you have a cute kid. Isn’t it time the rest of the country sees your cute kid?
We think so, which is why we want you to enter the annual Parents magazine cover contest! It’s easy, just:
Each week for 12 weeks a reader’s choice photo will be picked by our fans. The 12 weekly winners will receive $250 and one will be selected to travel to New York as a contest finalist. Not in the mood to ask friends and family members for votes? Don’t worry, the other nine finalists are all chosen by our judges. One lucky finalist will be chosen to have his picture on an upcoming issue of our magazine.
And even if you don’t make it to New York, we’re going to randomly choose one contest entrant to receive a check for $10,000!
To ensure your cutie gets all the attention he deserves, make sure to read our tips on how to get your kid noticed in photo contests. You have until 8:59 PM CT on June 23, 2012 to enter. Goody luck!
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
This year, we launched an exciting new section on our Back to School page to showcase First Day Photos. We asked mom bloggers across the Web to send us snapshots of their kids as they head off to school. Moms responded enthusastically, and we will be featuring kids of all ages wearing their first-day clothes and smiles until the end of September. Check back every week to view new photos.
In the meantime, read the new content that will help kids and parents transition into the academic year.
Supplies and Styles
Navigating the Classroom
Advice Just for Moms
Getting Educated and Oganized
View Our Complete Back-to-School Guide
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Monday, November 8th, 2010
Many breast-fed babies lack Vitamin D - Although breast milk may be the best source of nutrition for babies it is low in Vitamin D. Newborn babies need 400 international units of Vitamin D a day, and can not get that from breast milk alone. Mothers who have breastfed should also give their child a Vitamin D droplet. This is a simple solution however, only five to thirteen percent of breastfed babies receive these supplements according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. [MSNBC]
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Cute naked photos of tots pose dilemma for parents - It seems that the days when parents could take photos of their baby taking a bath are now over. They have the potential of getting arrested themselves for the exploitation of a minor if they post the nude shots online or in public. [MSNBC]
Kids get an eyeful of fast food marketing – According to researchers from Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity there has been a substantial increase in fast food adds bombarding child audiences, and it seems to be working. Forty percent of children ages 2 to 11 ask their parents to take them to McDonald’s at least once a week, and 15 percent of preschoolers ask to go every single day. [Washington Post]
Mental health visits rise as parent deploys – As multiple deployments become a norm there is a need to investigate their effects on military families as a whole. A new study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics including more than half a million children, released information suggesting that it is harder on their psyche than anticipated. Visits for mental health concerns, like anxiety and acting out at school, were the only kind to increase during deployment; complaints for all physical problems declined, the study found. [The New York Times]
In efforts to end bullying, some see agenda – Angry parents and religious critics agree that schoolyard harassment should be stopped, but are charging liberals and gay rights groups as using the anti-bullying banner to pursue a hidden “homosexual agenda.” [The New York Times]
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Friday, March 5th, 2010
Watching special videos isn’t likely to help your baby acquire language—and it may, in fact, hamper her efforts. HealthDay
What it’s like to be a child with sensory processing disorder. Boston Globe
Are American kids little more than models for their parents’ digital photo library? New York Times
Sign your kids up for music lessons! Playing an instrument may boost their smarts, according to recent research. Los Angeles Times
Haiti quake brings international adoption into the spotlight: an adoptee argues its merits. Newsweek
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