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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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Home Births in U.S. Rise to Highest Level on Record, Study Shows
Home births rose 29 percent from 2004 to 2009, to almost three quarters of a percent of all U.S. live deliveries, the highest level since 1989, according to health authorities.

Obama Wades Into Issue of Raising Dropout Age
President Obama’s call for every state to require students to stay in school until they turn 18 is Washington’s first direct involvement in an issue that many states have found tough to address.

Kids’ Health Predicts Parents’ Future Heart Disease
Parents of children suffering from high cholesterol or blood pressure have been found to have a higher incidence of heart disease and diabetes later on, a U.S. study said.

Baby Born Deformed After Misdiagnosed Ectopic Pregnancy
Thinking Seraphine was an ectopic pregnancy, doctors gave her mom methotrexate to abort.

How the Recession Has Affected Your Kids in an Unexpected Way
Kids live out their parents’ financial stresses, according to a new study. That is, your money problems today could hurt them tomorrow.

Dad Raps About Wife’s Labor Contractions: Can Humor Ease the Pain of Delivery?
Rap improv during labor? Maybe this dad knows that laughter can help relieve stress and ease pain.

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New Website Offers Financial Advice Just for Moms

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Baby on Board Bootcamp

From buying diapers to paying college tuition, raising children is expensive. But even though making big financial decisions has always been a part of parenthood, there are new tools to help with the often overwhelming task of managing your family’s finances.

LearnVest, a site dedicated to helping women take control of their financial future, has just launched LV Moms. The site’s new category is designed to help women make the financial and budgeting decisions that accompany motherhood. They have everything from how to save on Halloween costumes, to how to choose a guardian for your children.

Parents has teamed up with LV Moms to offer a 10-day Baby on Board email “bootcamp” that will help you financially prepare for having a baby. Sign up for the Baby on Board program and see what else LV Moms has to offer today!

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

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In Tough Economy, Americans Having Fewer Babies
A decline in fertility rates that began in 2008 is closely linked to financial woes that started at the same time, said a new Pew Research Center report issued Wednesday.

What Makes Teachers Come Knocking
Once taboo, home visits are now more common for teachers trying to connect with withdrawn families.

Brain Growth, Not Size, Predicts IQ in Preterm Babies
How fast a baby’s brain grows, rather than how large it is, predicts the child’s mental abilities later in life, a new study of preterm infants suggests.

Parents Up in Arms Against Marijuana-Shaped Candy
A brand of gummy candy is sour-apple flavored and doesn’t contain cannabis, but some parents and activists are outraged over its leaf shape.

Car-Safety Group: Half of Child Booster Seats Pose Risks
Half of children’s car booster seats aren’t good enough to ensure a proper fit with safety belts, a safety group funded by the insurance industry says in a report out Thursday.

Lawmakers Attack US Plan to Limit Food Ads to Kids
Republican lawmakers Wednesday attacked an Obama administration proposal for limiting food advertising to children even as the team behind the plan offered concessions to food and beverage makers.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

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Public Schools Face the Rising Costs of Serving Lunch
The federal government is making school meals more nutritious this year, but also more expensive.

Risks Seen for Children of Illegal Immigrants
Children whose parents are illegal immigrants or who lack legal status themselves face “uniformly negative” effects on their social development from early childhood until they become adults, according to a study by four researchers published Wednesday in the Harvard Educational Review.

Abuse-Related Head Injuries in Kids Rose during Recession
Rates of abusive head trauma in children under age 5 rose during the last recession, suggesting that economic woes may have led parents to lash out against their kids, researchers reported Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Preemies May Face Higher Death Rates as Adults
Health problems are common among premature babies, who are more likely to die than their full-term peers during the first few years of life — and they may also face slightly increased death rates as young adults, a study said.

Woman Delivers Twins from Two Uteruses
A Florida woman gave birth to twins, Natalie and Nathan Barbosa, Sept. 15, but the newborns were born from their mother’s two uteruses, according to ABC affiliate WFTS.

World’s Biggest Sperm Bank Turning Away Redheads
Redheads are being turned away from the largest sperm bank in the world — because not enough people want children with red hair.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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Move over dad: Mom’s better at soothing baby’s pain
Preemies show less pain when mom holds them than when dad tries to comfort them, according to a new study of babies having blood drawn at the hospital.

Nutrient powder may fight anemia in kids
Kids given extra iron, zinc and vitamin A were one third less likely to be anemic, study finds.

What teachers really want to tell parents
Ron Clark, a teacher who started his own school, asks parents to work with teachers for the sake of their kids.

Are Parents Changing Kids’ Diapers Less Often to Save Money?
Over the past couple of years, sales of disposable diapers have fallen at the same time that diaper rash cream sales have increased.

Children excluded from school shopping?
Only 56 percent of parents say they’re bringing their kids along for back-to-school shopping this year, down from 80 percent last year, according to marketing data firm America’s Research Group.

Bilingual Homes Help Babies Exercise Their Brain: Study
Babies living in bilingual homes have a longer period of time when their brain is flexible to different languages than infants living where just one language is spoken, researchers say.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

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Ed VINCI Tab: Soft-sided Android-based tablet for toddlers
Feeling reluctant to hand that shiny new iPad over to junior? The VINCI Tab might be the answer – it’s an Android 2.3-based 7-inch tablet with a tempered-glass display and soft edges that’s been designed specifically for children of up to four years.

Hospitals need to do more to help moms breastfeed
Hospitals could and should do a lot more to help women succeed at breastfeeding, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Indiana parents with truant kids may face criminal charges
Parents of young children who don’t show up for school in Indiana’s capital may face criminal charges under a new program announced on Wednesday by Marion County Prosecutor Terry R. Curry.

Parents’ Conflicts Affect Adopted Infants’ Sleep
New parents often report sleep as being the most problematic of their child’s behavior. Neiderhiser and colleagues found that poor sleep patterns in children from ages 9 to 18 months are likely influenced by conflict in their parents’ marriage, the researchers report in the current issue of Child Development.

Franklin Township parents have to pay to bus kids to school
Amanda Adams just spent $220 to get her children to and from Kitley Elementary School — about 10 miles round trip — in August and September.

Foreclosed family camps in back yard
Imagine using a hose to brush your teeth and shower. Your shed is a closet, and you sleep in a tent in triple-digit temperatures.

Children Hit Hard by Economic Recession as ‘Kidflation’ Soars, Report Santander
The rate of inflation for goods and services most commonly bought by children has risen at a rate 68 per cent faster than inflation (RPI) as a whole over the past three years.

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Family vacations in the age of the recession: A poll reveals how parents really feel about going away. CNN

Moms get mean on the internet: Your kids aren’t the only ones who have to worry about cyberbullies. New York Daily News

To attempt a VBAC or not—one mother goes with her gut. The Los Angeles Times

Kids’ meal makeover: Santa Clara County in California bans giving away toys with meals that pack excessive calories, fat, salt or sugar. San Francisco Chronicle

A new government program aims to teach kids how to analyze ads. The New York Times

Everybody needs sleep but the best way to get it is very different for babies and adults. Slate

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