Friday, January 27th, 2012
A Touch During Recess, and Reaction Is Swift
The incident of the 6-year-old boy suspended from elementary school for a case of “sexual assault” is not isolated, experts say.
Student Faces Town’s Wrath in Protest Against a Prayer
A girl’s successful lawsuit to have a prayer removed from her high school has roiled the heavily Roman Catholic city of Cranston, where residents are appealing the decision.
Utah Teens Arrested in Alleged School Bomb Plot
A Utah high school student bragged to police that he was smarter than the Columbine killers and was plotting with an older student to set off a bomb during a school assembly and escape in a stolen plane, court documents say.
Healthier School Lunches Draw Controversy
Has the federal government turned into a helicopter parent, constantly hovering, protecting us from everything that might be bad? That’s what critics are saying, as new federal standards for school lunches go into effect.
Depression Could Be Linked to Your Mother, Says Study
Research funded by Hope has for the first time been able to use brain imaging to link the lack of maternal attachment to depression, a disorder that strikes more than 1 in 20 Americans over the age of 12.
‘Toddlers’ Mom Sues Media for Sexualizing Daughter
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Barrett claims that after a video of her little girl singing LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It” at a night spot surfaced, several media outlets tried to turn the non-sexual performance into something inappropriate, and she’s suing mad.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
National Study Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment of Students in Grades 7 to 12
Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study scheduled for release on Monday, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches.
Mississippi voting on ‘Personhood’ Amendment
Mississippi voters are casting ballots Tuesday on an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception.
What Not To Buy Online: Lollipops Laced With Chickenpox
A woman in Nashville, Tenn., advertised lollipops contaminated with the varicella virus on Facebook. The tainted pops were intended for parents who want to expose their children to the disease.
Tantrum Tamer: New Ways Parents Can Stop Bad Behavior
Forget everything you may have read about coping with children’s temper tantrums. Time-outs, sticker charts, television denial—for many, none of these measures will actually result in long-term behavior change, according to researchers at two academic institutions.
When Dads Have Depression, Kids May Be at Risk, Too
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Children of fathers who seem depressed are more likely to show signs of behavioral and emotional problems, although the nature of the link isn’t clear, researchers report.
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