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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Popular Bumbo Infant Floor Seat Recalled
About 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled after nearly two dozen reports of infant skull fractures. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says babies can wiggle out of the floor seats. (via Time)

Egg Donors Often Recruited Unethically, Study Finds
Many agencies and clinics that use websites to recruit women to donate their eggs do not follow ethical guidelines, with one-third of the websites paying donors more for having presumably desirable traits, and more than half omitting the procedures’ potential risks. (via MSNBC)

Kids with Nut Allergies Feel Teased, Excluded
Families with children living with severe nut allergies often feel isolated or unfairly excluded from activities. U.K. Researchers say in many ways, nut allergies feel more like a disability than a chronic illness because of the stigma. (via CNN)

‘Miracle Cure’ Beliefs May Prolong Terminally-Ill Children’s Suffering
Some terminally ill children experience unnecessary treatment and prolonged suffering because their parents believe they will experience a “miracle cure,” researchers in England argue. (via Fox News)

Doctor Incentives Tied to Better Teen Drug Treatment
Therapists seeing teen drug and alcohol users delivered more complete treatment when they were offered bonuses based on quantity and quality of patient care, a new study has found. (via Fox News)

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A Sweet Show for Kids

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Do you know the children’s book Freckleface Strawberry, by Julianne Moore? It’s based on her childhood, when that was her (totally unwanted) nickname, and touches on teasing and acceptance. The book is now a Broadway show, and yesterday I took my daughter Julia, who’s 5. Given that the book isn’t exactly filled with plot twists or even characters, I wasn’t sure how the story was going to fill 70 minutes, but turned out to be an absolutely adorable show: great music, really talented performers, and plenty of laughs for kids and adults. (Linda Gabler, the actress who plays the teacher/the mom/ one of the kids, is particularly funny.) Julia got the message—that it’s not nice to tease and that you should be happy being yourself—and in case she didn’t, we’re reminded by the soundtrack, already played in its entirety three times since we got home last night (it was playing as I walked out the door this morning).

Lest you think that this is a girls’ show, I can tell you that there were lots of boys in the audience, and they seemed to be just as into it as the girls were. A few of them even stopped by the “free freckles” station before and after the show, as Julia did:

It’s playing at least through June 5, so if you’re looking for a fun treat for your child, this one will entertain you, too.

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