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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Number of Biracial Babies Soars Over Past Decade
The number of mixed-race babies has soared over the past decade, new census data show, a result of more interracial couples and a cultural shift in how many parents identify their children in a multiracial society.

Unplanned Pregnancies Common in Women in Their 20s
More than two-thirds of pregnancies in unmarried 20-something women between 2001 and 2008 were unplanned, a new study finds.

Parents Wary of Childhood Vaccines? Here’s How to Persuade Them
Doctors need to step up their p.r. game if they’re going to counter the anti-immunization tide, says a new Mayo Clinic study that offers talking points on how to respond to parents’ fears.

Posts on Facebook Lead to ACLU Lawsuit
The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting the expulsion of three eighth-graders in northwest Indiana for what their school said were Facebook comments about which classmates they would most like to kill.

Will Divorce Ceremonies Make Parents’ Split Easier on Kids?
Some experts are saying divorce ceremonies are the newest way to help children get through their parents’ break-up, and for adults to take that first positive step toward co-parenting together.

Teen Girls Take More Risks Behind Wheel, Study Finds
A new study suggests that teen girls are far more likely than boys to engage in distracted driving behavior.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Learning to Drive With A.D.H.D.
Learning to drive is hard and scary for many teenagers, but the challenges are significantly greater for adolescents who have attention problems.

SAT and ACT to Tighten Rules After Cheating Scandal
Stung by cases of cheating among Long Island high school students, the college entrance exams will now require students to upload photos when they register.

Moms Say It’s Too Hard to Breast-Feed for the Recommended Six Months
A Scottish study finds that moms think the advice to breast-feed for six months is unrealistic. They call for scaling back expectations, but advocates say that’s the wrong approach.

Grandparents Pitch in with Cash to Help Raise Grandkids
Everyone expects grandparents to splurge on gifts for their grandkids, but a new study finds that in many cases the older generation is also spending money to help their progeny with basic needs.

‘Mad Men’ Star Sings Praises of Eating Placenta
January Jones swears by a hearty serving of placenta to help fight exhaustion, and other advocates say it helps battle post partum depression. But studies have yet to prove the maternal benefits.

Alicia Silverstone Chews Food for Her 11-Month-Old Child, Bear Blu
The actress and animal rights activist posted a video herself feeding her son breakfast on her popular health food website TheKindLife.com over the weekend. The video shows the actress taking a spoonful of food, chewing it, and then passing it open-mouth to her little one.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Few Parents Recall Doctor Saying Child Overweight
Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds — but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem.

Study Finds How Child Abuse Changes the Brain
Children exposed to family violence show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat, scientists said on Monday.

Flu Vaccination Rates Up, Especially Among Kids
Some 36.7% of children aged 6 months to 17 years had received a flu shot as of early November, an increase of 6.1 percentage points from the same time last year, according to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New Bill Alerts Parents to Teen Driving Habits
A new bill is headed to Florida’s house and senate aiming to increase safety by keeping parents in the know.

Teeth-Grinding Could Signal Sleep Problems
Sleep-related bruxism is the official term for grinding your teeth during sleep. It occurs in approximately 14% to 17% of children, although these rates decrease with age.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Global Child Deaths Plunge by 12,000 a Day
The annual number of children who die before they reach age five is shrinking, falling to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990, according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

Parents Still Struggle With Proper Child-Seat Use, Study Finds
With National Child Passenger Safety Week approaching, the nonprofit organization Safe Kids USA released on Thursday new research relating to the use of child safety seats.

Average Scores Slip on SAT
Average scores on the SAT fell across the nation this year, with the reading score for the high school class of 2011 falling three points to 497, the lowest on record, according to a report Wednesday by the College Board, which administers the exams.

My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling
What happens when you take three American kids and throw them in a classroom 5,000 miles from home where they can’t speak the language?

Formula Doesn’t Keep Kids from Gaining Weight: Study
Kids who were fed on formula for the first few months of life gained just as much weight up to age ten as those who were exclusively breastfed, according to new research from Germany.

Teen Driving Restrictions Show Mixed Results
Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers — but increase that risk in others.

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