Posts Tagged ‘ Toddlers & Tiaras ’

Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

10 States Given Waivers From No Child Left Behind Law
President Obama will waive central provisions of the No Child Left Behind federal education law for 10 states that have embraced his educational agenda and promised to raise standards, and improve accountability and teacher effectiveness, the White House announced on Thursday morning.

FDA Approves a 10-Minute, No-Comb Treatment for Head Lice
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Tuesday a prescription-strength lotion for the treatment of head lice in children 6 months and older.

C-Sections Can Increase Premature Babies’ Risk of Breathing Problems
Contrary to popular belief, cesarean section appears not to be the best way to deliver preterm babies who are small for their age, according to research presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Youths Are Watching, but Less Often on TV
Americans ages 12 to 34 are spending less time in front of TV sets, even as those 35 and older are spending more, according to research that will be released on Thursday by Nielsen, a company that tracks media use.

Pageant Mom’s ‘Go-Go’ Juice Comes Under Fire
One mother routinely gives her daughter caffeine before each pageant competition.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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
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.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Man Accused of Leaving Toddler Alone in Occupy Tent
A man accused of leaving a 13-month-old girl alone in a tent at Washington’s Occupy DC encampment has been arrested, U.S. Park Police said Wednesday.

Mom Defends Daughter Singing Racy Song
Jane Velez-Mitchell asks mother of “Toddler & Tiaras” star about her young daughter singing a racy song at a nightclub.

New York City Charter School Finds That a Grade of ‘C’ Means Closing
For the first time, New York City is closing a charter school for the offense of simply being mediocre.

Parents Rebel Against School
Fed-up parents of students attending a low-performing school in Southern California aim to use the power given to them by the state to take an unusual step: fire the school.

Mary Ellen Avery, Premature Babies’ Savior, Dies at 84
Dr. Mary Ellen Avery, a medical researcher who helped save hundreds of thousands of premature infants with a single, crucial discovery about their ability to breathe, died on Dec. 4 in West Orange, N.J. She was 84.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Smokers’ kids have more ear infections
Kids whose parents smoke are more likely to get ear infections and have hearing problems, according to a new review paper.

Daycare owner accused of drugging milk
The owner of a Van Alstyne, Texas daycare has been accused of putting antihistamines in children’s food so they would fall asleep after lunch.

On the First Day of School, a Million Students Finding Their Seats
As 1.1 million students and 77,000 teachers returned to school in New York City on Thursday, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott made the traditional five-borough tour, saying his “goal is to set a high bar for our parents, our teachers, to aspire to.”

Babies Distinguish Pain from Touch at 35-37 Weeks, Research Finds
Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35-37 weeks gestation — just before an infant would normally be born — according to new research.

Pageant mom defends daughter’s hooker costume
Wendy Dickey tells HLN’s Joy Behar why she dressed her 3-year-old like Julia Roberts’ hooker character in “Pretty Woman.”

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