Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
How Parents Are Changing the Course of Autism Research
Science and medicine are catching up with parents’ understanding of the condition, and a more nuanced view is slowly emerging: Autism is not just a brain problem.
Pharmacies Deter Teens from Plan B, Study Shows
Even though it’s legal for 17-year-olds to get the so-called morning-after pill, a new study shows that pharmacy employees often dole out the wrong information, telling the teens they’re not allowed to have the drug.
Ind. Mom Who Lost Legs Saving Kids in Tornado Returns Home
Stephanie Decker had been working her way home — spending hours each day on weight training, balance training and other therapy. She reached her goal Monday — heading home 24 days after she lost parts of her legs while shielding her children from their collapsing house near Henryville, Ind., during the March 2 tornado outbreak and clinging to life beneath pounding hail.
Mother’s Strict Diet for 7-Year-Old Raises Controversy, Criticism
In a controversial article appearing in the April issue of Vogue magazine, author Dara-Lynn Weiss writes about the strict diet she imposed upon her daughter after a pediatrician suggested she was clinically obese.
‘Mama’s Boy Myth’: Sons Who Are Close to Mom Are Stronger
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Author Kate Stone Lombardi contends in her new book, “The Mama’s Boy Myth,” that having a close mother-son relationship makes boys stronger and ultimately helps them be better partners and husbands.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
New York City Will Mandate Sex Education
For the first time in nearly two decades, students in New York City’s public middle and high schools will be required to take sex-education classes beginning this school year, using a curriculum that includes lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity.
Test Can Tell Fetal Sex at 7 Weeks, Study Says
A simple blood test that can determine a baby’s sex as early as seven weeks into pregnancy is highly accurate if used correctly, a finding that experts say is likely to lead to more widespread use by parents concerned about gender-linked diseases, those who are merely curious and people considering the more ethically controversial step of selecting the sex of their children.
Lying is part of child’s development, study confirms
A Canadian study says children who lie are really just developing their intelligence.
New baby, fat pet? Why pets get pudgy after baby arrives
A new — albeit unscientific — study from pet supplement company Flexcin International shows that pet obesity grows in households with a new baby.
Nation of adults who will write like children?
Most states don’t require children to learn cursive writing anymore. Some 46 states have adopted the Common Core Standards, a set of educational guidelines that do not require cursive writing as part of a school’s curriculum.
10-Year-Old Model’s Mom Defends Racy Vogue Pictures of Daughter
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The mother of a 10-year-old fashion model whose racy photo shoot in French Vogue reignited the debate about the sexualization of young girls has apparently defended her daughter’s work.