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Entries by Mandy Velez from 12/2013

Rate Of Mental Health Treatment Increasing Faster For Kids Than Adults (STUDY)

Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/27/2013 04:53 PM EST on LiveScience The use of mental health treatments in children has increased...

'Glasses For Noah' Facebook Page Shows A 4-Year-Old That His Glasses Are Cool After All

Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents

Four-year-old Noah Fisher loves superheroes, but he didn't feel like one in his new glasses. Mom Lindsey Fisher told USA Today that when she told N...

5 Graceful Ways To Handle Santa Spoilers

Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
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Somewhere between first and fifth grade, admittedly a very wide age range, our children will slowly come to realize the truth about Santa....

School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents

Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
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When high school junior Nora Huynh got her report card, she was devastated to see that she didn't get a perfect 4.0....

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Children With Autism Recognize Social Stimuli (STUDY)

Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 12/02/2013 04:58 PM EST on LiveScience For children with autism, a dose of oxytocin — the so-c...

Michael Feeney, New Jersey 10-Year-Old, Given Full Police Honors At Funeral

Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy who had been named the town's honorary police chief was given a funeral with full police honors Tuesday, hi...

A Tattoo Artist Colored In His 4-Year-Old Daughter's Line Drawing. The Results Were Pretty Epic.

Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents

Fred Giovannitti is an industrial equipment inventor, but when he isn't helping to protect the world's marine ecosystems, he colors. His art is bot...

'Napstep' Is What The Cool Babies Are Listening To These Days

Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents

Some dads take selfies with their babies; others take them on in a fight. Roberto Lopez decided to rock out with his 2-week-old son to something that ...

My Kid's Insane Christmas Wish List, Annotated

Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
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When I was a kid, I would dream up completely insane presents to put on my Christmas wish list—shit that no parent could ever possibly afford and no...

Why Babies Fear Plants

Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
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There is a picture I have in my mind that captures an important facet of childhood. Its caption reads: "Small Human With Marble In Nose." We trot this...

Baby Names 2013: BabyCenter Announces Top 100 Names And Biggest Trends In Naming

Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents

BabyCenter has released its list of the most popular names of 2013, and it doesn't look like traditional choices are going anywhere anytime soon. With...

Pregnancy Rate In U.S. Reaches 12-Year Low

Posted 12.05.2013 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 12/05/2013 12:59 PM EST on LiveScience The U.S. pregnancy rate has fallen almost continuously o...

Neil Heslin, Dad Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim: We Never Decorated The Tree

Posted 12.05.2013 | Parents

With the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting coming up on December 14, one victim's father has come forward again. N...

3D Virtual Simulator Shows What's Happening Inside A Mother's Body During Birth

Posted 12.06.2013 | Parents

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 12/05/2013 02:09 PM EST on LiveScience It seems there's almost nothing computers can't simulate thes...

Baby Names 2014: 12 Predictions for Next Year's Hottest Trends

Posted 12.06.2013 | Parents

By Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry Baby names 2014 will see parents reviving family names and long-dormant choices, findi...

The Other Postpartum Problem: Anxiety

Posted 12.06.2013 | Parents
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With the arrival of her third child, Katie Kavulla expected to be physically and emotionally exhausted. After all, what new mother doesn't feel somewh...

Table Talk: The Passing Of Nelson Mandela

Posted 12.06.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The passing of Nelson Mandela Story to read: Former South...

Santa's Elves Visit A Children's Hospital On A Special Mission

Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents

Santa's elves are known for making the toys, but it looks like the boss gave them an extra task this year. Last week, a group of "elves," all dres...

Talking Race With A Toddler Who Wasn't Talking About Race At All

Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents
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Recently, my 27-month-old daughter, Morgan, asked this: “Mommy, can you hand me the black one?”...

Into The Woods

Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents
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In their new book, The App Generation, education professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis argue that kids today are becoming more risk averse. “Rat...

3-Year-Old Florida Boy With Autism Denied Right To Keep His Pet Chickens [UPDATE]

Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents

They may just be chickens, but they mean a whole lot to 3-year-old J.J. The DeBary, Florida preschooler has autism, and his pediatrician recommend...

Early Puberty In Girls Linked To Higher Risk Of Problem Behaviors (STUDY)

Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:34pm EST (Reuters Health) - Girls who start puberty early may be at particular risk for problem be...

Drugs Used In Newborns Need More Research, Doctors Say

Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 12/09/2013 04:54 PM EST on LiveScience Many medications commonly given to newborns still have n...

Childhood Obesity Treatments: Parent-Only Interventions Could Help, Too

Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents

BY SHEREEN JEGTVIG New York Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:16pm EST (Reuters Health) - The gold standard for treating childhood obesity currently involves ...

Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood Petitions Fisher-Price To Recall iPad Bouncy Seat

Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahh, the first year of a baby's life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPa...