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Utah becomes first US state to allow 'free-range parenting'

Los Angeles - Utah has become the first US state to allow children to roam free and take part in unsupervised activities under a "Free Range Parenting" law that went into effect on Tuesday.

Tough parenting can trigger anxiety disorders

A new study suggests that harsh parenting can lead to lasting damage with children, extending into adulthood. This can take the form of depression and anxiety.

Study says it's all about quality of parenting time, not quantity

A new study from the University of Toronto has concluded that it isn't how much time a parent spends with their kids that matters, it's the kind of time they spend.

Too many gifts makes kids materialistic, says new study

It's the holiday season and parents may be tempted to indulge their children with lots of gifts. But this could create trouble later on, turning them into materialistic adults, according to a new study.

Early care-giving may have influence into adulthood

How you were treated as a child by your parents can have a long-lasting impression on one's academic performance and social life and may last into adulthood, according to a new study.

Utah family tells their three kids — 'No presents this year'

Hurricane - One Utah family's decision to cancel Christmas gift-giving for their three children has raised eyebrows across the nation. The decision has also sparked a conversation across the Internet on the subject of parenting and entitlement.

Mothers can pass on stress to infants

Washington - A mother's stress could lead to changes in her offspring’s brains. This can eventually affect the physiology and behavior of the young.

Mayim Bialik's book on attachment parenting releases in UK

Actress Mayim Bialik, 38, who plays socially inept neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler and played a role in the 90s sitcom Blossom, is releasing her book, "Beyond the Sling" giving advice on attachment parenting, in the UK.

Op-Ed: We need clear, objective laws on when kids can be left unattended

When is it okay to leave your child unattended, either at home or in a public place like a park? A controversial arrest in South Carolina has raised issues of race, class, parenting, and child development.

Op-Ed: Your teen has 78 friends they’ve never met. Here’s why

Well, if there’s one thing your trope-of-a-teen is, she’s social. And “social media,” that nondescript phrase we plaster on everything from Snapchat to Facebook, is a teen’s hive.

'Heartbleed' hits 1.5 million users of UK parenting website

London - British parenting website Mumsnet is the latest organisation to have been hacked due to the "Heartbleed" bug, founder Justine Roberts revealed on Monday.

A conversation with Deborah Solomon, author of 'Baby Knows Best' Special

The RIE® method of parenting has become a hot topic in the world of child rearing. Deborah Carlisle Solomon, executive director of the organization, speaks frankly on the subject, clearing up some misconceptions along the way.

Stranger praises mom's parenting in a note left at Pizza Hut

Durham - In a heartwarming random act of kindness, a North Carolina man who was dining alone in a Pizza Hut decided to pay for a single mother's meal and left her a kind note praising her parenting skills.

Adventures and challenges for new dads — A chat with JM Nespoli Special

Torrance - Author JM Nespoli talks about his parenting experience as a first-time father in the context of his own childhood and relationships in his family.

Op-Ed: 5 ways to make your Internet more kid-friendly

As a parent, your number-one concern is to keep your kids safe, whether they're romping out in the yard or they're playing online. There are many things that you can do to keep your child safe and secure while surfing the Web.

'Marijuana Moms' say pot helps them be better parents

A group of Beverly Hills moms have taken parenting to a whole new level. The group nicknamed, "Marijuana Moms" say pot smoking helps them be better parents.

How BPA could ruin your chances of parenting from infertility

Brigham and Women's Hospital research suggests difficulty conceiving could be related to exposure to BPA, in findings published July 31, 2013 in the journal Human Reproduction.

Walking to school will boost brain development in children

Evidence is continuing to mount that walking and exercise will boost intelligence and improve learning skills in children.

Review: New product eSafely aims to make this summer an eSafe one Special's browser based parental controls tool offers an elegant solution to fill the holes in online protection offered by typical parental controls. Keeps kids safer on Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Web Search.

Review: New on DVD for July 9 Special

This week’s releases include a fun look at parenting; a tale of personal payback; a different approach to a persistent problem; a film that makes the experience as important as the story; and a warped account of growing up.
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