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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.

Op-Ed: Bad literacy directly affects people’s health and our society

Stop a moment and think about the scandalous fact that, in modern Britain, i.e. one of the richest country on the planet, more than a fifth of 11-year-olds will still be leaving primary school without reaching the basic level in reading.

Op-Ed: No, Peppa Pig is not to blame for your children’s behaviour

A columnist of the Daily Mail told her readers why she had suddenly decided to ban the four-time Bafta-winning cartoon “Peppa Pig” from her home. Is Britain’s top-selling pre-school character as dangerous and evil as the journalist claims it is?

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.

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.

Dad abandons son after mistaken paternity test

A hospital in Italy has been ordered by local courts to pay €50,000 ($69,000 USD) after a 14-year-old boy's father abandoned him over a mistaken paternity test.

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.

North American moms want M&M's to change their recipe

M&M’s candies contain petroleum-based, artificial dyes that can trigger hyperactivity in sensitive children. M&M's are made without most of those dyes in Europe and one mother wants to know why they are still being used in North America.

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.

Growing up scared: Siblings can be bullies, too

Durham - A new study upturns what has long been conventional wisdom: that sibling bullying—the cruel, persistent one-sided torment from one sibling to another—is simply a rite of passage. In fact, the effects are the same as those bullied by a classmates.

Op-Ed: Show 'Parenthood' becomes infomercial for Planned Parenthood

Hollywood television show "Parenthood" is pushing a Planned Parenthood abortion agenda. Selling a trip to the abortion clinic like going to the dentist and offering no moral argument, given the show's name sake.

Diner refuses to tip, claims she is a 'single mom'

After a woman and her children enjoyed a pricey meal at a restaurant, she declines to leave a tip, but not because the service or food was bad. She wrote on the receipts she is a "single mom."

Liberal or conservative, study says parenting a factor

Parenting, according to a recent study, plays an instrumental role on a child's view of politics when they enter the stage of adulthood.

France to ban words 'mother' and 'father' from official documents

As part of reforms to legalise gay marriage, the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ could disappear from the French Civil Code.

Op-Ed: Intensive parenting — Worried moms and happy dads Special

Delhi - Kritika,11 and Tulika,15 are sisters studying in the same school. But their similarity ends there. In every other respect their characters are contrasting.

Intensive parenting — Is it good for women's health?

Intensive parenting is spreading like fire from east to west and very few parents understand its downside possibilities.

Time magazine cover features boy, 3, sucking on mother's nipple

Time went risque with its cover this week, displaying a photo of a mother allowing her three-year-old boy to suckle from her breast. The cover photo refers to the main article on extreme parenting titled "The Man Who Remade Motherhood."

Dad busts party-throwing teen with energy-monitoring app

Adelaide - One Australian teen did what many teens try to do when their parents are out of town, she threw a party. In spite of her Dad being over 500 miles away from their home in Adelaide, she was still busted, even before he got home.

'Facebook Parenting' parody video goes viral

BarelyPolitical may be a little late in Internet timing with their parody of the viral video of the father who shot his daughter’s laptop over a Facebook post, but they are still racking up views on their version of the now famous YouTube video.

Parents outraged over 'scream room' in Connecticut school

Middletown - An investigation is being conducted after outraged parents in a Connecticut town complained how one elementary school was dealing with students who exhibit behavioral issues in class.
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