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Pilot study for infants with autism

A new trial has found that teaching parents certain therapeutic interactions for babies showing early signs of autism may improve the infants’ future social development.

New concerns over three person IVF Special

London - The U.K. Department of Health announced today that it will continue with efforts to gain Parliamentary approval for the experimental technique known as three-person IVF. This move trajectory has raised concerns with a campaign group.

Poor Mexican parents rue handing children to shelter

Zamora - Overwhelmed and impoverished, Maria Evelia Zamora tried to give her son a better life at The Big Family, but now regrets sending him to the Mexican shelter accused of large-scale child abuse.

Parents sell children to fund video-gaming habit

A couple in China allegedly sell their two young sons into human trafficking and use the money to purchase in-game virtual items for online gaming services.

Op-Ed: Can all parents raise their children as bilingual speakers?

“Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gisele Bündchen do it, so why can’t we do it too?” Some monolingual parents ask when they hear about the Hollywood stars, rich or celebs, for whom it has become trendy to bring up children to be bilingual.

Possibility of three-parent babies moves closer

The U.K.’s human embryo research agency has reported that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.

Newlyweds driving in separate cars die after head on crash

Chillicothe - Texas newlyweds and parents Cristina Munoz, 26 and Nicolas Cruz, 31, were killed when their vehicles smashed on a unlined country road Wednesday morning near their place of employment. They are survived by their three young children.

Parents reveal story of how transgender son became boy at 5

Jeff and Hillary Whittington, from San Diego, accepted the Inspiration Award at the 6th annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Thursday, and they shared their story of Ryland's decision and gender transition.

Hacker targets baby monitor and tells child to 'wake up, wake up'

A stranger has hacked into a couple's camera on their baby monitor in Ohio, USA, leaving the residents feeling 'violated'.

Thinking Moms’ Revolution: Autism Month Team TMR Announcement

Autism month in the United States starts with the announcement of the formation of Team TMR, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization created by the founders of the Thinking Moms’ Revolution. TMR is a group of 23 moms and one dad.

'Burger King Baby' reunites with biological mom through Facebook

A women who was abandoned as a newborn 27 years ago in a Burger King bathroom was finally able to reunite with her birth mother this week, after a nearly month-long search on Facebook.

Do sleep machines put your baby at risk?

According to a string of new reports, electronic devices made to lull infants to sleep by producing soothing sounds can, at maximum volume, be loud enough to damage their hearing.

Op-Ed: Smartphone addiction: Our growing need to stay connected

Global smartphone usage passed the 1 billion mark in 2012, and is expected to total more than 1.75 billion this year. This means, according to experts, that 25 percent of the world's population will be using a smartphone every month in 2014.

Op-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.

U.K. could legalize three-parent IVF

Regulators in the U.K. are said to be close to approving a new mitochondrial replacement technique for creating embryos with less risk of developing certain heritable diseases.

Amount of school choice varies widely across Canada Special

Toronto - Alberta offer parents the greatest degree of school choice in Canada whereas Atlantic Provinces offer the least. This is according to a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Chuck E. Cheese: Will a buyout save the mouse's house?

Twenty-somethings know what Chuck E. Cheese is all about, and for a number of years, it was a family institution. What kid doesn't like going to a place where they can eat pizza and play fun games? But times have changed, and parents have changed, too.

Parents underestimate the size of their youngest child

Most parents underestimate the size of their youngest child, often by several inches, according to a new study. This tends to become apparent when a second child is born.

3-year-old shoots child after parents leave rifle in playroom

Two parents in North Carolina are facing multiple charges after police say that a three-year-old child shot another three-year-old with a rifle that was left in a playroom.

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.

Op-Ed: Why we should end standardized testing

Parents are beginning to take their children out of school on days they have standardized tests. This may be seen as a bad thing to most teachers, but this saves students from stress, humiliation, and dealing with teachers who are in over their heads.

Parents ransack school after girl, 11, dies due to bullying

Kolkata - An 11-year-old girl died after failing to sustain the psychological trauma of bullying by her seniors at a school in the city of Kolkata, according to reports.

Twin babies sold by Chinese traffickers reunited with parents

A maternity doctor stole twin newborn girls in a baby trafficking scandal in northwest China. After several months police were finally able to return the twins to their parents this weekend.

Op-Ed: Awakening to the dangers of ‘mommy medicine’

Sitting with my wife and newborn daughter at a local coffee shop, it was our family’s first outing since welcoming our first born just three weeks earlier.

Three person IVF being considered

The U.K. has moved a step closer to becoming the first country to approve a new type of in vitro fertilization (IVF) that creates babies with DNA from three parents

Boy dies in vehicle while parents were attending funeral

Deputies in Manatee County, Florida, are investigating a 3-year-old's death after he was left in the car whilst his parents attended a funeral.

Op-Ed: The Link to Homosexuality and Biology

Scientists have made the link between genetics and homosexuality. Can this finally be the validation that the LGBT community has been waiting for?

Mom allegedly tried to sell son on Craigslist

A Texas woman was arrested this week on charges that she tried to sell her son on Craigslist, however she is not the only one hinting at the problem of depression in parents.

Do parents share more bacteria with their dogs or their children?

A new study has shown that parents share more bacteria with their dogs than they do with their children. The object was to look at mechanisms by which disease spreads.

MSNBC host espouses in new ad that your children are not yours

New York - Melissa Harris-Perry, a university professor and weekend host at MSNBC, stated in a new advertisement that children do not belong to their parents but rather they belong to whole communities and are everyone's responsibility.
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Suspects arrested for allegedly keeping 11-year-old autistic child in dog cage
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Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a small bag of pot.
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Marijuana packaged for transportation and sale.
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A mother in Texas was arrested for allegedly trying to find her child a new home on Craigslist
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