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On Parenting: December, 2011

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

D.C. debates lowering speed limits: How slow would you go?

Council members have proposed lowering the speed limits on residential streets (with some exceptions) to 15 miles per hour.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic calming, speed limits

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Victoria’s Secret revealed: Mothers apparently wear bras better

Moms who are Victoria’s Secret models reflect ‘I can do anything’ attitude on the runway.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Michele Bachmann is redefining work-family conflict

On the campaign trail she makes the case that parenting experience makes her more qualified to be president.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Bachmann, work-life balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Ohio mom loses custody of obese son: Using government intervention for a childhood epidemic

A third grader in Ohio, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was removed from his mother’s custody because of what officials have deemed medical neglect. Is this fair?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity epidemic, obesity and custody

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Safeway apologizes after 4-year-old is banned for life

Apparently Safeway would rather open cans of worms than clean up open snacks.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safeway, kids and shoplifting

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/27/2011

America’s Supernanny: New Lifetime show brings advice from a nearby mom

A sneak peek of parenting techniques featured on “America’s Supernanny,” starring Virginia mom Deborah Tillman. The new Lifetime show premieres Tuesday, Nov. 29.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parenting advice, Lifetime's Supernanny

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Spending Thanksgiving thanking our kids

Bob Brody, the man behind the Letters To My Kids Web site, suggests jotting down a thank you note to kids to celebrate the holiday.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thanksgiving and kids

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 11/22/2011

PETA Thanksgiving billboards target children

Next to an image of a turkey’s body with a dog’s head is the blaring message: “Kids: If you wouldn’t eat your dog, why eat a turkey? Go Vegan.” Is it appropriate for PETA to gear their adult message to kids?

By Janice D’Arcy  |  02:05 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vegetarianism, children and marketing

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Co-sleeping with butcher knives: Are these Milwaukee PSAs overkill?

Ads from the Milwaukee Health Department liken a baby sleeping with a parent to a baby sleeping with a butcher knife.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  co-sleeping, safe sleep habits

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Flour plus little boys equals destruction (video)

Two boys, ages 3 and 1, got into a 5-pound bag of flour while their mother was in the bathroom. Their handy work was recorded on YouTube.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Sidwell Friends parents fictionalized in “The Mother Daughter Show”

“The Mother Daughter Show” follows three mothers as they try to coordinate a school performance among a catty and demanding group. The “gentle satire” is written by a former participant of a Sidwell Friends’ event that inspired the book’s name.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sidwell Friends, private school culture

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/18/2011

The best toys for the holiday season

Almost 100 toys were tested by students in the Washington area for the KidsPost Holiday Toy Test.

By On Parenting  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Teen sex: Is denial the real problem for American parents? Author Amy Schalet says ‘yes’

Amy Schalet, author of “Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex,” discusses why speaking with teens about sex helps them make responsible decisions.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:40 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Holidays plus kids compounds stress: Expert advice

Get expert tips for setting realistic goals when celebrating the holidays with kids.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays and children, holiday stress

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Bullying: We’re against it, but can we agree on a definition?

Virtually all of us agree that bullying is wrong. What we can’t agree on is what bullying is exactly.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bullying, anti-bullying legislation, hazing, sexual harassment

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/15/2011

New Ad Council campaign pokes fun at perfect parenting

A new Ad Council campaign introduced this month for Adoption Awareness Month emphasizes that foster parents, like all parents, don’t have to be perfect.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adoption, Foster care

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Will YouTube make us better parents?

Videos of a Texas judge possibly beating his daughter and a crying baby soothed by a dog remind us that parenting accomplishments and missteps can be recorded for the world to judge.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  children and electronics, parenting and YouTube

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Penn State fallout: The emergence of the victims

How can parents and caregivers support a victim of abuse? Jennifer Marsh, a director at The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, shares her advice.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  child abuse, child sex abuse, child abuse recovery, Penn state

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Not just the Penn State coaches: Most of us look away from abuse

When confronted with suspected abuse, barely a third reported it to authorities, the police or child protective services, says a 2008 study by victim-advocacy group Safe Horizon.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  child abuse, Penn State abuse scandal, childhood sex abuse

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Penn State: What if the victims had been girls?

Would the situation have unfolded differently if a woman was in the chain of command that heard of the complaints at Penn State, or if the victims were girls?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  child abuse, Penn State, children and sex abuse

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Veterans Day gratitude

Children can celebrate Veterans Day by visiting Sesame Street Workshop’s Military Families Near and Far Web site, or leave a thank you note on The National WWII Museum’s Facebook page.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Veterans Day, children and holidays

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 11/10/2011

How adults justify not reporting child abuse

Concern for the adults, instead of the kids, involved in child-abuse cases results in negligence.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:08 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  child and abuse

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Poison Control Centers in danger of losing funding

In March Congress cut the federal contribution to the centers by about a quarter. Now legislators are considering deeper cuts.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Posion control, kids and posioning

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Social media, teens, parents and whether to ‘friend’

New Pew study says parents play a vital role in decisions teens make about technology.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids and facebook, teens and social media, parental monitors

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/08/2011

The Duggars are expecting a 20th child. How do the rest of us decide how many?

News that the TLC reality show stars the Duggars are expecting a 20th child prompts an important question.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Penn State abuse scandal and what parents can do

A checklist of questions to ask any kids organization to help protect your own.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches and abuse, sexual abuse prevention

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Sexual harassment in schools: A ‘big deal’

About half of students surveyed by the American Association of University Women reported being the target of unwelcome sexual comments or gestures.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sexual harassment and schools, Sexual harassment and children

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Daylight savings time wreaks havoc on kids’ sleep: Expert Advice

The Sleep Lady shares her advice on how to transition children through this weekend.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sleep issues

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Reading is Fundamental (unless it’s too expensive)

With federal budget cuts of $25 million to RIF’s budget, it’s unclear if the organization will live to see 46.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Early literacy

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Safeway shoplifting arrest and unforeseen consequences

To a layperson, 18 hours away from family may seem trivial. For experts in the fields of brain science and childhood trauma, these assumptions are way off the mark.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:16 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Custody, Child protective services, Parents and crime

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Safeway shoplifting case: State officials’ statement

Hawaii’s Department of Human Services defends their actions in the pregnant Safeway mother’s shoplifting case.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shopping

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Pregnant Safeway mother: Many agree with arrest and child removal

Hundreds of readers said Nicole Leszczynski was treated appropriately for not paying for her sandwiches, and that an arrest and the temporary loss of custody of her child was fitting.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Pregnant mom arrested at Safeway and loses custody of toddler over sandwiches

A mother lost custody of her toddler after snacking on groceries before going through the checkout aisle.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:49 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/01/2011

ADHD medicine doesn’t increase risk for heart problems, study concludes

Medicine widely prescribed to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder was not found to increase heart risks, says a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

By On Parenting  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ADHD

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Parent triggers, the Fairfax School Board and parents’ say in schools

Parents in Fairfax County had a small uprising against the school board and will vote for new members Nov. 8. This situation, and the Parent Trigger law in California, make education experts question how much say parents should have over schools.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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