A roundup of news and advice:
Single mothers may have poorer health during midlife than married moms, a study says. The study of 4,500 women revealed that those who were not married when they had their first child had worse health by age 40 than first-time moms who were married. For most women, the study said, getting married or entering a long-term relationship after having a child did not improve their health. (Time)
A 5-year-old in Kansas City, Mo., has admitted drowning her 18-month-old cousin. The child said she became angry when her cousin would not stop crying and held him underwater in a bathtub until the crying stopped. She has not been arrested. (MSNBC via Parentables)
A camp is opening in Florida to teach children the beliefs of the tea party. Tampa Liberty School will be available for children ages 8 to 12 for one week in July. Mother Jones magazine cites some of the activities students will perform:
“Starting in an austere room where they are made to sit quietly, symbolizing Europe, the children will pass through an obstacle course to arrive at a brightly decorated party room (the New World).
Red-white-and-blue confetti will be thrown. But afterward the kids will have to clean up the confetti, learning that with freedom comes responsibility.” (St. Petersburg Times via Mother Jones)Follow On Parenting on Facebook.