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The Parent Syndrome

Let's play "Mud, Chocolate, or Poop?"

Everyone says life is no longer the same once you have children, and it's not what you expected. So true. Despite the millions of self-help books, guides and advice literature out there, nothing really prepares you for being a parent until you've experienced it. No, raising a dog does not count as having a child, no matter how much you think it is. Yes, I've lived with dogs, lots of them ... and cats, and turtles, and hamsters, and chicks, and whatever else my siblings and I have raised growing up.


How Kids With Autism Spend Screen Time

Watching TV

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) tend to be preoccupied with screen-based media. A new study by Paul Shattuck, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, looks at how children with ASDs spend their "screen time."

Senh: The study doesn't say whether or not watching too much tv or playing too much video games causes autism. It just says that autistic kids prefers to do those activities, and therefore parents should use those devices to teach their kids to be more social.


Back Off, Mom: How 'Helicopter' Parenting Is Making Kids Fat

Parents, if you want your kids to get more exercise, you'd be wise to get out of their way. In a new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers sought to observe how kids play in parks.


Grandparents play a bigger role in child-rearing

Grandparents play a bigger role in child-rearing

America is swiftly becoming a granny state. Less frail and more involved, today's grandparents are shunning retirement homes and stepping in more than ever to raise grandchildren while young adults struggle in the poor economy.


9 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School

Whether you're moving in, moving up, or moving over, going to a new school can be tough. Here's how to make it easier.


All school, no play? Kids' learning suffers without recess

With schools under pressure to meet standardized testing goals, recess has been cut back and even eliminated in some school districts. The irony, experts say, is that schools may be shooting themselves in the foot by taking away playtime that's crucial to a child's growth.


Moms: Working mom guilt, be gone! Your kids fare better, study finds

Moms: Working mom guilt, be gone! Your kids fare better, study finds

Little girls with stay-at-home moms were twice as likely to develop emotional and behavioral problems, a British study finds.


Shortage of ADHD drugs gives parents the jitters

Nationwide shortages of popular drugs used to treat ADD and ADHD are sending parents scrambling, with some combing multiple pharmacies for the Adderall and Ritalin that keep their kids calm.


Mom drives van into Hudson, killing self, 3 kids

Mom drives van into Hudson, killing self, 3 kids

A 10-year-old boy escaped through the window of a minivan and swam to shore to get help just as his mother drove the van into New York's Hudson River, killing herself and three other children, police said Wednesday....


Do Men Need to Act Like Women to Succeed as Fathers?

Do Men Need to Act Like Women to Succeed as Fathers?

As a publisher I appreciate a provocative headline. A good hook is more important than ever in our link-and-like economy. But I bristled at the sexist assumption in the title of Daniel Freedman’s March 16th column, “Do Women Need to Act Like Men on Wall Street?” and I thought: will men in our culture ever catch a break?


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