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Parents sue Massachusetts boarding school, alleging the institution’s WiFi is making their child sick

Parents sue Massachusetts boarding school, alleging the institution’s WiFi is making their child sick

Keeping up with the latest technological advances is a priority for many schools, but the installation of a new, industrial-strength WiFi network is actually the reason one Massachusetts boarding school

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Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

Finally, we can announce something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. America now has its first public school district that serves 100% local, seasonal, organic, non-GMO student lunches. The

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Best-selling bedtime story ‘The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep’ promises to make even the most sleep-resistant child doze off

Best-selling bedtime story ‘The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep’ promises to make even the most sleep-resistant child doze off

A 26-page children’s bedtime story, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way Of Getting Children To Sleep by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, has climbed to the top of the Amazon bestseller list,

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The practice of ‘Seeding’ lets mothers pass on healthy bacteria from their birth canal to babies born via C-section

The practice of ‘Seeding’ lets mothers pass on healthy bacteria from their birth canal to babies born via C-section

Seeding sounds like something you do in your garden in the springtime, but it’s also the term being used for a new practice, meant to expose babies born via Cesarean section to the antibodies they would

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Sexting and internet safety climb up list of top 10 health concerns for children across the U.S.

Sexting and internet safety climb up list of top 10 health concerns for children across the U.S.

For nine years, C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll has surveyed parents on the biggest perceived health concerns facing children in the United States. Two of the biggest rising problems,

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Kids are being assigned triple the amount of homework than recommended, causing family strife and health issues

Kids are being assigned triple the amount of homework than recommended, causing family strife and health issues

The standard for homework set by educators is known as the “10-minute rule.” That means 10 minutes per grade level per night (ie: first graders get 10 minutes, 8th graders get 80 minutes),

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Consumer Reports wants parents to know that most children don’t need to take a multivitamin

Consumer Reports wants parents to know that most children don’t need to take a multivitamin

Okay, parents, time for a collective sigh of relief: choosing the right daily multivitamin for your child can be crossed off your To Do list. According to Consumer Reports, most children don’t need

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Research shows that children living in low-income homes have less developed brains than their more affluent peers

Research shows that children living in low-income homes have less developed brains than their more affluent peers

A child in poverty may have little access to books. Food can be hard to come by, and much of it is likely to be processed, since fresh fruits and vegetables are too expensive or often unavailable. Her

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PARA’KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA’KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA’KITO mosquito-repellent bands are a simple, practical and easy-to-wear way to keep those painful pests away this summer—naturally. The neoprene bands can be worn on the wrist or ankle and

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So-called “safer” plastics linked to health problems in children

So-called “safer” plastics linked to health problems in children

They’re called diisonoyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and it doesn’t matter whether you can pronounce their names properly: just know that you should avoid these

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BREAKING: EWG finds asbestos in crayons and play crime scene fingerprint kits

BREAKING: EWG finds asbestos in crayons and play crime scene fingerprint kits

In a terrifying study of common children’s toys, researchers discovered a toxic chemical that has been banned in the United States since decades ago. A report commissioned by the Environmental Working

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Volvo’s front-row child seat concept puts a new spin on family road trips

Volvo’s front-row child seat concept puts a new spin on family road trips

Car companies are constantly devising new ways to entice parents to buy their vehicles — but that usually means installing features like a built-in entertainment system or remote-controlled doors.

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Revised pediatrician guidelines enable doctors to take an active role in preventing childhood obesity

Revised pediatrician guidelines enable doctors to take an active role in preventing childhood obesity

The rates of childhood obesity have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years, with nearly 32% of young people between the ages of 2 and 19 years-old found to be

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This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

From the moment babies open their eyes, we coo, we hover, we make silly faces and noises. And while we’ve been told that baby’s vision is limited and generally only able to discern light from

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Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets’ survival

Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets’ survival

An Australian mother of newborn triplets shared a photo on Facebook of her babies’ placenta to illustrate how the amazing organ supported the lives of her little ones in utero. Her doctors dyed the

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California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30th, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation. In his signing

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This 20 month-old baby started rock climbing before she could even walk

This 20 month-old baby started rock climbing before she could even walk

We’ve all heard the phrase: “You need to learn how to walk before you can run,” but for one (really) little lady in Arizona, the phrase needs some modification. Ellie Farmer, now twenty

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UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

Fifteen years ago in September, United Nations leaders came together to agree on Millenium Development Goals, a framework by which progress would be measured to improve life for everyone. Although forward

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