All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘children’

Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Google-owned Waze traffic app will now feature AMBER alerts. “As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help expand the AMBER alerts program’s reach and eager to see the benefit Wazers can provide in making communities safer places,” …

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AMBER Alerts Coming to Your Facebook News Feed

In nearly two decades of the AMBER alert system, more than 725 missing children have been recovered. Sometimes, all it takes to help solve a missing child case is for the right person to see the alert – and where can you possibly inform a bigger audience than on Facebook? It’s with that in mind that Facebook has partnered with …

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Best Tablets For Kids: Which One Should You Get?

It’s sometimes hard to figure out which tablets are best for your kids. After all, kids are often content with playing with their parents’ tablets. Most parents would obviously want to buy children their own tablet, but owning a connected device without any sort of parental controls is a lot to ask of any parent. That’s why consumer watchdog groups …

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Alyson Hannigan Won’t Let Her Kids Watch TV Yet

Alyson Hannigan owes her career to television. The TV star got her big break thanks to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother. Despite her strong ties to television, her children aren’t going to be watching it anytime soon. Speaking to Cover Media, Hannigan says she and her husband do not allow their children to watch television. …

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Tania Clarence: Forgiven For Suffocating Children By Her Husband

The British public is of two minds about Tania Clarence, the investment banker’s wife who suffocated her three young children. There are those in the United Kingdom and around the world who view the South African native as an entitled monster; a woman who would rather see her children dead than turned over to child services. Others view the 43-year-old …

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Vagina Cookies: Feminism Gone Wrong?

Vagina-shaped cookies may seem like a great idea if you are an opinionated mother with a self-serving agenda. One woman thought a request to bake cookies for her child’s class represented the PERFECT opportunity to teach second graders that vaginas are beautiful and that a woman’s sexuality is wonderful. Did she discuss this with the teacher beforehand? No. Did she …

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Two-Year-Old’s Ice Bucket Challenge Likely Outdoes All to Follow

Keep Ice Bucket Challenging, folks. It’s raised a ton of money for ALS research and it continues to provide us with some pretty great videos – either successful and clever or absolute failures. Both are funny. Keep ’em coming. But know that your Ice Bucket Challenge is probably going to fall short of this anonymous two-year-old girl’s version. The adorably …

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Shoppers Break Out Window to Free Kids From Hot Car

We have seen far too many headlines this summer about kids who were hospitalized or died after being left behind in a hot car. Despite all of these headlines, some parents and caregivers still haven’t gotten the wake-up call, as a Texas mom left her two small children behind in a car while she got a haircut on Monday. While …

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Kristen Bell Expecting Second Child

Kristen Bell, famous for her role on the cult-hit Veronica Mars and also for voicing Anna in Disney’s Frozen, has confirmed that she and husband Dax Shepard, known best for his role in the television series Parenthood, are expecting their second child. “I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln. The …

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Day Care Center Crash In Florida Kills 1, Injures 14

A Florida day care center was the site of a car accident on Wednesday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol a car was sent into the KinderCare DayCare in the Orlando area after being hit by a Dodge Durango. Highway patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said the car broke through the wall and went into the building after jumping a curb. …

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Lying to Children Could Make Them Into Liars

For many parents lying to their young children is much easier than forcing compliance or spending time on a lengthy explanation that isn’t likely to be understood anyway. It’s an understandable impulse, but even seemingly innocuous lies could be teaching children the wrong sorts of lessons. A new study published in the journal Developmental Science shows that children who are …

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Kim Kardashian Wants More Kids With Kanye

Kim Kardashian wants to be just like her mom…kind of. “I love my daughter so much and … I want to have more,” she shared with Ryan Seacrest. “But I’m not going the route my mom did. She is crazy! When I was giving birth, I looked at her and said, ‘I’m going to buy you a medal, you deserve …

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Jessica Biel’s Marriage Is Too “Hard Going”

One of the biggest celebrity weddings of 2012 was the marriage of 7th Heaven’s Jessica Biel and former NSYNC member Justin Timberlake. Since then, there has been tons of speculation regarding their relationship, especially when Biel didn’t attend last year’s American Music Awards with her hubby, who was given several awards during the show. Biel quickly took to Twitter to …

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Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention

It is no longer a disputed fact as to whether or not obesity is an epidemic, especially here in the United States. Obesity rates in children have doubled over the past 30 years, while obesity rates in adolescents have tripled. In 2013, the CDC reports that over 1/3 of US adults are currently obese. Despite acknowledging the issues, scientists have …

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Exorcism Claimed The Lives Of 2 Toddlers

Two women in Germantown, Maryland have been arrested following a murder and attempted murder of one’s own children on Friday. The women were said to have been performing an exorcism. Two of the children died of multiple stab wounds and two others are hospitalized with undisclosed injuries, police said. The women, Monifa Denise Sanford, 21, along with the children’s mother, …

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Adoption: Only Hope For African Children In Crisis

Adopting a child from the Central African Republic (CAR) is challenging, no doubt, but it is one of the very few ways to help the children who are in the middle of conflict. An elderly woman, Pierrette, is running an orphanage in this war ravaged part of the country, taking in children of all ages in Bangui, in an effort …

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Children May Not Affect Life Satisfaction, Shows Study

Though parents around the world are likely to believe their lives have been enhanced by their children, studies have found that the stress of parenting can put a strain on marriages. Now, a new study has found that having children may not affect life satisfaction one way of the other. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National …

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Cursing Toddler: Protective Custody After Viral Vid

A police union in Omaha, Nebraska had found itself at the center of racial controversy over a video they posted featuring an African American toddler. In the video, the diapered little boy was encouraged by his adult family members to swear, make gang signs, and there were even sexual references made. Some African Americans were upset at what they felt …

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Teach Your Kid About 3D Printing With This Children’s Book

Generally speaking, children books are intended to teach a lesson of some sort. They can also be used to inspire our children to follow their dreams. A new book from Carla Diana does both. A new children’s book called Leo the Maker Prince is the first book about 3D printing that’s targeted towards children. The plot follows a young girl …

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Pajamas Provided For Homeless Children

Did you know that something as small as a pair of pajamas could change a child’s life? Genevieve Piturro, 52, realized this while she was volunteering to read to children at a homeless shelter, in New York, fourteen years ago. After reading to the children, she noticed that they would get into their beds fully clothed, and it made her …

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Nadya Suleman (Octomom) and Children Face Eviction

Thirty-eight-year-old Octomum Nadya Suleman is no stranger to controversy. Suleman and her 14 children (10 boys and 4 girls) could be evicted from their house in Orange County, California, and just in time for Christmas. The house contains five bedrooms and three bathrooms, which sounds beyond adequate for the average family. However, reports claim that the children are pressed together …

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Tablets Will Be A Hot Ticket Item For Parents This Holiday Season

When I was growing up, I was mostly given traditional toys for Christmas. According to a new survey, that’s quickly changing as more parents opt to gift their children tech-related items. PBS Kids recently surveyed 1,000 parents with children between the ages of 2 and 10 about the tech-related purchases they intended to make this year. The survey found that …

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Real Housewives Kim Zolciak Gives Birth to Twins

The women of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta are either going for lunch dates accompanies with mani/pedi’s or simply at each others throats. The reality show captures the intricate lives of the housewives that go from glamorous to downright vicious. Kim Zolciak of the Atlanta girls is known for her often crude, but funny behavior and extensive wig collection. But …

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Elf on the Shelf: A Sequel to the Popular Book is Released

With Christmas just around the corner, get ready for your Facebook feed to be taken over by pictures of the Elf on the Shelf. In case you aren’t aware of what The Elf on the Shelf tradition involves, parents use them to encourage good behavior during the month of December. Parents tell the kids that their Elf on the Shelf …

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Educational Toys In Demand For India

The parents of children in India value their children’s education as much as any other country. Studies show the need for educational toys in India is expected to grow fifteen percent over the next five years. “In the coming days demand for educational toys will be more as the parents want more cerebral games for their children,” the director of …

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Pre-K Behavioral Problems Could Have Genetic Link

It’s sometimes seen that children who are sent to daycare or preschool begin to develop behavioral problems. Though parents might jump to blaming the setting or new experiences, a new study has shown that such children may be genetically predisposed to such problems. The study, published this week in the International Journal of Behavioral Development, shows that genetically-inherited traits such …

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FiLIP Is A Smart Watch For The Overprotective Parent

2013 has been said to be the year of the smart watch. We’re already three-quarters of the way through it, and we’ve only just seen a revamped Sony SmartWatch, the Galaxy Gear and the Pebble. We’ll probably have to wait until 2014 to see what Microsoft and Apple have in store for the wearable computer market, but one company has …

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Allen Iverson: Ex Wants Child Support Upfront

Allen Iverson, father of five, is waiting on a ruling from the court system on whether or not he should pay his ex, Tawanna Turner, upfront for the next 13 years. Iverson dodged jail time less than two months ago by giving Turner $40,000 in owed child support. Iverson apparently failed to pay because he felt they could reconcile. After …

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Soft Drinks, Problem Children Linked in New Study

Soda is ubiquitous in the U.S. Restaurants, gas stations, and vending machines entice Americans with the inexpensive sugary drinks on a daily, if not hourly, basis. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), children and adolescents are particularly fond of soda. Now, a new study by a team of health researchers from Columbia, Vermont, and Harvard …

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Medical Marijuana for Children: Is Pediatric Pot Worth It?

The legalization of marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, is one of those political issues that everyone seems to have inordinately strong opinions about. Well, good news, debate fans, now it’s for kids. Doctors are at odds as to whether prescribing pot for children is a good idea. Critics, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have argued that prescribing marijuana for …

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