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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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These Smart Diapers Are Smarter Than You Think

Pixie Scientific has developed Smart Diapers (that’s their actual name) that can send information to parents’ smartphones. And no, it’s not to let you know when the baby has peed or pooped. The smartness actually comes in the form of a color-changing QR code that parents can scan with their phones, and access health information via Pixie Scientific’s app. Pixie …

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Dog With Cleft Lip Brings Hope To Kids

In cuter news, everyone should have the chance to hear about Lentil Bean, a French Bulldog with a cute face and big heart. This pup was born with a cleft lip, and was struggling for his life during his first twelve weeks on Earth. The blog dedicated to Lentil kept record of all the trials and tribulations that the little …

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Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study

While the grades gap between children from rich and poor families has been attributed to a variety of factors over the years, a new study shows that poor planning skills could be a major factor in the so-called income-achievement gap. Researchers at Cornell University looked at data on around 1,500 U.S. children that were part of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver …

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Swimming Baby Video Nears 1 Million Views

Though incidents such as kidnappings and shootings often grab headlines, drowning is a much more common cause of death for children growing up in the U.S. So, before the gun safety lectures and “stranger danger” classes, parents might be wise to make sure their children are capable of holding their heads above water. One couple this week has set the …

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5-Year-Old Read 875 Books in One Year

A Louisiana kindergartner is turning heads after she allegedly read 875 books during just one school year. According to a report from NBC’s KPLC affiliate, a five-year-old Lake Charles girl named Sophia Moss read “most” of the kindergarten and first grade-level books at her school library this year. The girl attends T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles. Sure, …

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This Video Of A Two-Year-Old Wearing Google Glass Is Far Too Adorable

Google Glass probably shouldn’t be operated by two-year-olds. The $1,500 hardware seems to be pretty fragile, and I would be afraid that a kid would break it. One father, YouTube user chrisangelini, threw caution to the wind, however, when he let his two-year-old son take Google’s new hardware for a test drive. As expected, the results are adorable. [h/t: Reddit]

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