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When Schools Report Students' Weight to Parents, Changes Seldom Happen, Study Finds

Researcher says schools should be more pro-active when it comes to notifying parents of obese children. Credit: John Moore, Getty Images So, your kid got an B- in math, a C in science and totally flunked when it came to his weight last...Researcher says schools should be more pro-active when it comes to notifying parents of obese children.
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Setting Screen Limits: Top 3 Tips

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Not all screens are created equal
* Kids spend nearly 7.5 hours per day with media. * Balancing media usage is an essential part of growing up. * When it comes to screen time, both quality and quantity matter....
Kids as young as 8 are spending nearly 7.5 hours per day consuming media.
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Sibling Rivalry? How Parents Can Help

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Parents can help improve relationships between squabbling siblings -- by shipping one to Bolivia and the other to outer Mongolia.
Actually, that only seems like a good idea. A highly motivated little brother wil...
Expert tells parents to help kids develop conflict resolution skills.
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New Blood Test for Autism Seems to be On the Way From Dr. Manny

Credit: Alex Livesey, Getty Images On June 9, we commented on a scientific study that proved that autism in children can be caused by a random genetic mutation that could occur at any one of hundreds of different sites in the human gen...Despite the countless studies that have been done on autism and it's dramatically growing numbers, there are still many people who don't believe in the reality of the autism spectrum.
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Autism is Caused by Environmental Factors -- Maybe

After a study of twins in the 1970s, Autism became regarded as a genetic disorder. Credit: Mario Tama, Getty Images
Your child wasn't born with autism; He got it from eating turkey.
Food allergies, once discredited as a cause of aut...
New study on autism opens to widespread criticism.
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Teaching Kids How to Read: 'Sound it Out' May Not Be the Best Method

Researchers finds focus on phonics may not be the best way to teach children to read. Credit: Getty Images
Hooked on phonics?
You might want to consider rehab. Researchers say phonics may not be helpful to you. That stuff can really...
Researchers finds focus on phonics may not be the best way to teach children to read.
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Soldiers' Children Often Face Long Term Psychological Issues, Study Shows

Ongoing wars taken a psychological toll on children. Credit: Majid Saeedi, Getty Images
They used to call it "battle fatigue" -- the psychological toll taken on soldiers in war.
However, soldiers are not the only casualties. As the ...
Ongoing wars take a psychological toll on children.
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How to Keep Junk Food Ads Off Your Kid's Plate

Nothing says "summer" like a good fast food tie-in. Among my favorites? The first Transformers movie, which was rated PG-13 but lent its brand to Happy Meal toys aimed at kids 4-9. Too bad the adult meal didn't come with a person to explain why t...Nothing says "summer" like a good fast food tie-in.
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