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The Chinese Mom Gets Her Just Desserts: Does Strict Parenting Spell Success?

Amy Chua, aka The Chinese Mom, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom," is the woman who rejected her 4-year-old's homemade birthday card because...It's time to treat the Tiger Mom to some of her own medicine. She wants results. I got them.

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Pretend Play Time?

Not all toys have to plug in. Credit: Getty Images Back in the day, "play time" didn't mean "screen time," because there weren't that...Children have so many electronic entertainment options that they may not be getting enough good old fashioned pretend play.

Fewer Latino Children in Preschool, Study Finds

Without preschool, the education gap between Latinos and their peers starts earlier. Credit: Getty Images
Attendance in preschools for Latino to...
About 35 percent of Latino 4-year-olds attended some type of preschool, while 66 percent of white children and 54 percent of African American children enrolled, the findings show.

'Your Baby Can Read' ... Really?

Many parents want to have all-star children who mark their territory at the head of the class. But if they're spending lots of money to get them...Babies are memorizing, not reading, experts say of Your Baby Can Read kids.
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How to Childproof Your Windows

Do you have a minute (OK, a minute and eight seconds?) Good. Now watch this video on window safety from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an...Are your windows childproofed? Watch this video and see what you need to do to protect your kids.

Warning: Stop Using Infant Sleep Positioners Immediately or Risk Suffocation Deaths

Parents are warned to stop using infant sleep positioners immediately. Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product...
Two federal safety organizations issued a consumer alert today to warn parents to stop using infant sleep positioners, citing reports of 12 infants -- ages 1 month to 4 months -- who suffocated to death after being placed in the devices.

Baby Einstein Videos 'Like Crack for Babies', but Kids Don't Learn From Them

Baby Einstein videos are not all they're cracked up to be. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Though hailed as a wonder drug of sorts by devo...
Though hailed as a wonder drug of sorts by devoted parents, Baby Einstein and other educational DVDs may more accurately be, as one mother describes them, "like crack" for your baby.

One Truly Smokin' Babe Comes Home From Rehab

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A 2-year-old chain smoker just came home from rehab. Break out the baby book -- it's time to start ...

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