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Why Do So Many Boys Not Care About School?

Over the last 40 years, the United States has seen a remarkable change in the academic success of boys and girls. In 1970, 58 percent of college graduates were young men; now close to 60 percent of college graduates are women, and this gender gap...More and more, it's girls who do well academically and boys who are losing ground.

CDC to Release Circumcision Recommendations

To snip or not to snip? That is the question on the minds of many expectant parents. Circumcision, the centuries-old ritual of removing an infant's foreskin, has long been associated with cultural and religious practices for various reasons. Ove...

New Study Finds Rich Moms Have Boys, Poor Moms Have Girls

Poverty may play a role in a baby's gender. Image: Richard Dunstan, sxc.hu
Ever feel like a baby's gender is just a matter of the universe flipping a giant coin? Think again: Various studies have found that gender might be dictated by environmen...

Parents Keep 2-Year-Old's Gender a Secret

Swedish couple avoid stereotypes by refusing to reveal their child's gender. Photo: Dominik Gwarek/sxc.hu
With little babies, it is sometimes hard to tell if the child is a boy or a girl. In the absence of gender-specific clothing or a peek in...

Mom of Boys Learns How to Handle a Girl

Amy Wilson wanted snails and puppy dog tails. What she got was a princess. Photo courtesy of sxc.hu.
When a receptionist accidentally let it slip that Amy Wilson's third child would be a girl, Wilson hung up on her. Not due to the shock of f...

Boys Do Better in English When Girls Aren't Around

It's almost report card time again. If you've got a boy who's struggling in English classes, you might want to find out who his classmates are. That's the news out of Bristol University, where a research student found that girls in a classroom can...

Toddlers Ransack Neighbor's House

Two toddlers went on a rampage in a neighbor's kitchen in Anderson, South Carolina. This is the mess they left behind. Photo by WYFF4.com.
Brothers John and Matthew Farrer are only two and three years old, but they've already been accused of ...

Boys Spike Teacher's Coffee, Send Her to Hospital

At our house, we love a good practical joke. But we also have a rule: It's not really a joke unless everyone is laughing. The idea, of course, is that a prank that hurts someone else isn't really funny ... it's just mean. An Auburn, Washington mid...

Too Young for Romance

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Children of all ages will exchange cards, hugs and candy hearts. It starts as young as kindergarten, and continues until the kids discover that sometimes "love" is more fun in private. I know this will make some ...

California Woman Gives Birth to Octuplets!

An as-yet-unnamed woman in Belleflower, California became mom to eight -- yes, eight -- babies on Monday. The octuplets, six boys and two girls, were born via C-section at Kaiser Permanente hospital, and all are doing well. The newbies weigh anywhere...

Playground News - Girls are Less Active Than Boys

Visiting my daughter's kindergarten class at recess, it's hard to tell exactly who is playing with who. Boys and girls are everywhere, climbing, crawling, and chasing. But according a recent study, by age 10, boys are more likely to be the ones exerc...

The White House - Are Boys Too Rowdy?

I'm a mom (who was once a girl) who is raising daughters (more girls), so I really don't know much about what it means to parent a boy. I do have nephews, however, and though they often have different interests than my girls, they don't seem like ent...

Cate Blanchett Says No To Plastic Surgery, Possibly Yes To More Babies

Ah, the lovely Cate Blanchett. Can she do no wrong? It would seem so. Not only is she one of the world's great beauties, but she is a very talented actor and Oscar-winner who, it seems, also has a wonderful marriage and three lovely sons. Cate rec...

Do Shy Kids Ruin Nativity Plays?

My response to that is, well, what's NOT to be ruined about nativity plays? I can't stand them, myself, and I was raised Catholic (so you'd think I'd be all about them). I probably feel this way because as a child in Catholic school I was relegated ...

"Free to Be You and Me" turns 35

My girls have a handful of toys left over from my old childhood -- a plastic strawberry filled with Strawberry Shortcake dolls, a family of squeak-able squirrels who live in a log, and a set of homemade Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. But something I did...

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