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Number of Child Abuse Deaths Might Be Underestimated

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At least 1,770 children died from abuse and neglect in 2009.
Probably more. Probably a lot more. State officials underestimate the death toll from child abuse by at least 50 percent, according to the Governme...
Government Accountability Office says deaths from child abuse woefully underestimated.

L.A. to Focus More On Protecting Kids, Less On Reuniting Families

Angel Montiel was reunited with his parents after they enrolled in parenting classes and agreed to drug testing and other services. Now his mother is spending 15 years in prison. She pleaded no contest to beating the toddler to death. Angel i...

Breastfeeding - Does it Protect Kids From Neglect?

Breastfeeding does a baby's body good ... that much we already know. But a 15-year study of over 6,000 Australian children discovered that breastfeeding may benefit babies in another way -- protecting them from neglect. Babies who were breastfed f...

Child's sunburn lands dad in hot water

When Bobby Jones played outside with his two-year-old son recently, a neighbor said that she thought he was very "attentive." Not attentive enough, apparently. Jones neglected to protect his toddler from the sun, and the boy developed second and thir...

Mom of four teens goes on parenting "strike"

It's one thing for Hollywood writers to go on strike and mess with months' worth of television viewing. It's a whole other thing for a mother to just decide not to parent anymore and mess with her children's lives. Melissa Dean, mother of four teenag...

Is overfeeding kids child abuse?

Last month, Kristin wrote about a 400 pound child and pondered whether her parent's were guilty of abuse for letting their seven-year-old child get that heavy. The consensus among those who commented on her story was that the girl was most likely suf...

The warning signs for potential re-abuse of children

It is impossible not to ask yourself, when you see a baby with a bruise or cut, "Was that baby abused?" The answer is likely no, particularly if you know anything about the child and his or her parents. Still you wonder, particularly if the same baby...

Girl bullies more likely to become aggressive mothers

According to a new study conducted by forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist Sue Bailey at the University of Central Lancashire, England, girls who display aggressive behavior in childhood are more likely to become harsh parents. Girls who exhibi...

Oh, Sean Preston Federline, you poor little guy...

You know, I am just as sick of seeing Sean Preston Federline in jeopardy as everyone else on this planet. I deliberately did not write about seeing pictures of Britney sitting in the back of a car, holding Sean, in New York City the other day because...

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