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More and More Kids Getting Hurt - Or Killed - by Falling Televisions

Getting crushed by a falling television sounds like something you would see on a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Sadly, this a real problem that is getting worse. A study published in the October 2009 issue of the journal Clinical Pediatrics found that th...

Teen Athlete Claims She Was Benched for Pregnancy

A Texas teen claims she was benched from her high school volleyball team because she is pregnant and that her coach told her teammates the big news without consulting her, according to ESPN. Senior Mackenzie McCollum was a starting setter on t...

Refund: Disney Offers Money Back for Baby Einstein Videos

The Walt Disney Company is offering up refunds to parents who bought the popular Baby Einstein videos and the move may be an admission that the products did not help boost babies' intelligence, as the company once claimed. Disney is offering a ref...

Kids Addicted to TV - How Bad?

Having a hard time prying the kids away from the TV? Credit: Getty Images
"It's not like they watch a ton of TV. It's just that they love it so much. My kids are allowed to watch one hour a night, from 7 to 8 p.m.," said a mom of two elementar...

Can Watching TV Delay Your Child's Language Development?

Should young children watch television? Photo: jupiterimages Parents might think twice before allowing young children to watch television. Researchers in Washington state are the first to discover a possible link between TV exp...

Study Finds Television Noise Delays Development

Study connects delayed brain development to television. Image: sxc.hu
In the past, studies have shown that infants exposed to television tend to have delayed vocalization and attentional problems. While various theories were offered up to explain...

Weekend Fun and Games

Just in case your long weekend isn't already booked up, here is a look at what's new in kids' entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. To read the reviews in full, click on the links. At the Movies When the lig...

TV Lunch, Every Day - How Bad?

So how bad is eating in front of the TV? Photo courtesy stockexpert.com. This week's How Bad question comes via email: "My daughter is 4. I would say, regrettably, that she eats lunch in front of the TV most days. It probably started because we ...

Burger King Ad Inappropriate for Kids?

If you've seen this new Burger King ad, nobody could blame you for being confused. Are they trying to sell phone books or sponges or what? And did the King just mention something about booty? The ad is actually pushing a new Sponge Bob kid's m...

Jon and Kate Set The Record Straight

In real life, if a couple is having marital problems, they might seek help from a counselor. Or friends. Or just take some time to talk. But in the world of reality TV, they call their publicist. Jon and Kate Gosselin want people to know that thin...

John and Kate Plus 8, Teen Texting, and Alyson Hannigan - Links We Love

Rumors are swirling around John and Kate Gosselin -- cheating, partying, divorce. Will the news cause the couple to call it quits on their reality series John and Kate Plus 8? -- Strollerderby How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan welcomed he...

What Happened to Saturday Morning?

I remember waking up on Saturday, pouring myself a bowl of cereal and eagerly devouring a wide range of animated goodness. But like so many things in life -- the ability to stay up past 11 p.m., remembering what you were just about to do, my hair -- ...

Why Does Dora Have To Grow Up?

Nickelodeon and Mattel have released an image of their all-new older Dora. She won't be replacing the original "Dora the Explorer," but what will this new "tween" Dora be called? Dora the Mall Shopper? Dora the Texter? By releasing the image, the ...

Reality Shows Kids Watch

With so much unscripted programming on television these days, you might wonder who's watching it. Turns out the answer is: Our kids! Surprise, surprise. A lot of reality shows are being enjoyed by children as young as 7 or 8 years old. Here are so...

Are Educational Toys Just Commercial Products In Disguise?

The Scholastic Book Fair has stood the test of time. Just about every school has one -- not to mention those monthly Scholastic Book Club brochures you find crumpled in your child's backpack. Some things have changed, though. Over the past year there...

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