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An occasional drink - Safe during pregnancy?

Is that glass of wine calling to you? Holding off because you're pregnant? Then you might want to ask your doctor if she thinks light drinking during pregnancy is safe. A recent study in the UK found that baby boys born to women who indulged in an...

Teen changes his name to Captain Fantastic and so on

Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined is a nineteen year old boy living in Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. Obviously, he was not born with that name. The former George Garratt legally changed his...

White lies and the parents who tell them

We all tell white lies. If we say we don't, to each other and ourselves, we're telling a white lie right then and there. We tell them to other adults, and we certainly tell them to our kids. More often than not, we tell the white variety of the...

British scouts to get condoms

The British version of the Boy Scouts has issued new guidelines which instruct troop leaders to hand out condoms "if they believe [a scout] is very likely to begin or continue having intercourse with or without contraception." In addition, they are...

Educated parents have smarter kids

A new study of 15,000 British families indicates that delaying parenthood to pursue higher education and a career may decrease the chances of having children with health and learning issues, while the offspring of young, poverty-stricken moms are...

Snitching on students

As a teacher, here in the U.S., my wife is required to report suspected cases of child abuse or endangerment. If she sees or hears something that indicates there could be a problem, she is obligated to contact child protective services. I'm okay with...

Kelly Osbourne to write memoirs

Twenty-three-year-old celebrity kid Kelly Osbourne is set to write her memoirs. The "Papa Don't Preach" cover singer, who is famous basically for having a famous dad, will publish an autobiography of what it's like to grow up as the child of...

"Pregorexia" takes moms by storm

(Click the photo to see which celebs might be "pregorexic") It seems like it should be common sense. Don't diet while pregnant. Yet for many moms these days that seems to be the trend. Many of them are successful at it--but at what cost to their...

British schools ban the word "obese"

Officials in the UK have chosen to ban the word "obese" from letters being sent to parents about their children's weight. Instead the parents of these children will receive a letter saying such children are "very overweight." The move is being called...

Behold the breastfeeding chair!

Breastfeeding women face plenty of hurdles when trying to feed their babies in public. There are negative attitudes, of course, which shouldn't exist but do. But there are also issues of privacy and comfort. Some women breastfeed with ease. Others...

UK theme park bans PDAs

Alton Towers, the UK's "best loved theme park," is committed to family fun. They're so committed, in fact, that if they see parents trying to sneak in a little non-theme park related time with a personal digital assistant, a "special warden" will pop...

Mumps on the rise in the U.S.

The mumps are making a comeback in the United States. I mean the disease, not a post-modern punk band. The disease rose to an alarming rate in 2006, and it is feared it may take decades to eradicate it from this country. These findings come...

Two-drink limit for parents

In the UK, a chain of pubs has decided to implement a two-drink limit for parents accompanied by their children. The idea is to limit the amount of time kids are hanging around the pub with nothing to do. "Once parents have finished the meal with the...

Do the sins of the artist sully the art?

The BBC has an interesting article about a controversy surrounding the textbooks written by Brian Davey, a respected music teacher and, now, convicted child molester. His books are, it seems, used extensively by music teachers and schools, but his...

UK considers banning cars from school zones

Our friends over at Auto Blog are all about the cars. We, of course, are all about the kids. When cars and kids collide - well, that's a bad thing. Surprisingly, that's not the reason the UK's Institute for European Environmental Policy is looking...

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