March 31, 2007

Day care good or bad: Debate rages, questions linger

“When the National Institutes of Health issued some good-news-and-bad-news findings this week for working parents with young children, it started with the “good” news.

Nice try.

The rest of the world focused on the bad. The longer children had spent in day care centers before kindergarten, researchers had found, the more likely their sixth-grade teachers were to report “problem behavior,” such as getting into fights, arguing or being disobedient.”

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March 28, 2007

Baby Trend Recalls Back Pack Carriers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Baby Trend Back Pack Carriers

Units: About 4,000

Importer: Baby Trend Inc., of Ontario, Calif.

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March 26, 2007

Nursing: It’s More than Breastfeeding

“– And Every Mother Can Do It!

Breastfeeding isn’t only about providing mother’s milk. While seldom recognized in literature, doctors’ advice or common conversation, there’s a whole lot more to breastfeeding than nutrition and immunity.”

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Extreme parenting: Spiralling out of control

“Stories of extreme parenting and our overachieving, overscheduled kids are so ubiquitous that it’s hard to separate the issues from the hype. It seems that there’s a new angle each week: Kids are loading up on too many AP classes, they are cultivating passions to impress college admissions officers, they are exhausted, and yet they are competing for bragging rights over who is the most stressed.”

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March 23, 2007

One girl, two heads -OR- two girls, one body?

And you thought you had problems.

Every time you start feeling sorry for yourself about some stupid little thing, and wonder why God hadn’t done better for you, remember these wonderful, beautiful, happy girls, who have made delicious lemonade out of the lemons handed to them.

– Ravi Jayagopal /