Happy Meals Don’t Lead to Happiness, Says New York Councilman

Apr 06, 11 Happy Meals Don’t Lead to Happiness, Says New York Councilman

Posted by in Health, New York, News, Parenting

In the next of many steps to put the breaks on childhood obesity, one New York City councilman is taking up the fight against the kids’ meals industry. Leroy Comrie plans to introduce a bill making it illegal to distribute toys that come with kids’ meals unless they meet certain nutritional standards, as MyFoxNY.com reports. And...

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Prisoners Read to Their Children in Rikers Island Program

Dec 26, 10 Prisoners Read to Their Children in Rikers Island Program

Posted by in New York, Parenting

At the Eric M. Taylor Center, one of nine separate jails on Rikers Island in New York, there are eight inmates who just finished a five-week course called “Daddy and Me.” The course taught these prisoners, who are also fathers, how to read out-loud and record themselves reading for their sons and daughters back home. This is...

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Texting and Social Networking Creating Big Problems for Teens

Nov 10, 10 Texting and Social Networking Creating Big Problems for Teens

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle, Parenting

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University presented a study which they conducted on over 4,000 students at 20 city high schools in Ohio revealing that those high school students who spent the greatest time texting on their cell phones or spending time on social network sites, or both, are at a greater risk for worse behaviors,...

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Homework Helpers Gets the Kids To “Do Their Homework”

Nov 08, 10 Homework Helpers Gets the Kids To “Do Their Homework”

Posted by in Lifestyle, Parenting

When both mothers and fathers have high-powered jobs, sometimes there is just no one at home to help the kids with their homework. Thus is born a new specialty niche, ‘homework helpers.’ Not quite the same thing as traditional tutors who give children, and sometimes adults, the one-on-one extra help they need with a subject,...

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