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New Virus Related To Smallpox Is Found In Republic Of Georgia

Two herdsmen in the country of Georgia have been infected with a brand-new virus, scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.<p>The newly identified virus is a second cousin to smallpox. And, like smallpox, it causes painful blisters on the hands and arms‎. Other …

17 Photos Of Children That Show What Autism Is Really All About

Recent statistics collected by the Center for Disease Control say that 1 in 68 children are on the autism spectrum. But as anyone who has been touched by an ASD knows, the kids affected are much more than a number.<p>Last year, Autism Shines, a project that aims to debunk negative myths about ASDs, …

This Is What Happens When You Tell A Young Girl She's Fat

Young girls who grow up being told they're "too fat" have a greater chance of becoming obese.<p>That's according to a new long-term study by psychology researchers at UCLA. Researchers weighed girls at age 10 and again at age 19, and found that the odds of being obese as a young woman increased if …

How to Help Your Child Make Friends

Learning to make friends is one of the most important skills your child can learn that will benefit him throughout his entire life. Having close friends has been known to help people live longer, happier lives.<p>Not all children are innately socially adept; some children who may be shy or have …

Parenting

Geo-Fencing: Just One Tool to Protect Kids From Cyber Bullying

There's been a lot of talk about "geo-fencing" lately, and its use as a cyber tool that can help keep kids safe, online and off.<p>In case you are unfamiliar with this technology, a "geo-fence" is a virtual boundary around a real-world location on a map. Geo-fencing technology enables notifications to …

Parenting

Girls Called 'Fat' More Likely to Become Obese

Calling a girl "fat" may result in a greater chance she'll become obese later in childhood or life, according to new research published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. More from Reuters:<p>The early stigma of being labeled that way may worsen the problem rather than encouraging girls to become …

Parenting: Making Room for Emotions

Earlier this week, I picked my daughter up from school and her teacher stopped us as we entered to ask if my little one was in a better mood today. Of course that begged the question, "Was she in a bad mood yesterday?" Her teacher went on to tell me that she hadn't been her usual happy self and …

Parenting

5 Helpful Practices for Parents of Children With Special Needs

<i>By Alma Schneider for KnowMore.tv</i><p>As the parent of a child with special needs, I often replay the scene from those inflight safety videos where the grownup puts on her own oxygen mask before helping her child. On an airplane, taking care of ourselves first saves lives, because clearly, we won't be …

Parenting

How to Teach Kids to Make Mindful Choices -- Even When We, Parents, Aren't Around

Every few weeks is "one thing day" for me and my 3-year-old son, Ari. I take him to a toy store in the neighborhood and allow him to choose one thing. (Emphasis on "choose.") I purposefully make the toy-hunting experience an opportunity to teach my son how to become a good choice-maker.<p>You see, I'm …

Kids

Manners & Responsibility: Getting Your Child to Listen

Are your kids ignoring you? Our video has the best tips to get them to listen.<p>-Another important skill set to teach at home is how to listen-- whether it be listening to you or to others, it's one of life's most critical lessons. How is your day, JB? -Well, I went to school, and then I-- -Did it …

Did Bullies Kill 17-Year-Old Girl?

An Argentine girl has died after an apparent attack by bullies who allegedly inflicted severe violence on the 17-year-old. CNN has more:<p>Naira Cofreces died Sunday of multiple injuries, including bruising to the left side of her brain, officials said."First there was a verbal altercation and then …

Kids Exposed to Less Violence, Study Finds

Despite ongoing concerns about a violent culture and its affect on America's youth, a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics has found that kids today may actually be exposed to less violent crime today than a decade ago. More from Time.com:<p>Mass shootings and severe cyberbullying cases …

50 Of The Best Kids' Books Published In The Last 25 Years

Little kids may insist you read the same books over and over at bedtime (sometimes more than once in the same night), but that doesn't mean you can't stop trying to add variety to the mix. This new list, compiled by Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that advocates for literacy, and book …

'The Baby Tree' Tells Kids Where Babies Come From So Parents Don't Have To

If you break out in a cold sweat just <i>thinking</i> about talking to your kids about where babies come from, you're not alone.<p>In a trailer for Sophie Blackall's new book, <i>The Baby Tree</i>, it's clear that parents don't straight-shoot when it comes to the birds and the bees. Their explanations about where …

The 50 Best Movies for Kids

Check out some of the best kid-friendly films of all time.<p>Whether you're planning a family movie night or looking for some kid-friendly entertainment options while you and your partner have a date night (or, let's be honest, catch an extra hour of sleep on the weekend!), nothing spoils the fun like …

Kids

My Child Scares Me

My child scares me. I don't mean I'm concerned about him. My child is sweet and funny and entertaining. He's perfect in his own way. Well, as perfect as a 2-year-old can be.<p>No, my child actually, unintentionally, scares the crap out of me.<p>I'm a proud wimp. Even before I was pregnant, I knew kids of …

Horror

How Parenting Can Be Your Spiritual Practice (Or: Never Walk Down the Street With Your Kid the Same Way Again)

A lot of things change when you have a kid: physically, emotionally, logistically, your sense of priorities your understanding of yourself in the world.<p>And for a lot of people, things get thrown into a blender spiritually, as well.<p>There are ways in which the wisdom of a spiritual tradition -- in …

Parenting

Fat Is Not a Bad Word

There was a time when I believed I could adequately prepare myself for all the hard questions my children might ask. And then I became a mother.<p>I have since learned that nothing can prepare me for some of the shockers that come from the mouths of my babes. Like when my daughter interrupted me …

Parenting

College Prep for Kindergarteners?

A kindergarten in New York has cancelled its end-of-the-year kiddie show in order to devote more time to college and career prep. In a letter to parents, the teachers explained:<p>The reason for eliminating the Kindergarten show is simple. We are responsible for preparing children for college and …

Kids