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  • Stitches
    'Normal' Barbie doll to have zits, stretch marks, more
    Welcome to the age of "telling it like it is." No more idealized views of women, at least where children are concerned. Say hello tonew the"normal" (read: imperfect) Barbie doll, which will have the body ofan "average...
  • vccinations
    Learn about vaccinations
    Vaccinations of young children are a controversial issue for some parents. Some parents object to having their child vaccinated for religious or cultural reasons. Other parents fear side effects that could possibly lead to lifelong physical or...
  • Tiesto
    Win a trip and hang out with Tiesto by supporting Childhood and Global Citizen
    The organization, World Childhood Foundation, made a appearance this Labor Day Weekend via Made In America Festival in Philly to spread awareness about their mission. Did you know that a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds? And that...
  • Hopscotch
    Parents of first-grader warned child took part in ‘dangerous chasing game'
    At this point, it would be easier for school administrators to make a list of leisure-time activities children are allowed to participate in than those they are not. Zero tolerance has become so pervasive that about the only activity approved for...
  • You’ve been to Wonderland before, strangeness and the suddenness of impact
    You’ve been to Wonderland before, strangeness and the suddenness of impact
    The great expectations and pressures adults put on each other to conform to certain standards is abominable. Most adults don’t remember ever coming to themselves or who they even were as children, their dreams and longings. As children we...
  • Dangers that children face
    Dangers that children face
    These are two great dangers to children:1. Over-protective parents2. AttorneysHanna Rosin reports in The Atlantic that in1978 Theodora Sweeney, a safety consultant from John Carroll University, along with fellow consultant, Joe Frost, took up the...
  • Childhod forearm fractures affect bone strength and density later in life
    Childhood fractures may affect future bone health
    Certain types of bone fractures in children could affect their bone strength and density later in life, says a new study by the Mayo Clinic. The study was announced on January 7, 2013, and was published in the “Journal of Bone and Mineral...
  • caplow
    Finalists vie for $1M in reducing child mortality
    Innovative projects that range from traveling rural clinics in Angola to affordable new breathing machines for infants in Malawi are among the eight finalists for the first-ever $1 million Caplow Children’s Prize, the largest humanitarian...
  • http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html
    Learn about ADHD: October is ADHD Awareness Month
    October is National ADHD Awareness Month. ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) can affect anyone. It is non-gender, age, ethnic or other specific. It is believed to be the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood and can...
  • Story of a doll memory: of love and lose
    Story of a doll memory: of love and loss
    This past weekend, I was reminiscing about my childhood. In particularly, about my time at a nursery. Yes, I can remember those days at the nursery; it was a wonderful place for me when I was little.As, I thought back, there was a doll that I...
  • "Peter Pan: The Boy who Hated Mothers" a dark retelling for Today.
    "Peter Pan: The Boy who Hated Mothers" a dark retelling for Today.
    Peter Pan is a story told in many versions since its birth by Scottish writer J.M. Barrie in the early 1900s. The Blank Theater is closing its 22nd Season with a new adaption of Barrie’s novel “Peter and Wendy” written by Michael...
  • Childhood obesity
    Childhood obesity declines in California
    California children are winning some battles against obesity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.California is among 19 states where childhood obesity has declined, the CDC said. Obesity is up in three states –...
  • Childhood careers: Doctor or nurse
    Childhood careers: Doctor or nurse
    While playing doctor and nurse respectably as children, we were born care takers as we fell to the aid of or dolls and friends.One woman wanted a real first aid kit at the age of six for the holidays. And actually received her first real...
  • The Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast
    Podcast touches on the real truth about the prevalence of mental illness
    A friend recently turned me on to a podcast called The Mental Illness Happy Hour. Now, it’s not as bad as it sounds. They don’t spend the 60 – 90 minutes making fun of mental illness. In fact, it is the opposite. Paul Gilmartin,...
  • Childhood careers: An elevator operator
    Childhood careers: An elevator operator
    For most, there are times when change, unemployment or just unsatisfying workplace commitments ask us to think about what we really want from life. Remembering the numerous, sometimes simple roles we wanted to play when we grew up can inspire us...