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New Study Reveals Teens Are Smoking Less

There is some good news being reported about the state of young people in America.

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Students Won’t ‘Like’ This — Elementary School Threatens Expulsion If Kids Use Facebook

A while back, we told you about the Jewish girls’ school in Brooklyn that instituted a Facebook ban for its students, saying using the social media site violated its religious tenets.

Now an elementary school in Australia is following suit, but its demand that kids delete their Facebook pages has an entirely different reason: it’s an attempt to wipe out cyber-bullying.

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School Bans Kids from Using Acronyms When Signing Yearbooks

For the past few years, language purists have bemoaned the way “text speak” like LOL and OMG has wormed its way into written communication.

But according to parents, a Georgia elementary school went too far when it made students sign a pledge stating they wouldn’t use acronyms when signing each other’s yearbooks.

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Preventing Death in Cribs — CDC Says Keep Them Empty [VIDEO]

It’s no secret that certain kinds of cribs — especially the drop-side variety — can pose a danger to your children. But a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that toys, bumpers and blankets kept in cribs can be hazardous, as well.

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Family Removed from JetBlue Flight After Toddler’s Name Winds Up on No-Fly List [VIDEO]

It’s an innocent traveler’s worst nightmare: being yanked off a plane because your name has somehow wound up on a watch list through no fault of your own. But what if it was your toddler who was deemed a flight risk?

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Well, Duh! New Study Confirms That TV Inspires Kids to Eat More Junk Food

In a study confirming what most of us have probably suspected all along, researchers have found that television encourages young people to eat more junk food and paves the way to obesity and other significant health issues.

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Is Your Baby Overweight? New Study Says Most Moms Can’t Tell

Many parents believe that a chubby baby is a healthy baby, but this may not necessarily be the case.

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New Survey Reveals Parents Have Tough Time Finding Qualified Babysitters

Any parent will tell you that it is tough to find a good babysitter, and even tougher to find that good babysitter available when you need him or her.

Even so, parents would rather have a qualified sitter stay with their children, or no sitter at all.

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