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Sally Kohn: ‘I’m Gay, And Want My Kid To Be A Lesbian’

Sally Kohn Wants A Gay Child, She Says

Sally Kohn is no stranger to controversy. In a 2014 piece, she once said that referring to an undocumented person as an “illegal immigrant” was tantamount to calling a black person the N-word. So it came as no surprise on Friday when Kohn declared in an op-ed for the Washington Post that she was gay… Read more »

Your Child Doesn’t Need Naps After Age 2 [Study]

Child Naps

Child naps are no longer necessary after the age of 2. This is the key finding of a new study from the University of Technology in Australia. The study’s lead author, Karen Thorpe, also a professor in development science at the university, explained to SFGate that “evidence suggests that beyond the age of 2 years,… Read more »

Emily Blunt: Parenting ‘Is Such A Fear-Based Industry’ — Here’s Why

Emily Blunt

Actress Emily Blunt recently opened up about her views on parenting during an interview with online magazine, The Edit. The 31-year-old award-winning actress, and married mother of one explained her laid back approach to parenting and the reasons for it. “[Raising children] is such a fear-based industry. There used to be one book that everyone… Read more »

Two Studies Show School Lunches Are Healthier Than Bagged

Two studies show that school lunches are healthier than most bagged lunches.

Two separate studies comparing school lunches to those that students brought from home have found that for most students, bagged lunches lack nutrition and those provided in school tend to be healthier for students. Both studies were published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics and compared the nutritional values of the lunches children brought from… Read more »

These Three Companies For Babies Have GMOs In Their Baby Formula

Infant Formula

Thanks to the tight-knit community supporting organic foods and farming, the general public is learning more of the fallacies of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Once believed to be the answer to possible food shortages to a rapidly growing population, GMOs are now recognized for causing more harm than good. Even Monsanto, the company most… Read more »

Sleep Problems Could Increase Risk Of Obesity In Children

Lack of sleep combined with other sleep problems for young children could increase their risk of obesity.

A new study that was published in The Journal of Pediatrics last week links lack of sleep and other problems with a higher risk of childhood obesity. The study was conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and looked at the effects of a chronic lack of sleep on young children… Read more »

Congress Passes The ABLE Act To Benefit Disabled Children

The ABLE Act helps parents plan for the futures of their children with disabilities.

In a huge show of bipartisan support, the ABLE Act passed congress with a 404-17 vote on Wednesday. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, known as the ABLE Act, is aimed at helping parents provide for the future of their children who have disabilities without worrying about penalties or other obstacles. The new bill… Read more »

Study Debunks Mean Girls Myth: Boys Are Worse At Social Bullying

A new study debunks the mean girl bully myth - boys are worse at social bullying

When we think of bullying, we usually think of mean girls ostracizing someone or spreading rumors, and mean boys being more likely to use physical aggression. But a new study from the University of Georgia published in the journal Aggressive Behavior says that boys do both – and are crueler than girls when it comes… Read more »