Babies & Parents

Parents Find Nothing Stylish About New Tattooed ‘Barbie’ Doll

The newest Barbie doll to hit store shelves is sparking controversy. The doll sports several tattoos, and some parents say it’s sending the wrong message to their kids, reports CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown.

Children to be banned from blowing up balloons, under EU safety rules

Children are to be banned from taking part in traditional Christmas games, from blowing up balloons to blowing on party whistles, because of new EU safety rules that have just entered into force.

No 'him' or 'her'; preschool fights gender bias

JENNY SOFFEL Yahoo! News 27.06.2011
No 'him' or 'her'; preschool fights gender bias

At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.

Since the late 1970s, 163 million female babies have been aborted by parents seeking sons

Mara Hvistendahl is worried about girls. Not in any political, moral or cultural sense but as an existential matter. She is right to be. In China, India and numerous other countries (both developing and developed), there are many more men than wom...

EU's contested plan for five-month paid maternity in limbo

European Union ministers Friday failed to endorse a hotly-contested plan to offer new mothers in Europe five months of fully-paid maternity leave.

Parents keep baby's sex a secret, seek to raise 'genderless' child

“So it’s a boy, right?” a neighbour calls out as Kathy Witterick walks by, her four month old baby, Storm, strapped to her chest in a carrier. Each week the woman asks the same question about the baby with the squishy cheeks and feathery blond hai...

Breastfeeding Mothers Share Milk Over Facebook

Beth Germano CBS Boston 25.02.2011
Breastfeeding Mothers Share Milk Over Facebook

Jessica Elways believes in the benefits of breast milk for her seven month old daughter Penelope, but keeping a steady supply hasn’t been easy.

Do-It-Yourself DNA Paternity Tests Now Available In NYC Drug Stores

Who’s your daddy? Getting the answer to that question has just become a lot easier for New Yorkers.

Generation net: The youngsters who prefer their virtual lives to the real world

Children are often happier with their online lives than they are with reality, a survey has revealed.They say they can be exactly who they want to be – and as soon as something is no longer fun they can simply hit the quit button.

Chinese Mothers…in Hong Kong

Jason Chow The Wall Street Journal 16.01.2011
Chinese Mothers…in Hong Kong

An essay titled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” — written by Chinese-American Amy Chua and published last Saturday in The Wall Street Journal — stoked strong emotions and struck a special nerve here in Hong Kong. The story even drew a response ...

Amy Chua with her daughters, Louisa and Sophia, at their home in New Haven, Conn.

Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School, an author and, as of last week, one of the most talked-about mothers in the world. On Jan. 8, the Wall Street Journal published an essay she wrote headlined "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," in which s...

Sex, drugs more common in hyper-texting teens

MIKE STOBBE My Way News 10.11.2010
Sex, drugs more common in hyper-texting teens

Teens who text 120 times a day or more - and there seems to be a lot of them - are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs than kids who don't send as many messages, according to provocative new research.

Mohammed is now the most popular name for baby boys in Britain ahead of Jack and Harry

Mohammed has become the most popular name for newborn boys in Britain. It shot up from third the previous year, overtaking Jack, which had topped the list for the past 14 years but was relegated to third spot.

Teen pregnancies on the rise

Beatrice Siu The Standard 31.03.2009

The number of young girls seeking pregnancy help has increased by 16 percent over the past year, with the spike blamed on more teenagers confusing sex with love.


A 14-year-old expectant mother has painted a bleak picture of teenage drug abuse and parental abandonment on her blog.


In what is one of the most jaw-dropping stories of the decade: When 33-year old single mom Nadya Suleman, mother of six gave birth to octuplets late last month by in-vitro fertilization, her mother’s first reaction was “To have them all is unconsc...


Meet Suraya Brown – the little girl who is baffling doctors by refusing to grow.


The Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets this week has six other children and never expected to have eight more when she took fertility treatment, her mother said Thursday.


BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- The world's second-ever octuplets were born Monday at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, and doctors said the six boys and two girls are doing well.

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