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Renee Moilanen: The weight of the world on our kid’s shoulders

As much as I support the idea of children walking to school, I cringe every time my third-grade son hefts his gargantuan bookbag onto his shoulders and trudges hunchbacked toward campus. Loaded up with his required laptop, lunchbox and textbooks, my son’s bookbag weighs 14 pounds. That’s nearly 25 percent of his body weight, a hefty addition on his half-mile trek to school, which is – I swear I’m not exaggerating – uphill both ways. If I had to haul an extra 30 pounds on my back to get to work, ...
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Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to Quitting

Parents, schools and public health experts struggle to find effective ways to help young people quit e-cigarettes. “There is no sound science yet.”
Tags: News, Food And Drug Administration, Nicotine, E-cigarettes, Vaping, American Academy of Pediatrics, Anxiety and Stress, Boston Children's Hospital, Smoking and Tobacco, Teenagers and Adolescence, Addiction (Psychology, Juul Labs Inc


The Checkup: The Case for Creative Play in a Digital Age

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents of young children to go for high-quality traditional toys rather than elaborate digital ones.
Tags: Toys, News, Parenting, American Academy of Pediatrics, Advertising and Marketing, Children and Childhood


Enter To Win The Field Farm Toy worth $49.99

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…  The Field Toy is the perfect farm accessory toy. Imagine: you just got your child a brand new barn complete with animals. You may even have a cute, little tractor to go with it. Now, to let the cow out to graze….on your living room rug?  We buy our children super realistic looking barns and animals to go with it only to have the cows grazing on carpet fibers. Shouldn’t we really let our child’s imaginations explode wi...
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Old School Toys Are Better for Toddlers Than High-Tech Gadgets, According to a New Report

The American Academy of Pediatrics says simpler toys are better for development
Tags: News, Parenting, Uncategorized, American Academy of Pediatrics, Overnight, Onetime


U.S. nixed FBI checks on staff at growing migrant teen detention camp

By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA TORNILLO, Texas — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers — and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. By Tuesday, 2,324 largely Central American boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were sleeping inside the highly guarded faci...
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Largest pediatric study shows obesity increases asthma risk in children

Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research led by Nemours Children’s Health System. The research, published today in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, reported on the analysis of medical records of more than 500,000 children. The study is among the first to use the resources of PEDSnet, a multi-specialty network that conducts observational research and clinical trials across eight of the nation'...
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AAP updates concussion recommendations for children and teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover.
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The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don't Do It, Ever.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidance on spanking children: Don't do it, ever. Dr. Jennifer Shu speaks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about why the guidance is so strong now.
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Practical reasons to stop spanking

Years of research have shown that spanking children is ineffective and potentially harmful. These facts have led the American Academy of Pediatrics to recommend, in a new policy statement published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, that parents not spank, hit or slap their children. This statement from America's leading group of pediatricians, with 67,000 members, is an update to guidance they issued in 1988 that recommended parents "be encouraged and assisted in developing methods other than sp...
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There are practical reasons to stop spanking

Years of research have shown that spanking children is ineffective and potentially harmful. These facts have led the American Academy of Pediatrics to recommend, in a new policy statement published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, that parents not spank, hit or slap their children. This statement from America's leading group of pediatricians, with 67,000 members, is an update to guidance they issued in 1988 that recommended parents "be encouraged and assisted in developing methods other than sp...
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Opinion: The era of spanking is finally over

Years of research have shown that spanking children is ineffective and potentially harmful. These facts have led the American Academy of Pediatrics to recommend, in a new policy statement published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, that parents not spank, hit or slap their children. This statement from America's leading group of pediatricians, with 67,000 members, is an update to guidance they issued in 1988 that recommended parents "be encouraged and assisted in developing methods other than sp...
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Spanking Harms Children, According to the American Academy of Pediatrics

"Experiencing corporal punishment makes it more, not less, likely that children will be defiant and aggressive in the future"
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Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

The latest research shows spanking does not teach children right from wrong and can have long-lasting, damaging effects.
Tags: News, Parenting, Spanking, American Academy of Pediatrics, Corporal Punishment, Children and Childhood, Children Pediatricians ' Group Says


Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline.
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Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking

The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline.
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Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say

Efforts by the Trump administration to narrowly define gender as determined by genitals defy medical and scientific knowledge.
Tags: Gender, News, Birth Certificates, Trump, Endocrine Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Transgender and Transsexuals


The Checkup: Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions.
Tags: News, Parenting, Doctors, Discrimination, American Academy of Pediatrics, Children and Childhood, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Transgender and Transsexuals, Families and Family Life, Depression (Mental


Gaps in California law requiring schools to test for lead could leave children at risk

By Nico Savidge and Daniel J. Willis, EdSource Part one of a special report from EdSource revealing the extent of lead contamination in water in schools across California where water has been tested. Gaps in a new California law requiring schools to test their drinking water for lead could leave children vulnerable to the toxic metal. The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last October, puts California among only seven states and the District of Columbia nationwide that require schools to test thei...
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Lead problems in water linger at Los Angeles schools, despite years of testing and repairs

By Nico Savidge and Daniel J. Willis, EdSource Part two of a special report from EdSource revealing the extent of lead contamination in water in schools across California where water has been tested. Lead testing at Miramonte Elementary in Los Angeles Unified last January found six water outlets over the state and federal limit for drinking water. An auditorium drinking fountain tested at 10 times the lead limit. Three months later at Audubon Middle School, eight fixtures tested over the lead li...
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Under local pressure, California school districts adopt lower lead limits for water

By Nico Savidge and Daniel J. Willis, EdSource Part three of a special report from EdSource revealing the extent of lead contamination in water in schools across California where water has been tested. Two years ago, McClymonds High School in Oakland found alarmingly high lead levels in water coming from a locker room shower. Water from some fountains and sinks tested high as well, leading health and community activists to demand that the district ensure safe water for all children. As the new s...
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Brett Kavanaugh Faces New Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, is facing a new round of sexual misconduct allegations.The New Yorker reported Sunday that Deborah Ramirez alleges "Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away" while both were freshmen students at Yale University."It was kind of a joke," she said of Kavanaugh's alleged reaction. "And now it’s clear to me it wasn’t a ...
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Trump Targets Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Once Again Sides With The Alleged Abuser

President Donald Trump showed restraint for exactly five days before tweeting about the sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and calling out his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford by name.He tweeted that Kavanaugh, who stands accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to rape Dr. Ford when she was 15, is "a fine man, with an impeccable reputation." (The nominee denies Dr. Ford's claims.)The president then targeted Dr. Ford, a private citizen, and tried ...
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CA governor blocks later school start times

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown rejected legislation Thursday requiring that California middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.Supporters of the bill cited research that says delaying school start times could result in better grades, attendance and graduation rates.A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics said insufficient sleep for teens was "an important public health issue that significantly affects the health and safety" of adolescents.RELATED: How to help your kid...
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Parents, stop feeling so guilty about TV time

I've never met a parent at ease with the fact that their children watch television. This includes many, many lovely, curious and conscientious parents who allow their equally lovely, curious and conscientious children an American Academy of Pediatrics-approved one to seven hours a week of television and video games.
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How to Unschedule Your Child  

It’s come to this: Doctors are now being told to prescribe play. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the urgency of the matter in a policy statement. There is a play deficit in this country, and we know it, don’t we? In articles about parenting, it seems that there’s no breed dissected more than that of the…Read more...
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3 ways we’ve failed woman who breastfeed

I have two hours until I’m due to breastfeed my seventh-month-old baby again, so I’ll make this quick: Breastfeeding is really hard for many and our environment and current policy context makes it even harder. The month of August has been declared “National Breastfeeding Month” by the United States Breastfeeding Committee — an organization committed to “creating a landscape of breastfeeding support” by advocating for policy changes to facilitate breastfeeding. Since the U.S. Surgeon General rele...
Tags: Health, Policy, American Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Assembly, OB/GYN, United States Breastfeeding Committee


Health Organizations Issue Conflicting Flu Vaccine Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics aren't in agreement on which influenza vaccine to give children.
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Support later school start times for California students

It was a classically Sacramento moment late last week, the usual mad rush in the Legislature to pass proposed laws before the Friday deadline. Nothing measured about this body. Too many bad bills were sent out. But it was always thus. And by sending out, we refer to the fact that there is one more quite crucial step in the lawmaking process. These successful bills won’t go into effect without Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. And the governor is tasked with reviewing many dozens of them. One of thos...
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Flu season is around the corner. Is your family prepared?

All children should get a flu shot, which is preferred over the nasal mist, as soon as it becomes available and preferably before Halloween, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. If Australia is an indicator, flu season could be light.
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