Parenting

June 21, 2018 - 10:16 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys. Those playthings top a list of 10 questionable toys issued Thursday by World Against Toys Causing Harm, better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H...
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In this Monday, April 23, 2018, photo, Lukas Inman, 19, interacts with his father in Colorado Springs, Colo. Inman suffers from a rare and severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents, including Lukas,' who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
June 19, 2018 - 2:11 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 file photo, Geraldine McCaughrean, author of the Peter Pan sequel 'Peter Pan In Scarlet' talks to AP reporter at her home in Great Shefford, Berkshire. British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday, June 18, 2018 for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She previously won the prize, chosen by children’s librarians, in 1988. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
June 18, 2018 - 6:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean on Monday won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named the winner for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children's librarians, in...
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June 11, 2018 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a man's children over his ex-wife in a dispute about who should get more than $180,000 in life insurance proceeds. The justices ruled on Monday in a case involving the breakup of Mark Sveen and Kaye Melin. When the Minnesota residents divorced in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts. A government study released on Thursday, June 7, 2018, said teen vaping seemed to hold steady in 2017 and cigarette smoking continued to decline _ a promising sign of progress against a wide range of nicotine and tobacco products. However, some experts were cautious about the results. They noted the survey did not asks specifically about Juuls, a wildly popular form of e-cigarettes. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 07, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a booming e-cigarette brand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos accompanied by first grade teacher Alexandra Lyons speaks to student Ayana Greene, during a visit of the Federal School Safety Commission at Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Md., Thursday, May 31, 2018. DeVos listened to first-graders share stories about friendship during a field trip by a presidential commission seeking ways to stem a steady stream of school violence. The school specializes in mentoring and counseling as opposed to punitive discipline. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
May 31, 2018 - 3:34 pm
HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been listening to first-graders share stories about friendship during a field trip by a presidential commission seeking ways to stem a steady stream of school violence. DeVos toured Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Maryland, which...
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President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as he heads to Nashville for a rally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 29, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to reverse a trend of fewer children participating in sports and make youth sports more accessible to economically disadvantaged students. That's the goal of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. The White House says Trump will...
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In this July 24, 2017 photo, pencils are at the ready on a teachers desk at Bruns Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers, according to a study by the National Center of Education Statistics released Tuesday. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every year Anna Graven dips into her modest teacher salary and spends her own money to buy bulletin boards, pencils, paper, highlighters and tissues for her high school students in Oklahoma City. So do almost all of her colleagues across the nation. Nearly all public school...
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Union Jack flags fly across the main shopping street in Windsor, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Preparations are being made in the town ahead of the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that will take place in Windsor on Saturday May 19. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 15, 2018 - 12:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. (all times local): 5 p.m. Meghan Markle's father may have changed his mind and hopes to attend the royal wedding after all. The website TMZ quotes Thomas Markle as saying he now wants to come to...
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May 15, 2018 - 8:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young adults haven't given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that caregivers under 40 put in fewer...
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