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France Just Made Spanking Illegal

Jan 06, 2017 / TODAY

Parents throughout France now need to think twice before spanking children who misbehave.


New Peanut Allergy Guidance: Most Kids Should Try Peanuts

Jan 05, 2017 / NBC News

New peanut allergy guidelines: Even high-risk kids high risk should try them, experts say.


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Why You Should Let Your Kids Make a Mess of Their Chores

Sep 16, 2015

A new article says that you should let your kids mess up their household chores at an early age, because that's how they learn to become competent and confident. TODAY's Carson Daly says his 3-year-old daughter dumps her leftovers into the garbage - plate and all.

4-Day School Weeks? Study Says Kids Do Better with a Shorter Week

Sep 15, 2015

Should kids go to school only four days a week? A new study finds that schools that switch to four-day weeks see improvements in the math scores of their fourth- and fifth-graders.

Watch How These Cool Schoolteachers Make Learning Fun

Sep 15, 2015

It's Cool School Week on TODAY, and the show is shining a much-deserved spotlight on some of the most creative schoolteachers in the country. Dylan Dreyer and Natalie Morales look at a social studies teacher who demonstrates how Michelangelo painted while lying on his back, a Georgia instructor who dramatizes action verbs by standing on her head, and other innovative educators.

Does Your Child Have Enough Time to Eat Well at School?

Sep 14, 2015

Many kids don't eat healthfully at school and a new study suggests it's because they don't have enough time.

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