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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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Dr. Phil: Yelling at Kids Causes 'Shutdown'

Jan 30, 2014

As a new study reveals that parents admit to yelling at their kids once a month, Dr. Phil McGraw tells TODAY that yelling “stops communication.” His suggestion? “Whisper."

Parental Involvement with Young Kids May Help Later Academic Performance

Jan 29, 2014

Parents who are involved in active play with their children during their toddler and preschool years may have better academic performance to look forward to, according to new research.

Weight Fate: Heavy Kindergartners Far More Likely to be Obese Teens

Jan 29, 2014

A child's weight in kindergarten can foreshadow a struggle with obesity later in life — and the warning signals probably start even earlier than that, a large new study has found.

Reading Gap Between Wealthy and Poor Students Widens, Study Says

Jan 28, 2014

A new report indicates the gap in reading proficiency between lower- and higher- income fourth graders has grown by 20 percent over the past decade.

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