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Parents Urged To Warn Teens Against Taking Dangerous ‘Fire Challenge’

The “game” involves teenagers recording themselves as they pour lighter fluid all over their body before lighting the flame.

08/06/2014

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Home-Schooling Parents Rally Against Common Core

Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.

06/15/2014

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Frederick Schools to Alert Parents of Bus Delays

The Frederick County Public Schools are launching a new notification system for parents to check for school bus delays.

02/02/2014

When youngsters continually struggle to fall asleep at night, new research suggests maybe their body clock doesn't match their bedtime.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Study: Wrong Bedtime Linked To Reason Some Children Can’t Sleep

When youngsters continually struggle to fall asleep at night, new research suggests maybe their body clock doesn’t match their bedtime.

12/30/2013

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Study: Dangerous Toys Still Find Their Way To Stores

A new report shows that even though toys have been getting safer in recent years, dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on store shelves.

12/01/2013

A new study finds that 70 percent of parents keep a watchful eye on their own children’s Facebook accounts, and 46 percent reported having their kids' passwords.  (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: 70 Percent Of Parents Monitor Kids’ Facebook Accounts, Nearly Half Have Passwords

A new study finds that 70 percent of parents keep a watchful eye on their own children’s Facebook accounts, and 46 percent reported having their kids’ passwords.

06/14/2013

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Study: Overprotective Parenting Could Make College Students More Depressed

Researchers at the University of Mary Washington have found that college students who have overbearing parents are more likely to experience depression.

02/13/2013

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Study: Increasing Majority Of Parents Fear Kids Being Tracked Online

According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, 81 percent of parents of online teens say they are concerned about how much information advertisers can learn about their child’s online behavior, with 46 percent reporting they are “very” concerned about the possibility of privacy intrusion.

11/21/2012

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Best Places For Rekindling Romance In DC

Get away for some quality time together and rekindle your romance in D.C., now that summer break is almost over and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. You’ve earned it. D.C. has plenty of places that are fun and exciting for couples looking to get away, while avoiding loud clubs with throbbing music and places overrun with kids and families. Head out with your loved one for some special together time at D.C.’s best places to rekindle that spark.

08/10/2012

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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/01/2012

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