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- From Pilgrim and Native American names to names taken from modern Thanksgiving traditions, if Turkey Day is one of your favorite holidays (or your due date is in late November), check out these Thanksgiving-inspired baby names! -By Jacqueline Tourville
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- TheBump.com | Parenting – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 10:49 AM ESTThinkstock / The Bump
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A new study conducted at the University of British Columbia found that two components found in garlic will help reduce the contamination risk of infant formula. Published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, researchers identified diallyl slfide and ajoene (two components in garlic) that work to significantly lower the contamination risk of Cronobacter sakazakii, which is found in dry infant formula powder.
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The bacteria is an organism that can cause bacteraemia (bacteria found in baby's blood, which can poison him), meningitis and necrotising enterocolitis (a fatal bowel issue found in premature babies) in baby. Though it's not only found in powder formula mix, in the last five years it's been most commonly detected there. Though the infection is rare, it's typically fatal in infants - and it's not only found in the US; it's been detected all over the world.
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Feathered headdress place markers and Thanksgiving-themed crafts make this kids' table colorful and playful. Minimal prep work will ensure small guests stay happily entertained while the adults enjoy conversation and a peaceful meal nearby.
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 4:33 PM EST
Faith Christian Academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo Shine. And VanDyke’s mother, Sabrina Kent, could not be reached for comment.
Update: School officials said Tuesday they would require VanDyke to style her hair differently, but not necessarily to cut or straighten it.
A 12-year-old girl will be expelled from a Florida school unless she gets her hair under control, school officials have told her. Vanessa VanDyke, an honors student and violinist at the Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, tells WKMG that administrators have given her one week to decide whether to cut and shape her hair or leave the school, which she has attended since the third grade.
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But WKMG reports that the school’s handbook includes a section on hair that says it “must be a natural color and must not be a distraction,” stating examples that include mohawks, shaved designs and rat tails. However, notes Kent, “A distraction to oneRead More »from Change Natural Hairstyle or Get Expelled, School Tells 12-Year-Old Girl
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 4:33 PM EST
Baby AdoptionMy [foster-to-almost-adopted] daughter, Clementine, will never hear me tell her that she was 'born in my heart.' A new adoption book by Berta Serrano is being published called Born from the Heart, and I was quite surprised that the title wasn't already taken. I've heard the term for years now, and it's always made me cringe. My first thought was, "I'm really glad my [adoptive] parents didn't pull that born-in-my-heart crap on me."
I was adopted at birth and was given the direct "You were in another lady's belly" line. It worked for me. It also worked for all of the other adopted kids I grew up with, none of whom have identity issues, drug abuse problems, or violent criminal records. My adopted peers are all boring, well-adjusted adults who look at me quizzically when I ask them about adoption themes such as this. They aren't reading about adoption; they are pursuing other endeavors.
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 4:20 PM ESTLockdownThe first Friday of every month at my daughter's school, parents are invited into the classroom to see whatever project the kids have got going on in class. I go in to see my daughter's work, to chat with the other kids (most of whom know me pretty well), and sometimes to read for them as a group. Last week, there was a class "publishing party," where all the parents and students walk around silently reading the "books" the kids have written. (They're just two or three pages of story plus a hand-drawn cover, but still. Calling them books makes the kids feel proud. And in New York, part of your schooling is learning how to attend publishing parties and art openings - for the free food, if nothing else.) I walked in a few minutes after the party started - because I can't read much of anything without having a cup of coffee first - so in between dropping my daughter off at school and coming back for the party, I grabbed a latte from the joint down the street. Read More »from The School Lockdown I Didn't Know was Just a Drill
- Disney Baby | Parenting – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 3:11 PM ESTHe's not walking yet... and I'm fine with it!These little ones have so much learning to do their first few years of life, it continually amazes me how fast they're able to catch on to things. So while my almost 15-month-old still isn't walking (don't worry, I'm not worried), he is working extremely hard at practicing his walk. This past weekend we took him out to the park so he could have some wide open space to put his new push walker to use. Within minutes he had caught on and got the idea of this thing called walking. Now, is he walking on his own yet?
Well, he is still not any closer to walking on his own yet, and I wasn't expecting him to be. I love the vast options of physical toys out there to help encourage development and practice things like fine and gross motor skills, but the one thing we parents need to remember is that milestone development all comes down to the baby.
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 2:47 PM ESTstudy has found that families with a first child who is a daughter, or with more daughters than sons, are 11 percent more likely to be headed by Republicans than those with no daughters.It seems, liberal ladies, that there might finally be an explanation for your Republican parents: you. Yep, a new
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“Parents of daughters, it seems, have an interest in reducing male promiscuity and encouraging greater male investment in their children, consistent with the conservative family policies of the Republican Party,” study coauthor Emily Rauscher, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, tells Yahoo Shine. “Parents of sons, in contrast, are more accepting of teen sex and more liberal policies. In other words, daughters seem to encourage Republican identification through parents’ interest in their grandchildren.”
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 2:43 PM ESTWatching the cool kidsHe was part of the big-kid group.
Well "big" to my 4-year-old son, Noah, who often watched the boy walk home from the school bus with a herd of other "big kid" boys. All between 7 and 12 years old, all with backpacks bouncing behind them, all wearing puffy jackets and knit gloves that their parents probably laid out the night before.
The boy seemed like a good enough kid, along with the rest of the gang - rowdy at worst. They spent the summer riding two-wheeler bikes throughout our gated community, being told to settle down by the lifeguard (because CANNONBAAAALLLL!), and ending the nights with flash-tag and manhunt and other memories that'll cause pangs of nostalgia 20 years from now. They were never caught smoking cigarettes or accused of vandalizing property (not yet at at least), but they once got in trouble for running and playing outside of other neighbors' windows, which is the equivalent of a fist wag and a "Get off my property, ya hooligans."
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- Erin Zammett Ruddy | Parenting – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 1:49 PM ESTCheers! I have more than my share of amazing things to be thankful for this year. I just gave birth to my third child — a healthy baby girl — 10 days ago. I was off my cancer meds (I've had chronic leukemia for 12 years and had to stop treatment while pregnant) and the disease stayed in a deep remission the whole nine months. My older two kids have adjusted seamlessly, they're behaving like angels (I kind of don't recognize them) and we are basically in post-birth bliss over here. Trust me, I could definitely get sappy and sentimental this holiday. I am sappy and sentimental. But that's not what this post is about. This is about the other stuff that makes life as a parent worth living, or at least easier to live. The treats and tricks and corner cutting that I've come to rely on as a mom. The stuff I secretly celebrate on a daily basis. When my family goes around the table on Thursday to share what we're thankful for, I won't be mentioning this list but it doesn't mean I'm not deeply Read More »from What I'm Most Thankful for as a Mom (The Not-So-PC Version)
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