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“Toddlers & Tiaras” – Encouraging Kids To Dance On Bars Since 2009

I have a love/hate relationship with the show "Toddlers & Tiaras". On one side, I love it, because it often makes me feel better about myself as a person. And about how I would be as a parent, since I certainly wouldn't be anything like the fame-hungry monster mothers on the show. On the other hand, I feel bad for the kids, who are made to think that pageants are the greatest thing in the world, and that failure is not an option, ever. I'm pretty sure it leads to self-esteem problems and eating disorders and most likely a myriad of other problems later in life.

Tonight is the season finale of "Toddlers & Tiaras", and I think they've really outdone themselves this time. In this episode, we go out with our pint-sized divas heading to a pageant in Arkansas, where a face-off between three girls and their coaches turns ugly.

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Are Working Moms Healthier Moms? — Health Check

Many new mothers grapple with whether or not they should work while their children are still young.

But if a new study is to be believed, it can actually benefit a woman’s health to collect a paycheck between changing diapers.

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Category: Health, Parenting
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Autistic Kids Get a Special Meeting with ‘Sensitive Santa’ [VIDEO]

The bright lights, loud music and long lines can often keep autistic kids from engaging in a holiday ritual many children enjoy: an annual visit with Santa.

So one mall opened early last Sunday morning for some low-key “sensitive Santa” time.

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Category: Family/Kids, Parenting
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flickr, M.V. Jantzen
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13-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Burping

Now, I've never been a teenage boy, but I've interacted with enough of them in my life to know that burping is a staple in their life. Burping loudly, even more so (this could go for some grown men as well). So, when I read a headline about a teenage boy being arrested for burping, I had to dig a little deeper and figure out what it was all about.

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Should an Obese Child Be Taken From His Parents? Some Authorities Thought So and Did

A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.

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Category: Family/Kids, Parenting
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Swearing Baby Doll? (Video)

Remember the stir caused by the supposed sexual "subliminal messages" in Disney movies? I'll admit I watched the balcony scene from Aladdin over and over,  and finally did hear Aladdin mutter to the tiger "Good teenagers, take off your clothes"-- it's in there, I swear! Well, something like that is happening with a toy on shelves this Christmas season. If you're out and about shopping today, you might want to avoid the dolls that some are claiming have a swearing problem.

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The Life of a First Time Expectant Dad

Ok, so let’s think about this…because there is a lot to consider. I found out 5 months ago that I’m expecting my first child, a little girl, and I am excited about it as I’ve ever been about anything.

Children are a huge responsibility; in fact they are every parent’s biggest responsibility. Preparing for them is just the same.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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Smarter Kids May Be Experimenting More with Drugs — Health Check

A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.

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Weirdo Parents Mail Chicken Pox Infected Lollipops To Other Parents

I've heard of chicken pox parties before. And I think that they're insane. What's a chicken pox party, you may ask? Well, basically it's parents getting some kids who have the chicken pox together with a group of kids who don't have the chicken pox so that the healthy kids can get infected. While to some parents it may make sense, all I can think is, "Dude, you just got your kid sick. On purpose."  What ever happened to letting kids get things organically? I think that I got the chicken pox at the same time that my older brother got them. Why? Because we lived in the same house. How did he get them? From some kid at preschool who came to school with them before they had really showed up. That's the way that chicken pox should be spread. Not by crazy parents.

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Panel Says Kids Should Get Cholesterol Tests by Age 11 — Health Check

In a country with a soaring childhood obesity rate, doctors on an expert panel appointed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics announced Friday that children should be tested for high cholesterol as early as age 9.

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Peanut Butter Price Hike Could Make Things Sticky for Consumers

Peanut butter has been a staple for frugal food lovers for years, but a looming price increase could make it more of a luxury item before the end of the year.

Facing shortages after a dismal peanut harvest, producers have begun implementing steep price hikes, and consumers will start feeling the pinch this week — adding to a general rise in the cost of food throughout 2011. 

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