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Angeline Duran Piotrowski

California
I love my kids. I never want any harm to befall them in any way. That is why I am vulnerable to believing all of the scary parenting headlines about health, safety and child development. But during the past five years that I've been a parent I've seen scare fads come and go. I've seen scary... Full Bio
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Thank You by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Warm thanks to all who have read and left such passionate and insightful comments to these articles.  This website has been a project of mine through the phase of ... Read on »
Myth 35: There are different “learning styles”. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We’ve all grown up being told that we learn better in different ways: some by doing, some by seeing, some by hearing…  This notion supported by the very real feeling tha ... Read on »
Myth 34: All Hand Sanitizers Sanitize by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The great savior of germ conscious parents far and wide is the gel based hand sanitizer.  Pocket size bottles of it emerge from diaper bags and purses after potentially ... Read on »
Myth 2: Kidnappers are usually strangers. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The Department of Justice reports that there are only 115 stereotypical kidnappings per year, in which a stranger or acquaintance abducts a child to hold for ransom or ... Read on »
Myth 1: It’s the government’s job to test for lead. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Parents and lobbyists have demanded that legislation be passed to ensure the toys that reach our children’s mouths are 100% safe for human consumption. As Nancy Pelos ... Read on »
Not Found by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn' t here. Read on »
Myth 13: School shootings are an epidemic. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (in their report “The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective”) cautions that people should be cynical about news coverag ... Read on »
Myth 12: Feed baby veggies before fruits. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We’ve all heard the warning, “introduce baby to vegetables before fruits or she will only want to eat sweet foods”. And well intentioned parents, who fed their baby ba ... Read on »
Myth 11: You should tell your kids about Stranger Danger. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Penn & Teller busted this myth in their Showtime show “ Bullshit “, the episode about Stranger Danger. Watch a clip from this episode… click here>> They intervie ... Read on »
Myth 10: Baby bottles with BPA are dangerous. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Canada, the first and only country to ban the use of BPA in baby bottles clearly states that “Bisphenol A does not pose a risk to the general population, including a ... Read on »
Myth 9: Reading and writing cause nearsightedness. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The number of children worldwide who are Nearsighted (Myopic) is growing. For years it has been believed that too much “near work”, such as reading and writing, was th ... Read on »
Myth 8: Swim suits with mom skirts hide flaws. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Exhibit A Exhibit B They don’t. Read more » Filed under: Self Esteem | Tagged: fashion, mom, skirt, suit, swim | 5 Comments » Exhibit A ... Read on »
Myth 7: A married, live-in, biological father is always best. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Barney was right. “A family is people and a family is love. That’s a family.” Research by the American Sociological Association shows that children receive the same ... Read on »
Myth 6: A small child who hits is being mean. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist who pioneered much modern thought in the area of childhood development, says that children only begin to grasp the concept of empathy ... Read on »
Myth 5: Sexism is a fact. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It turns out that sexism is in the eye of the beholder. Read more » Filed under: Self Esteem, Uncategorized | Tagged: sexism | 5 Comments » It turns out th ... Read on »
Myth 4: I can’t “make” hubby be a better dad. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A study was published in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of Family Psychology. It looked at 97 couples in the Midwest who were married or cohabiting, and who were e ... Read on »
Myth 3: 2% milk is now better for toddlers. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Week of July 16, 2008 the American Academy of Pediatrics basically said, “Since kids keep being obese we will change science to make them be skinnier.” For the past 1 ... Read on »
Myth 22: People who use genetic testing want designer babies by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found a high desire for additional genetic testing among consumers for life altering and threatening medical ... Read on »
Myth 21: Carseats are safer than seatbelts for ages 2+. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Every child who is 1 year old and weighs 20 lbs. is allowed to ride in a front facing car seat (if only because they get too huge to fit rear-facing anymore) and at age ... Read on »
Myth 20: Avoiding peanuts prevents allergy. by Angeline Duran Piotrowski Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Note: This myth is not 100% busted, but the premise is starting to show its slip a little. Read on. New research casts doubt on government health recommendations th ... Read on »