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Quickie Parent: Weekly News Round Up (What To Worry About Now)

Posted Apr 05 2013 10:47am

As if parents of middle-school students had no clue.  Middle school friendships matter. DUH. OMG. TTLY! Adults who were good at making friends back in adolescence find more success socially and professionally. GR8. WTF! L8R. LOL. Time Healthland
 
Middle-school parents, just in case you're running short on worries, here's one more. Postmenopausal bone health. Girls who smoke and experience depression in adolescence are at risk for postmenopausal osteperosis.  Science Daily
 
Speaking of risks… More than 1 in 10 children are at risk for Attention Deficit Disorder.  In related news, childhood now at risk of being diagnosed as a psychiatric disorder. New York Times
  Parents of Asian males, however, relax.  Your sons outscore everyone else on math and science. Science Daily
  Parents of everyone else, ask the math teacher to gesture wildly. It helps kids get numbers.  Science Daily
  Hockey moms, soccer moms, baseball moms, parents of little athletes.  Keep worrying about concussions. Pad the soccer goal and keep kids away from the batter while you're at it.  Science Daily
Parents worried "too many vaccines too soon" cause autism, stop worrying.  Science Daily
Don't even think about naming a daughter Brenda. Cross those girly names off the list. Scientific journal articles written by women are seen as inferior. Thanks, mom. Thanks, dad. Science Daily  
Forgetting kids for a second...
In a minor victory for women, rather women without children…they are not as depressed as men without children.  Science Daily
From The Journal of Just Not Fair…a study of U.S. married couples found men who do more housework have less sex. Presumbably their wives too. Scientific American  
Freak finding?  
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