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Controversial New Study Suggests Children of Homosexual Couples Have More Problems Than Kids of Heterosexual Couples

It appears that children with same-sex parents occasionally turn out significantly worse than those children that come from stable married heterosexual parents.

That’s the word from a new, controversial study out of the University of Texas.

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What City Has the Most Spoiled Children?

We have all seen the horrifying outcome of parents who spoil their children. The tyranny these little monsters yield can sometimes wreak the same twisted havoc as a lone wild animal searching for its next meal.

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Little League Team Turns Down Donation from Strip Club

“LA’s Friendliest Gentlemen’s Club”, the Jet Strip Cabaret, almost justified their slogan recently when they tried to donate $1,200 to save the Lennox Little League’s season.

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Georgia Restaurant Bans Crying Children

I'm a parent, so I'm sympathetic to the the mood-swings of children;  I fully understand that sometimes kids aren't happy and that at their age, they're not as experienced at understanding the need to sometimes suppress their true feelings in return for social etiquette

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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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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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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Soft Drink Manufacturers Market To Children

A recent research study focused on the marketing tactics of the soft drink industry.  The data demonstrated how the beverage companies focus their marketing on children.
The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale found that from 2006 to 2008, the number of advertisements children and teens saw for regular soda doubled

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Kids Learn To Swear From Television

So, researchers have linked the rise in acceptable profanity on television to the increased use of these words by kids.  Do you think?

Children are very impressionable.  They watch, listen, and soak up everything that they're exposed to

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Kids Are More Likely to Get Hit by Cars on Halloween, Says Study

Kids always look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween, but a new study from the Centers for Disease and Prevention may give some parents pause.

The CDC reports children are four times more likely to be hit by cars on October 31 than on any other day of the year — probably not terribly surprising, given the increase in the number of kids who are out and about on Halloween.

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SpongeBob Squarepants Stifles Brain Function

Don't tell Squidward:  Researchers are claiming that television programs like Spongebob Squarepants squash the ability for young minds to think clearly and focus on information.

Psychologists have now found that a brief exposure to SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and the rest of the crew also appears to dampen preschoolers' brain power

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Simon who? The Story Behind A Playground Favorite

How many times have you played simon says and said to yourself, I'm always saying to myself, I'm gonna kill this guy named Simon...
Simon says, put your hands on your head. Simon says, turn around

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