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Tantrum proof: How to raise children who don't feel entitled

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No one wants to be the parent of a child going viral in a video, screaming in a restaurant or throwing a tantrum in the cereal aisle. So how can parents form a foundation that fights back against a culture in which it seems kids are entitled to anything? Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of "The 'Me, Me, Me' ...Read more

High school graduation may require more than just grades, test scores

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LOS ANGELES -- Looking smart in a blue button-down shirt, Jorge Magana, 18, zipped through a PowerPoint presentation with the confidence of a Fortune 500 CEO.

Seated in front Magana in a classroom at Los Angeles High School of the Arts was a panel of three judges: the school's assistant principal, a school coordinator and a former student. It ...Read more

Finding a formula for 'medically complex' kids

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Five-year-old Lakota Lockhart talks about Batman nonstop. When his mom, Krystal, can wedge in a word, she describes what life has been like since Lakota was born with a rare central nervous system disorder that causes his breathing to stop every time he falls asleep.

She said they're lucky Lakota was born across the street, at ...Read more

Boise couple create app for diagnosing autism

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BOISE, Idaho -- Robby Oberleitner was 18 months old when his parents noticed changes in his personality. By age 2, the boy wasn't talking. He would cry and hurt himself.

What happened over the next year would inspire his parents, Ron and Sharon Oberleitner, to start a business they now operate from downtown Boise.

It was the mid-1990s when the...Read more

'All In': Is paid leave for fathers of newborns the next workplace battlefront?

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"All In: How Our Work First Culture Fails Dads, Families and Businesses, and How We Can Fix It Together" by Josh Levs; HarperOne (272 pages, $25.99)

When he was preparing to take time off after the birth of his third child in 2013, CNN correspondent Josh Levs was stunned to learn that his employer's policy entitled him to just two weeks of paid...Read more

Growing up White House-style: Obama opens up about his daughters

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Malia Obama, the older of President Barack Obama's two teenagers, got a new worldview on her security detail thanks to her father, he said in a podcast interview that aired Monday. When the 16-year-old was chafing at the restrictions of life in a Secret Service bubble, the president pointed out that having a driver to bring her home to the White...Read more

Hillary Clinton proposes more funding for early childhood education

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Hillary Clinton embraced her new role as a grandmother and her longer-term one as a child advocate on Monday, offering up proposals on early childhood education including doubling funding for Head Start.

It was Clinton's first set of policy proposals kicking off a summer of planned rollouts. Speaking at a YMCA in Rochester, N.H., Clinton ...Read more

Transgender kids: 'Exploding' numbers of children, parents seek clinical help

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Two years before Caitlyn Jenner showed up on the cover of Vanity Fair, Oliver Bishop was in crisis.

The Sonora, Calif., teen's grades had dropped, and he'd become suicidal as he sensed that puberty was beginning to trap him in a female body that seemed alien to the boy he had always been inside.

"You know you're a guy," he said, "but everybody...Read more

Her experience shows importance of 'kangaroo care' for preemies

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KANSAS CITY -- Jessica VanderKlei of Grain Valley, Mo., was, in her own words, "freaking out."

She was little more than halfway through her pregnancy on Jan. 18 when she noticed her feet had swollen. Her blood pressure spiked to a dangerous 188/120. Soon doctors were rushing her to Overland Park (Kan.) Regional Medical Center for an emergency ...Read more

Her experience shows importance of 'kangaroo care' for preemies

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KANSAS CITY -- Jessica VanderKlei of Grain Valley, Mo., was, in her own words, "freaking out."

She was little more than halfway through her pregnancy on Jan. 18 when she noticed her feet had swollen. Her blood pressure spiked to a dangerous 188/120. Soon doctors were rushing her to Overland Park (Kan.) Regional Medical Center for an emergency ...Read more