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GoBabyGo: 318 'toy' cars that will mean mobility for disabled toddlers

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When a tractor-trailer pulled into a New Britain, Conn., warehouse recently with 318 battery-powered, ride-on toy cars, professors Michele Dischino and James DeLaura looked as delighted as children on Christmas morning.

Dischino and DeLaura said they were already thinking about the disabled youngsters across Connecticut who will get the gift of...Read more

Summer weekends are hungry times for food-insecure kids, study finds

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For the many low-income children in the U.S., summer can be a hungry time, especially for those who depend on federally-funded breakfast and lunch programs for a large share of their school-year meals.

Now, new research is showing that the food those youngsters do get to eat during the summer months is often not healthy and at risk of ...Read more

Instagram and self-harm: 1 in 3 youth who see cutting images try it themselves, study suggests

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Young people who see images of cutting on Instagram are more likely to hurt themselves by imitating the act, and also are at higher risk for suicide, a new study suggests.

The research, led by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center, the University of Vienna, and the University of Leuven in Belgium, was published ...Read more

NC day care center to close, months after toddlers found on highway

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina day care is closing months after 2- and 3-year-olds wandered onto a highway.

The children left the child care center at Pinedale Christian Church, and five of them were found along a Winston-Salem road that had a 55 mph speed limit, WGHP-TV reported at the time.

Drivers and a police officer stopped to help the...Read more

Minnesota theater parents do 'anything' to support children's dreams

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Kara Salmela loves her family's Duluth home, with its views of Lake Superior. But she will be seeing less of the world's largest freshwater lake this spring.

After several auditions last fall, Kara's 11-year-old daughter, Sofia, landed a coveted spot in "Matilda the Musical" at Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. The venue is three hours...Read more

55 Plus: Are your children taking advantage of you?

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It's a hard thing to go from being dependent on parents to being independent. Many offspring never entirely get there. Genuine dependency does not include creating a tradition of Sunday family dinners or having mom do one's laundry occasionally. But both children and parents should realize that being independent should not include frequent ...Read more