Jul

21

2017

How My Son Picked Out My New ‘Best Friend’

July 21, 2017 By JANINE ANNETT Recently, my “best friend” Jeanette invited my family over to her house on a quiet evening in our little suburb north of New York City. The grown-ups ate guacamole and chips and sipped wine while the kids ate macaroni and cheese and caused chaos in the living room. It was all thanks to my son’s intuitive friendship matchmaking skills….

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Jul

19

2017

What Should Parents Make of the ‘Summer Bucket List 2017’?

July 19, 2017 Adolescence By LISA DAMOUR By now you may have heard about the “Summer Bucket List 2017” that was seemingly written by a teenage girl and reportedly discovered in an Urban Outfitters dressing room in Pittsburgh. The items on the list range from endearing (“Pet a giraffe”) to alarming (“Get crossfaded” — simultaneously drunk and high — “17 times”) and from fanciful (“Tie…

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Jul

19

2017
Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

Enlarge this image Tymia McCullough is a poised, pageant-winning 11-year-old from South Carolina. She also happens to have sickle cell anemia and relies on Medicaid to pay for medical care. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption toggle caption Liam James Doyle/NPR Tymia McCullough fidgets in front of a mirror in her hotel room as her mom, Susie Pitts, puts the final touches on her hair and…

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Jul

19

2017
How poverty may affect children’s behavior

How poverty may affect children’s behavior

In a recent study of young children experiencing homelessness, high-quality parenting was associated with better peer relationships and protection from internalizing problems in the context of family adversity.


Jul

18

2017
Health Care: The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace

Health Care: The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace

Enlarge this image Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he’ll now push for a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act that would give Congress two years to come up with a replacement. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP After the Senate’s attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed Monday, Republican leaders immediately began talking about repealing the health care law…

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Jul

17

2017
In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids’ Health Care At Risk

In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids’ Health Care At Risk

Enlarge this image Two-year-old Robbie Klein has hemophilia, a medical condition that interferes with his blood’s ability to clot normally. Without insurance, the daily medications he needs to stay healthy could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more each year. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption toggle caption Jesse Costa/WBUR The U.S Senate’s plan to replace Obamacare would cut funding for Medicaid and other health insurance…

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Jul

17

2017
How exposure to a foreign language ignites infants’ learning

How exposure to a foreign language ignites infants’ learning

A new study is among the first to investigate how babies can learn a second language outside of the home. The researchers sought to answer a fundamental question: Can babies be taught a second language if they don’t get foreign language exposure at home, and if so, what kind of foreign language exposure, and how much, is needed to spark that learning?



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