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Stories with subject: Parenting
  • Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:20 am
  • WASHINGTON - It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation.

  • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:59 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

  • Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:09 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.

  • New SAT: What will those questions look like? 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.

  • Alicia Silverstone out with book 'Kind Mama' 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - She's famous as an actress for "Clueless." But Alicia Silverstone is also famous for her sometimes controversial ideas about mothering, and now she's put those philosophies down in writing in a just-published book, "The Kind Mama" (Rodale).

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:06 pm
  • MONACO - Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments - including possibly the French Open - to be with his wife when she gives birth again.

  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits? 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:22 am
  • EVANSTON, Illinois - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

  • McCord defends single-mom message in Pa. campaign 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:20 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord insisted Monday that he has not ignored his stepfather's role in raising him but rather that he is emphasizing that being raised for a time by a single mother familiarized him with financial insecurity.

  • Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:23 am
  • Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, no such thing as paternity leave.

  • Ga. parents: GM knew of defect in daughter's car 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:43 pm
  • ATLANTA - Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it.

  • Man, stepdaughter die in Anderson County incidents 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:34 am
  • ANDERSON, South Carolina - The Anderson County corner says a man found dead in a vehicle near Interstate 85 was related to a woman found dead in a burned-out vehicle earlier this month.

  • Court rules on ending parental rights for inmates 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:32 am
  • PHOENIX - An Arizona appellate court says judges have leeway in determining whether the length of a parent's incarceration justifies terminating parental rights.

  • Free online course helps parents of teen drivers 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:46 pm
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Colorado transportation officials are pointing parents to an online resource aimed at limiting the risks associated with teen driving.

  • State intervenes to halt same-sex adoptions 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:11 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Attorney General is asking a state appeals court to block two adoptions recently approved for same-sex couples.

  • At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

  • Chili's nixes autism event after backlash 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - Chili's has canceled a fundraiser for a group that states on its website that autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position widely discredited by the medical community.

  • Treaty's tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:49 pm
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Foreigners seeking to adopt a child from Haiti will now have better assurances the new family member wasn't trafficked.

  • Mets' Murphy, Collins defend paternity leave 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:24 pm
  • NEW YORK - Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair.

  • FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids.

  • Thousands of parents pull kids from New York tests 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:22 pm
  • BUFFALO, New York - As most of New York's elementary students take state tests meant to show how they are faring under a heavier academic load, thousands of kids are sitting the tests out under instructions from their parents, who say the state relies so heavily on testing that it's interfering with learning.

  • Oprah's former stepmother gets 60 days to vacate 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:34 pm
  • FRANKLIN, Tennessee - Oprah Winfrey's former stepmother has been given extra time to vacate the $1.4 million home she once shared with the father of the iconic talk-show host.

  • Students' jobs pay off tuition at 7 work colleges 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 6:07 pm
  • CRAFTSBURY, Vermont - Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven "Work Colleges" around the country, students are required to work on campus as part of their studies - doing everything from landscaping, growing and cooking food to public relations and feeding farm animals - to pay off at least some of their tuition before they graduate.

  • Study: MMA brain injury risk higher than boxing 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 1:10 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - A new study says about a third of professional mixed martial arts matches end in knockout or technical knockout, indicating a higher incidence of brain trauma than boxing or other martial arts.

  • Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:03 am
  • There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.

  • Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 11:38 am
  • A small study that examined the brains of children who died found that certain abnormalities were common in autistic children but not in kids without the disorder. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.