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11-Year-Old Boy Runs Off, Hops Flight From London to Rome

It’s not that uncommon to see children flying by themselves. But an 11-year-old English boy took that concept to a whole new level this week.

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Do Pets Make Kids Smarter?

If you have or are thinking of having kids, it might be a good idea to also add a pet to the equation. That’s because last month a study found that babies who grow up in households with pets are healthier than their pet-less counterparts. And now a survey of children suggests that having a furry friend is one of the keys to academic success.

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When Should Kids With ADHD Start Taking Medication?

Medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is seen as controversial in some circles, but a new study suggests kids who start taking the drugs as young as 4 years old may do better academically than those who start in middle school.

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You’ll Never Guess How Much Energy Toddlers Exert – It’ll Exhaust You

When a toddler takes his or her afternoon nap, the rest is well-deserved. That’s because the daily activities of a 1- to 3-year-old is equivalent to an adult completing a whooping 83 rounds of boxing. Now that’s a workout.

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11-Year Old Breaks Hand Punching Superhero In The Stomach

When we last checked in on “real life” superhero ‘Phoenix Jones,’ the Seattle-based crime fighter was getting arrested after he peppered sprayed a group of brawlers outside an area nightclub.

Jones might get on the nerves of the authorities — who would rather he just call them then involve himself in such incidents — but he has become somewhat of a folk-hero in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, even heroes have bad days.

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If You Want Your Kids to Turn Out Well, Get Them Involved in Music

Want to make your kids better people?

Here’s new that will be music to your ears.

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10 Creative Ideas for Keeping Your Kids Busy This Summer

Even though you love your kids dearly and want to spend time with them, the months that kids are out of school can be the longest of the year for any parent. The key to a peaceful summer household is keeping the kids busy and entertained.

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Kid Gets In Trouble With School for Shaving Favorite NBA Player Into His Hair

There aren’t a lot of red-haired players in the NBA. That’s one of the reasons Patrick Gonzalez, who has red hair, is a fan of Matt Bonner, a ginger-headed back-up center for his hometown San Antonio Spurs.

So to pay homage to the sharp-shooting bigman, Gonzalez had a rather accurate image of his favorite player shaved into the back of his head.

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Drunk Dad Lets 10-Year-Old Son Drive

A tipsy pop is in hot water after reportedly allowing his 10-year-old son to act as his designated driver. (Yes, you read that right.) Even worse, we’ve seen this sort of  thing before.

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New Study Reveals Breastfeeding May Hurt Moms’ Income — Dollars and Sense

The benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child have been well-documented. Among other things, it can boost a child’s immunity and help protect moms from several different types of cancer. However, a new study by the American Sociological Review says breastfeeding may hurt mothers in an unexpected way – in the pocketbook.

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