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My Child’s Teacher is a Yeller

A friend of mine confided in me recently that her sons teacher is a yeller. However, she didnt find this out from her son. Instead, another mom in the class called her to ask if her son had ever mentioned that the teacher yelled, because this other moms kid complained about it a lot. So my friend probed a little bit with her son – do you like your teacher?

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Is There A Camera Crew In Your Child’s Future?

While at the gym yesterday, one of the Pussycat Dolls songs came on my iPod. My teenage daughter keeps me hip by adding songs I normally wouldnt choose, and as I listened to When I Grow Up, I realized how becoming famous is replacing so many other goals for kids. When I grow up I wanna be famous I wanna be a star I wanna be in movies When I grow up I wanna see the world Drive nice cars I wanna have groupies

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How Fetal Exposure to Pesticides Can Lower Your Child’s IQ

A childs IQ can be affected by the amount of pesticides their mother is exposed to while pregnant. High amounts of exposure to certain pesticides while pregnant have been linked to lower IQs in school-aged children. The harmful pesticide is organophosphates. Its commonly found on berries, green beans, and other various fruits and vegetables. Outside of the grocery store, the pesticide is often used in homes and gardens.