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Why Sixth Grade May Be the Most Important Factor for Your Child Graduating High School

The latest numbers show about eight percent of American kids drop out of high school before graduating. Want to keep your kids from becoming a statistic? Then pay attention to how they do in the sixth grade.

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Should We Be Concerned About Obesity in Kindergarteners? — Health Check

We never used to think of chubby kids as being anything other than adorable, but researchers are now more concerned about children’s eating habits now that more Americans are being considered obese.

According to a new study, 40 percent of American children enter kindergarten with a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 75 percentile. Anything over the 85th percentile is considered “overweight,” and over the 95th percentile is “obese.”

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Six-Year Old Girl Foils Burglary While ‘Home Alone’

She didn’t use booby traps, but a six-year-old New Jersey girl dealt with a home invasion just as effectively as Macaulay Culkin’s character did in the classic holiday film ‘Home Alone.’

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Depressed Fathers Can Cause Behavioral Issues in Kids — Health Check

A study of 20,000 US families found kids with fathers suffering from depression are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than other children.

Michael Weitzman at the New York University School of Medicine, who authored the study, said these findings are especially important at a time when unemployment is high and some military dads are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with emotional wounds.

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Kids Freak Out When Parents Pretend To Eat Their Halloween Candy [VIDEO]

What happens when you tell your kids that you ate all of the Halloween candy they collected during the night?

As it turns out, lots of crying.

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Economic Woes Lead to More Men Becoming ‘Mannies’

While child care-givers such as babysitters and nannies have traditionally been women, the recent dip in the economy lead some men into the profession as well.

Dubbed “mannies,” the guys are often unemployed teachers, daycare workers or fathers.

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Should Colorado Boy Be Allowed to Join Girl Scouts?

A 7-year-old Denver boy was turned away by a local Girl Scout troop when he asked to become a member. Despite his gender, Bobby Montoya has been into “girl stuff” since he was two, according to his mother Felisha Archuleta.

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Baby Finds Snoring Bulldog High-Quality Entertainment [VIDEO]

Every time his bulldog snores, this baby laughs. The video is a minute, but, given how babies and bulldogs are, this probably went on a lot longer than that.

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Rambunctious Little Girl Explains What A Dinosaur Feels Like [VIDEO]

Most kids are fascinated by dinosaurs.  But the little girl in this video takes that interest to a deeper, more sophisticated level and offers up her opinion on what it must have actually felt like to be a dinosaur.

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Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight

A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.

Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend an average of 3.7 fewer hours a week outside than children with normal vision.

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Prestigious Waldorf Private School Keeps Computers Away from Kids

The 160 Waldorf private schools in the United States boast an impressive student body: the children of tech luminaries from firms like eBay, Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.

But what makes Waldorf a seemingly odd choice for such parents is that until kids are in the eighth grade, the school is completely unwired with not a computer screen to be found.

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Heroic Firefighter Reunited With Boy Dropped From Burning Building [VIDEO]

Boston firefighter Lt. Glenn McGillivray and six-year-old Xavier Lara were reunited last week for the first time since the first responder heroically saved the boy after he was dropped from the window of a burning building

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