lies, autism and internet safety: parenting headlines from around the web
Parenting stories from around the Web and in the headlines...
Huffington Post: Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children with Autism Looks like fuel has once again been tossed on the fire in the the autism/vaccine discussion. The federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, AKA "vaccine court," has ruled that two children diagnosed with autism receive millions of dollars for "pain and suffering" along with lifelong care of their injuries, HuffPo reports. One boy's mother testified that her son Ryan "stopped saying those words that he had, even mommy and daddy, that he had repeated a hundred times before," after receiving his first MMR and hepatitis B vaccines around the age of two.
Ooph.com: Are your kids Snapchatting? An app similar to Instagram but with timed photos that are no longer available after a few seconds—or so kids think. Not only does the latest and greatest tech find lead to a false sense of security about online safety, Stefanie writes, "Snapchat leads to the obvious: Talk again about sexting. Talk. Talk. Talk." PS We did a little digging and quickly found articles like "How to save Snapchat videos secretly without sender knowing," something that should make parents concerned enough to have a serious conversation with their kids.
Love That Max: A Child with a Disability on the Cover of Parents Magazine Congrats to our friends at Parents Magazine who are making history with the first ever cover to feature a child with a disability. Ellen Seidman, author of Love That Max writes, "I’ve been a magazine editor for more than twenty years, and I can’t recall a cover ever featuring a child of different abilities. I’ve been a parent of a child with special needs for ten years, and I’ve longed to see kids like my son featured in major magazines. This. Is. Huge. HUGE."
Multiple Mayhem Mamma: Top 10 Lies Kids Tell Their Parents Friend of Ricki Samantha Kemp Jackson unveils her pick of little white lies our children tell... over and over again. Like #9: I'm going to listen/behave. Samantha says, "The fact that they're saying this means that they've been warned incessantly (by you) about the importance of toeing the line. Unfortunately, they have no plans of listening or behaving."
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