Our Favorite Parenting News Stories Of The Week

pieTired of eating the same thing everyday? Cook up a new menu this summer with some of these delicious recipes! (Buzzfeed)

The #likeagirl hashtag and its message from the new Procter & Gamble ad is important for boys to understand too. Read to find out why! (The Washington Post)

A new study suggests that if unwed parents are going to get married, the “magic moment” seems to be before their child turns three—but most post-conception marriages seem to be fragile. (ScienceDaily)

Usually anxious kids are described as “shy” or “withdrawn”… but how about “controlling,” even “dictatorial”? Read what parents of children with phobias shared about their household experiences. (The Huffington Post)

Seafood lovers rejoice: fish is back on the menu for pregnant women and tots! A recent report by the FDA and EPA that not only can it be eaten safely, but that it’s actually beneficial. (Parenting)

Scientists find that giving children water to drink instead of sugary drinks at dinnertime will help tackle the obesity crisis. (BBC)

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced a new policy that will have doctors advising parents to read aloud to their infants from birth in order to enhance communication skills. (The New York Times)

Olympian Alysia Montano received a standing ovation after running her 800-meter race at the U.S. Championships while eight months pregnant—just six weeks away from her due date! (Today)

Feeling the heat? Serve the yummiest treats at your block party this summer! (Martha Stewart)

Oftentimes the problem of men speaking over women “starts in childhood and never ends.” Soraya Chemaly explores this issue in depth, and offers 10 words every girl should learn to combat it. (The Huffington Post)

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