Hug more, scold less: Strict parenting linked to child obesity

Moms and dads whose favorite phrase is, “because I said so,” may want to rethink their parenting style. A new study shows that authoritarian parents are more likely to have obese kids than those who take the time to explain rules.

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Dad with cancer writes daughter 826 notes to last after he’s gone

Garth Callaghan started slipping notes into his daughter Emma’s lunchbox when she was in kindergarten. She could barely read at the time, so he kept the napkin notes simple with easy words, sometimes using drawings or symbols.image

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 ‘Tiger Mom’ author Amy Chua sparks controversy with new book

Amy Chua, who rose to national prominence as the iron-fisted “Tiger Mom,” is attracting controversy over an upcoming book that claims some ethnic and religious groups are inherently more likely to succeed because of three specific traits.image

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Artist responds to mixed reactions over Disney-fied feminist icons

What would some of the world’s most famous female icons look like if they received the Disney treatment? Would Hillary Clinton have wide eyes and an impossible hourglass figure? Might Ruth Bader Ginsberg sit on the bench in sparkly black robes?image

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Report card joy: Dad weeps with joy at son’s passing grade

Give this dad an A+ for expressing sheer joy and elation. A video of a man crying with happiness over his son’s improving report card has gone viral, with parents around the world praising the father for being so supportive and congratulating the boy on his hard work.image

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