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Children's magazine Highlights is celebrated in new documentary film

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Review: ‘44 Pages’ studies highlights of children’s mag

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Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died in Michigan

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Michigan woman who chose baby instead of chemotherapy has died

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Girl cares for sibling at expense of herself

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Michigan mother Carrie DeKlyen dies of brain cancer at 37, three days after giving birth to sixth child

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Abby: New American wants to get social customs right
Dear Abby: I went through a divorce recently and have already found a woman I love. I have children — three boys and a daughter — I love very much. I’m currently paying child support to my ex for my 15-year-old daughter. The boys are grown and on their own. I’m a first-generation American from Latin America, and I have a question regarding holding hands with my daughter in public   Read More ...
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Baby might not bring troubled siblings together
Dear Amy: My only brother and I have always had a difficult relationship. About two years ago, we stopped talking completely. When my husband and I found out that we were expecting our first child, I reached out to my brother to share the news. He was overjoyed, and we had a long conversation in which he apologized for his past behavior and told me he wanted to be a large part of his niece’s life   Read More ...
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No waiting after tetanus shot to hold a newborn baby
Dear Dr. Roach: About 40 years ago, I was given a tetanus shot after a large cut to my hand. Hours later, I developed a severe case of lockjaw. My lockjaw occurred around midnight. I phoned my doctor immediately and was told to take some aspirin. This worked, and I have not had any tetanus shots since. When is it safe for me to be close to a newborn? Dear M   Read More ...
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‘Teen Mom’ Horror! Catelynn Lowell & Husband Tyler ‘Shaken Up’ Over Shocking Tragedy
A shooting took place near Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra's Michigan home – and the tragedy has left the 'Teen Mom OG' stars shaken up.   Read More ...
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Penn. man accused of beating infant daughter to death
Mt. Lebanon, Pa. – Authorities say a Pennsylvania man beat his 4-month-old daughter to death because she would not stop crying. Allegheny County Police say 30-year-old George Gazzam initially told officers the baby had fallen out of bed at their Mt. Lebanon home on Sunday. However, they say Gazzam changed his story on Monday after an autopsy showed Victoria Gazzam had multiple bruises and fractured bones   Read More ...
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Teaching parents and kids how to counter crime
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Teaching parents and kids how to counter crime Detroit Parent Network program director Theresa Mitchell talks about her own experience with crime in Detroit and how her group's workshops help children and parents cope with crime or incarcerated loved ones. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
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Kresge, Kellogg foundations to invest $50M in early childhood efforts in Detroit
Two big Michigan foundations announced today they are investing $50 million to support efforts to improve early childhood outcomes for Detroit children. The pledge was made by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. In addition to their financial support, they also released the Hope Starts Here Community Framework, a 10-year plan for ensuring young children and families are placed at the center of public policy and business decisions   Read More ...
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2 adults dead and child critically injured in shooting at Kalamazoo home
KALAMAZOO — Police say three people have been shot, including two fatally, at a home in southwest Michigan following what was described as a family disturbance. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the person believed responsible for the early Thursday shooting of a child and two adults has been accounted for and there’s no danger to the public. WOOD-TV reports that one of those shot may have been the one who fired the shots   Read More ...
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Fla. parents accused of neglecting girl’s rotten teeth
Southport, Fla. — The parents of a Florida girl suffering from problems with 17 rotten teeth are facing child abuse charges for failing to get her treatment. The 31-year-old father and 32-year-old mother appeared in court near Panama City in Florida’s Panhandle on Monday and were ordered not to have contact with the girl, whose age wasn’t available. The News Herald reports Bay County Sheriff’s officials started investigating in January   Read More ...
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Infant found in Michigan City fire station's baby box
The silent alarm on the Safe Haven Baby Box at the Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department in Michigan City has been tripped before, fire officials there said, mostly by people curious about the box on the east side of the building. So when Chief Mick Pawlik's pager went off Tuesday night, he assumed it was another false alarm. He hoped it wasn't a baby, he said, because he was in his pajamas   Read More ...
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Daycare operator: No contest to baby’s Benadryl OD
Bridgeport, Conn. — A Connecticut woman who operated an unlicensed daycare out of her home has pleaded no contest to killing a 4-month-old boy by giving him an overdose of Benadryl. The Connecticut Post reports that Carol Cardillo entered the no-contest plea to second-degree manslaughter Monday in Bridgeport court, as jury selection was getting underway. The Fairfield woman faces up to five years in prison under a plea deal when she is sentenced Jan   Read More ...
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Detroit has a new spot for working parents to grow their children and themselves
The Detroit Parent Collective creates a space for working parents in the city, while addressing early education needs. Krista McClure was 41 weeks pregnant in 2012 when she was offered a job as an administrative assistant at a soon-to-open charter school in northwest Detroit. The job offer was awesome, McClure says, but there was an elephant in the room: What about maternity leave and most importantly how would she go about childcare? All of the best options in Detroit have an extensive waiting list   Read More ...
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Canada compensates indigenous taken from families
Toronto — Colleen Cardinal often wondered why her parents turned bright red in the sun but she grew dark along with her sisters. The puzzle was solved when she was a young teen, and the woman she had thought of as her mother disclosed that she had been picked out of a catalog of native children available for adoption. Cardinal was one of thousands of indigenous children taken from their birth families from the 1960s to mid-1980s and sent to live with white families, who officials at the time insisted could give them better care   Read More ...
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3-year-old shoots two toddlers in Michigan home day care
Samantha Schmidt / The Washington Post Samantha Eubanks was taking care of six children in her Dearborn, Michigan, home one morning in late September when she heard a noise upstairs. Her 3-year-old son, she discovered, had found one of her husband's handguns. The toddler pulled the trigger, shooting two other 3-year-old children - one in the face and the other in the shoulder, prosecutors said, according to the Detroit Free Press   Read More ...
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What to do when an upset teen shows up at your door
Dear Amy: My daughter, an almost-single working mother of two teens, recently relayed a scenario, which she said she didn’t know how to handle. My daughter was going to bed when the doorbell rang. A friend of her 15-year-old son’s was at the door. He was crying, saying his parents had kicked him out of the house. My daughter has to get up very early for work, so she could not stay up and talk to the friend   Read More ...
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Dearborn couple charged in daycare shooting, to be arraigned Thursday
Detroit resident Clinqute Lamar-Williams talks about her 10-year-old paraplegic daughter who was hit by a stray bullet while playing outside when she was 7-years-old. Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. A Dearborn couple has been charged in the non-fatal shootings of two children in an alleged unlicensed daycare facility operated out of the couple’s home in September. Timothy Eubanks and his wife, Samantha Eubanks, both 32, are expected to turn themselves in Thursday to be arraigned in 19th District Court, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday   Read More ...
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Dearborn couple charged in daycare shooting
A Dearborn couple was charged in connection with a shooting incident at their home day care that left two children wounded. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced the charges Wednesday against Timothy Eubanks and his wife, Samantha Eubanks, both 32. The shooting occurred Sept. 27 at the couple’s home in the 3600 block of Harding. The prosecutor’s office alleges that Timothy Eubanks left the family’s home, leaving two unsecured handguns unsecured in an upstairs bedroom and also “knowing that the guns could endanger the lives (of) his six children   Read More ...
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Texas couple forced child to brush teeth with cat feces
San Antonio — A San Antonio-area couple punished their young children by forcing one to eat and brush her teeth with cat feces, shocking the same child with a dog’s training collar and beating them all with a thorny switch, according to arrest warrants provided by the Bexar County sheriff’s office. James Howard Chalkley, 32, was charged Monday with one count of injury to a child and his 22-year-old wife, Cheyanne, was charged with two counts of injury to a child   Read More ...
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Meth found in Wisconsin child's trick-or-treat candy
It's what every parent of a trick-or-treater fears: Drugs hidden in Halloween candy. A tribal police department in Wisconsin reported Monday that a small, yellow Ziploc bag containing meth was discovered in a child's candy after trick-or-treating, and the community is advised to thoroughly check other children's candy. "Once all Halloween Candy is checked, we STRONGLY encourage parents to dispose of their children's Halloween Candy," according to the post from Menominee Tribal Police Department   Read More ...
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Parent wants in-laws to finance kids’ college costs
Dear Amy: My husband and I are parents to three college-age children. All three are good students that attend flagship state universities. Of course, as parents, we think they are great and well-rounded young adults. They have never given us a lick of trouble and have no trouble speaking and holding conversations with other adults, teachers, bosses, etc. We own our own home and drive old cars, but still struggle to pay our kids’ tuition   Read More ...
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Woman, 21, gives birth in Monroe Co. Wal-Mart
A 21-year-old woman on Friday gave birth to a baby girl inside a Wal-Mart in Frenchtown Township with only the help of the store's employees. It was about 1:30 p.m. Friday when the woman's water broke, said Frenchtown Township Fire Chief Wendy Stevens, whose department took the 911 call. Medics responded within minutes, but by the time they reached the Walmart on the 2100 block of North Telegraph, she had already given birth to the baby girl, Stevens said   Read More ...
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Michigan buggy crash kills 3 children, injures 6 others
On Sunday morning around 8:34 a.m, a truck and buggy crashed in Evergreen Township, killing three and injuring six -- all of whom are from Sheridan. EVERGREEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — On Sunday morning around 8:34 a.m, a truck and buggy crashed in Evergreen Township, killing three and injuring six -- all of whom are from Sheridan. The truck was driving eastbound on E   Read More ...
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Hearing begins for Lansing couple charged in death of newborn denied treatment
Buy Photo. LANSING - About 20 hours after helping a young Lansing woman deliver her baby at home, midwife Sandra McCurdy returned to the residence for a routine postpartum visit. She didn't like what she saw. McCurdy noticed the baby appeared jaundiced and advised the mother to call a doctor immediately, the certified midwife testified Thursday in 54A District Court. But the mother refused to seek medical help and later canceled a follow-up visit set for the next morning, McCurdy testified   Read More ...
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Fisher-Price recalls 65K baby seats due to fire hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it has received three dozen reports of Soothing Motions Seats overheating and one report of a fire contained in the motor housing. The government agency says no injuries have been reported. The CPSC says the seats were sold by Amazon, Walmart, Target and other retailers from November 2015 to this month. About 63,000 of the seats were sold in the U   Read More ...
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Child’s many boyfriends raise a red flag for mom
Dear Abby: I am single and the mother of a 7-year-old girl. When she was 4, I decided there would be no parade of guys coming in and out of my life, or any at all. I have barely dated, and the few times I have gone out, I never talked about it around her. For the last two or three years, she’s come home every few weeks or months with a new boy she likes   Read More ...
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Abby: Teen’s rebellion is a challenge for dad
Dear Abby: I am a divorced and remarried man with two teenage daughters. My ex-wife has custody of my girls one state away. I see them as often as time and the courts allow -- two months during the summer, a week during winter break, rotating Thanksgivings, etc. Both of my daughters are failing miserably in school, but I am most concerned about my younger daughter   Read More ...
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Celebrity athletes sued by mistresses for child support
Miguel Cabrera’s high-profile child-support case is among numerous instances nationwide where mistresses of athletes sue for more child support. Below are four cases: In April, a New York judge ruled against the ex-mistress of NY Mets third baseman Jose Reyes in her fight for more child support for their 7-year-old child. The judge ruled that Reyes, who is married and makes $22 million a year, would continue to pay his ex-mistress Christina Sanchez $11,500 a month even though she asked for almost quadruple that amount   Read More ...
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Abby: Grandma refuses to take boy’s diabetes seriously
Dear Abby: I am a 29-year-old single mother of two small children. My 5-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I’m the only one in my family who has been trained in his care, so I understand the importance of a healthy diet, proper insulin dosage, checking his blood sugar, etc., and that unless his diabetes is properly managed, it could lead to serious health issues — even death   Read More ...
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Court affirms conviction of woman whose baby died in garage
The Michigan appeals court has found nothing to overturn the murder conviction of an Eastpointe woman who gave birth in a cold garage and left the baby to die. The body was discovered at a recycling center in 2015 after being placed in a bin at a curb in Eastpointe. Angela Alexie's conviction by a jury entitled her to an appeal   Read More ...
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Trump policy settles birth control case with Michigan Catholic group
During a White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said recent questions about the rollback of guaranteed birth control coverage is a First Amendment issue that has already been decided on by the Supreme Court. USA TODAY. GRAND RAPIDS— A Roman Catholic group says it has settled a lawsuit with the federal government over birth control after the Trump administration allowed more employers to opt out of providing no-cost contraception based on religious or moral objections   Read More ...
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Prosecutors reviewing Dearborn daycare shooting case
The case of two young children injured in a shooting at a Dearborn daycare last month is under review by prosecutors, but no charging decision is expected this week. "The review of a case has revealed the need for further information and investigatory work," Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, said in an email today. "That is why a decision hasn’t been made in this case yet   Read More ...
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Judge rescinds child custody for rapist
Judge Gregory Ross in Sanilac County overturns his ruling that gave partial child custody to a rapist. The judge explained that he was not informed of the victim’s pregnancy or the rapist's conviction.   Read More ...
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting child in April
The royal couple had already revealed that they were having a child, but didn’t previously say which month the child is due. The brief statement released Tuesday by their Kensington Palace office offered no further details. The former Kate Middleton had announced she was pregnant after missing a royal engagement in September. As with her other two pregnancies, she is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or acute morning sickness   Read More ...
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Mother-in-law exacts emotional toll for her child care services
Dear Carolyn: My retired mother-in-law graciously provides day care for my two daughters while my wife and I work. With child care in our city being practically unaffordable, it’s a huge help to us and beneficial for the children, we feel. But she exacts a toll for her efforts — mainly in the form of constantly haranguing and lecturing my wife on her deficiencies as a mother, i   Read More ...
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Coping with the murder of a child
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Coping with the murder of a child Parents who have lost children to violence discuss their attempts to move forward. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Redford Police probe attempted child abduction
Redford Township Police are investigating an alleged case of stranger danger. Officials said the department received a report of a man attempting to abduct a 13-year-old boy on his way to Hilbert Middle School Thursday morning. He told police he was walking on Kinloch south from the intersection of Grove in the area of Beech Daly and Six Mile when a man driving a blue, four-door car approached him and asked if he wanted a ride   Read More ...
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Children’s obesity rates may have peaked
London — While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research released Tuesday. Globally, more children are still underweight rather than obese although the researchers think that will change by 2022 if trends continue. The scientists in the U.K. and at the World Health Organization led an analysis of data from more than 2,400 studies that tracked the height and weight of about 32 million children from 5 to 19 years old   Read More ...
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State: Water crisis didn’t affect Flint birth outcomes
A state health department analysis released Tuesday on birth outcomes in Flint found “no significant differences” before and after the city switched its water source — contrary to a study released last month by researchers in Kansas and West Virginia. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services analysis found no significant increases in the rates of infant mortality, stillbirth, preterm birth and low birthweight when comparing data from before and after the city started drawing water from the Flint River in 2014   Read More ...
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How Trump's new rule on birth control coverage could impact 1.9M Michigan women
During a White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said recent questions about the rollback of guaranteed birth control coverage is a First Amendment issue that has already been decided on by the Supreme Court. USA TODAY. The Trump administration put in place a new rule Friday that allows employers to deny insurance coverage of birth control under the Affordable Care Act if that employer has a religious or moral objection to providing that coverage   Read More ...
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Trump scales back birth control rules, LGBT rights
Washington — In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others. At a time when Trump finds himself embattled on many fronts, the two directives — issued almost simultaneously on Friday — demonstrated the president’s eagerness to retain the loyalty of social conservatives who make up a key part of his base   Read More ...
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