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Parenting Poop: What Big Apple moms and dads are buzzing about

  • Autism screening on the horizon
With all of the discussions generated by Jett Travolta's tragic death, it's appropriate that new research has just been published that may help doctors screen fetuses for autism. There's a lot of controversy over the ethics of such testing, since some prospective parents may opt to terminate pregnancy. NYC parents, what's your take?
  • Milk made
The New Yorker is reporting that more women are pumping and bottling their breast milk as opposed to feeding the baby straight from the source.
  • Bully blunders
Ah, bullies. We all had to face them them at some point during childhood, and while you were told repeatedly to "just ignore them and walk away," you really just wanted to give him a big, fat knuckle sandwich. In order to avoid a potential schoolyard smackdown , do you advocate self-defense or encourage passivity?
  • Out-of-the-box lunchbox ideas
Got a kid who can't bear the idea of yet another PB & J for lunch? Modern Mom has quick, simple ideas to mix up your family's eating routine.
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