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

  • Travolta's traumajett1
On Friday, it was announced that Jett, son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston, died abruptly after suffering a seizure while on a family vacation. Although there's been plenty of controversy surrounding his death, his passing is still a tragedy that no parent should ever have to face.
  • Smoke signals
Though more places around the city are banning smoking, new research suggests the dangers of the habit could remain even after the butt has been extinguished. The Times calls it "third-hand smoke," which refers to the gases and particles that remain on the smoker's body and the materials around them, such as carpeted floors—a huge hazard for little ones who could ingest them from crawling. Yet another good reason to kick the habit for good.
  • Barack's back-to-school babes
Sasha and Malia Obama started at their new school, Sidwell Friends School, in Washington, D.C. today. According to People, each of the girl's tuition is rumored to be around $30,000 per year.
  • Cardboard creations
pic4 You know how your kids are entertained for hours on end by an old, worn-out cardboard box? One second it's a pirate ship, the next a hidden tomb—the possibilities are endless with a child's imagination. Now you can create actual furniture out of cardboard with the help of foldschool.com , with instructions easy enough to execute along with your little one.
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