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For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines on reading to kids — including infants. Start early, read often and if a family may be too poor to have its own books, provide some, it says.
Pediatricians should actively counsel teens about "emergency contraception" and even provide them with prescriptions or products ahead of time, to ensure they have the pills if they need them, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a policy statement released online Monday.
Despite lackluster acceptance among girls for a vaccine to prevent cancer-causing sexually transmitted viruses, the American Academy of Pediatrics is fully recommending that boys get the shots as well.
Most parents know instinctively not to let their children watch too much television. After all, we teach our children the right habits starting at an early age. Eat your vegetables and then you can have dessert. Do your homework and then you can play a game. We also know how hard it is to follow those rules, even as adults.
Federal safety bureaucrats want kids tied up and enclosed "for as long as possible" when traveling by automobile. The new child car-seat guidelines handed down Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) expand applicability of nanny-state suggestions to cover adolescents up to age 12.
Parents are already crying out in vain against the hypersexualized messages spewing at their children day and night. But they expect their doctors to be on their side when it comes to promoting sexual sanity in their children — especially when most support abstinence for themselves, too.
A new policy statement by the nation's major professional group for pediatricians has won praise for its indictment of America's hypersexualized media.