There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from differing parenting styles to new studies and beyond. But there are only so many hours in the day, and we can't cover every story that catches our eyes. Take a look at the seven stories you may have missed this week, but need to read.
- There's a new sheriff in town. This week, 3-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz was named an official Huntington County sheriff. Schmaltz, who suffers from stage 4 neuroblastoma, was sworn in from his bed at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
- Too often we read about a child being a left in a hot car and dying of heat stroke. But what if there was a way to stop that from happening? Several tech-savvy creations could put an end to this all-too-common tragedy.
- Someone in the house could be making your child obese, but it's not who you think. A new study suggests siblings, not parents, have a strong influence on children's weight.
- Women aren't the only ones struggling to have it all. Several dads share their struggles of balancing work and fatherhood.
- First teens were sexting, and now they are . . . vamping? The newest social media trend is hurting teens in a way we wouldn't imagine.
- Next time your baby cries in the middle of the night, you may want to ignore it. Studies say interrupted sleep is just as bad — if not worse — than staying up all night.
- It's only July, but we are already predicting the most popular baby names of 2014. Did your tot's name make the list?
Source: Huffington Post