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.
- We'd like to think the education system has come a long way over the years, but could our assumption be wrong? Many schools are using restraint and seclusion to discipline students with disabilities.
- Apparently it's no longer enough to have a costume on Halloween. Now the costume needs to be cute and creative in order for tots to receive their candy. This year, one couple decided they would dish out treats based on how much they like a child's costume.
- You may want to hold off on any Gerber purchases. The popular baby brand is being sued for claiming its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
- We've heard of sibling bonding but nothing quite as amazing as this. A 7-year-old in New Jersey shaved her head to show support for her younger sister, who recently lost her hair to acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment.
- Moms, breast isn't always best. For example, on Facebook. The social media site asked a mother to remove a photo of her nursing her premature baby, deeming the image offensive. Do you agree?
- Philadelphia, PA, may be the City of Brotherly Love, but Rockford, MI, may soon assume the title. A couple in the city has given birth to 12 — yes, 12 — boys, with another child on the way.
- Isn't this sweet? A 10-year-old boy wrote a note to his younger sister to tell her that she's beautiful.