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Which Kids’ Breakfast Cereal Has the Most Sugar? [VIDEO]

If you’re giving your kids breakfast cereal and thinking you’re doing a good thing, you may want to think again. According to a new report, some are no better feeding them cake and cookies.

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Why Sixth Grade May Be the Most Important Factor for Your Child Graduating High School

The latest numbers show about eight percent of American kids drop out of high school before graduating. Want to keep your kids from becoming a statistic? Then pay attention to how they do in the sixth grade.

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Should We Be Concerned About Obesity in Kindergarteners? — Health Check

We never used to think of chubby kids as being anything other than adorable, but researchers are now more concerned about children’s eating habits now that more Americans are being considered obese.

According to a new study, 40 percent of American children enter kindergarten with a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 75 percentile. Anything over the 85th percentile is considered “overweight,” and over the 95th percentile is “obese.”

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Watch Three Siblings Deliver a Gorgeous Cover of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ [VIDEO]

VazquezSounds, a band made up of three young Mexican siblings, covers Adele’s haunting hit ‘Rolling in the Deep’ in the video below. If you enjoyed their performance, the band would like you to like them on Facebook.

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Crying Children Forced Into ‘Baby Ghettos’ on Airplanes

In an attempt to appease adult travelers who would rather avoid screaming kids in a tight, confined space, airlines are increasingly segregating families with children to the back of the plane.

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Kids Destroy House With Bag of Flour [VIDEO]

“Oh my gosh,” is all the poor mom in this video can say after emerging from a trip to the bathroom and finding out that her one-year-old and her three-year-old have completely covered the house in a five-pound bag of flour. Maybe they were just trying to help redecorate. 

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Video Games Might Be Warping Our Minds — Health Check

Is your kid hooked on video games? New research says simple brain-wiring may be to blame.

Brain scans conducted on 154 teenagers who played video games at least nine hours per week found the structure and activity in the part of the brain associated with reward processing was larger than in those who played less often.

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Smarter Kids May Be Experimenting More with Drugs — Health Check

A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.

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Panel Says Kids Should Get Cholesterol Tests by Age 11 — Health Check

In a country with a soaring childhood obesity rate, doctors on an expert panel appointed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics announced Friday that children should be tested for high cholesterol as early as age 9.

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Study Discovers Wealthier Parents More Likely to Download Apps for Kids

A new study by the San Francisco-based non-profit group Common Sense Media found that affluent parents download apps specifically for their young children more than parents of lesser financial means do.

Deemed the “app gap,” researchers found almost half of families with incomes above $75,000 had downloaded such apps, compared with only one in eight families earning less than $30,000. Lower-income families were also more likely to have televisions in their kids’ bedrooms.

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Rambunctious Little Girl Explains What A Dinosaur Feels Like [VIDEO]

Most kids are fascinated by dinosaurs.  But the little girl in this video takes that interest to a deeper, more sophisticated level and offers up her opinion on what it must have actually felt like to be a dinosaur.

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Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight

A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.

Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend an average of 3.7 fewer hours a week outside than children with normal vision.

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