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Apr 22 2011

Weekly Roundup: Ricki Lake Returns, Teenager Dupes School

By at 3:18 pm

All the Jewish parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

- Ugh. Please take these pregnancy photos as a very serious cautionary tale. (Pregnant Chicken)

– A high school student pretended to be pregnant for her senior project in sociology. The teen and a select few close friends who were in on the secret recorded what her classmates said about her, both directly and behind her back, and read them at a school assembly where she revealed her pregnancy was fake. (Motherlode)

Bryan Caplan has been deemed a sort of anti-Tiger mom for his new book “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids“. The economist does not think parents need to stress too much over nurturing their childrens’ potential, but instead just focus on providing them a positive environment. (NPR)

This rabbi takes a firm stand against the question: is it ever acceptable for a parent or teacher to hit a child? (The Jewish Week)

Ricki Lake is returning to daytime TV. The single mom is at work developing a new talk-show that will cover topics like parenting, marriage, family, and divorce. (CNN)


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