News Roundup: Dangerous Slides & Astounding New Prenatal Tests

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

– “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” was last week, but apparently, not a whole lot of people actually took their daughters and sons to work. (Jezebel)

– Turns out, riding down the playground slide with your child may be more dangerous then letting them go it alone. (NYT)

– Our girl Mayim Bialik was honored last Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League, who gave her a Deborah Award for being a “forward thinker.” But we already knew she was awesome. (Hollywood Reporter)

– Noninvasive, early fetal tests that can determine sex, paternity, and chromosomal conditions are currently under trials, but raise a whole slew of ethical concerns. (Slate)

– In your maybe, but probably and hopefully not news: the “Farewell Intercourse” proposal in Egypt would allow husbands to have sex with their dead wives for up to six hours after they’ve died. (Daily Mail)

– If you’ve got two minutes to spare, we highly recommend you check out this gem: Shel Silverstein singing “Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too”:

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