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News Roundup: When Puberty & Menopause Collide, Anne Frank Deemed “Pornographic”

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



– As more women are waiting to have children at 35 and older, many are going through menopause while their children are going through puberty, making for some hormone-driven chaos. (Motherlode)

– A new Israeli invention, Milksense, measures how much milk a baby drinks during a feeding, and how much milk a mother has available in her breast. (Times of Israel)

– Apparently, it’s “National Princess Week,” which means merchandising opportunities galore. If you’re looking for a different take, check out this celebration of Disney villains (they’re more goal-oriented!). (Jezebel)

– The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines for homebirth in the U.S., including an endorsement for midwives only trained and cleared by the American Midwifery Certification Board, leaving many others upset. (Time)

– A mother in Michigan has petitioned her daughter’s school to ban the “pornographic” book, The Diary of a Young Girl  by Anne Frank, since it includes a passage about Anne discovering different parts of her vagina. (Gawker)

Did you read anything newsworthy this week? Leave links and thoughts in the comments below.

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of Kveller.com. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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