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  • Top of the Morning: Andi Wants Daughter Ellie To Be Gender-sensitive

    Andi says a lot may disagree with her, but that is not how they do things at home
  • 1. Andi Eigenmann wants daughter Ellie to be gender-sensitive

    Andi Eigenmann

    The actress and Smart Parenting cover mom's recent tweets caught the attention of parents when she posted "If Ellie wants to play with robots or wear swim trunks at the beach, she's free to do so. Alot may disagree w the way I choose to raise her but that's what we believe in. You do you, while we do us." after the little girl fancied a toy in a bookshop and her nanny prevented her from getting it because it's "for boys". She also tweeted, "Thats not how we do things in our home. Nothing is classified depending on gender." (pep.ph)

    Related: Behind the Scenes: Andi and Ellie Eigenmann

    2. U.S. Senate passes first ever free-range kids law
    The Free-Range kids clause of the federal law "Every Child Achieves Act" states that free-range kids will be allowed to walk or ride their bikes to school at an age their parents deem appropriate, without threat of civil or criminal action. It was approved by the U.S. Senate last Thursday. Essentially, it gives back to the parents the decision as to how much independence they want to give their kids when they reach a certain age and developmental stage. (yahoo.com)

    3. Nike designs shoes for kid with cerebral palsy



    Three years ago, Matthew Walzer wrote Nike about his difficulty tying shoelaces. What Nike did was coordinate with him to come up with shoes designed to make it easy for people like him who have trouble looping and pulling to tighten the laces. The result is Flyease system, which zips around the heel to the front of the shoe with one hand. This system also helps stroke victims, amputees, and others with disabilities that have relied on help to tie their shoes. (ryot.org)

    4. Recall alert: Two brands of chicken
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Services, they found salmonella in Aspen foods chicken products. Aspen is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken. The inspection came after three people in Minnesota became sick from mid-April to late June after eating Aspen products, particularly Cordon Bleu, chicken with broccoli and cheese, chicken Kiev, chicken Parmesan, and buffalo-style chicken from the P-1358 USDA inspection mark.

    In another recall news, more than 20,000 pounds of Bell & Evans popular frozen chicken nuggets are being recalled after testing positive for Staphylococcal enterotoxin. Check if you have the 12-ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets with a best-by date of March 25, 2016 and has the P-516 USDA mark. Staphylococcal enterotoxin is a fast-acting bacterium that can cause people exposed to it to become sick as soon as 30 minutes after eating it. (yahoo.com) (popsugar.com)

    5. Dads parenting of kids with autism help moms' mental health
    New research suggests that when fathers read to their kids and take an active role in parenting their kids with autism, they not only help promote their children's development but also help boost the mother's mental health as well. The study conducted at the University of Illinois looked at moms' well being and dads' involvement in literacy, play, routine caregiving (such as bathing), and responsive caregiving such as when the baby cries. A more active dad helps the mom engage in more self-care tasks, which then help them cope with the high levels of stress. (sciencedaily.com)

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