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Weekly News Roundup: Parents’ Guide to Karate Kid; Video Playdates; Sleep Sex

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Weekly News Roundup: Parents’ Guide to Karate Kid; Video Playdates; Sleep Sex

Why teens don’t talk to parents about sex.  I know why.  ‘Cause, like, ew!  [NYT]

9 things parents should know about Karate Kid.  All I want to know is:  Crane Kick or no Crane Kick?  [Wired]

Do working moms = fatter kids?  Gee, thanks, researchers.  Because working moms don’t have enough guilt already.  [CBS News]

Sexomnia:  “Sex While Sleeping” condition studied.  Also known as “The Only Kind of Sex That New Parents Have.”  [LiveScience]

Teenager claims Jodie Foster assaulted him; Jodie Foster claims he was an aggressive paparazzo whom she barely touched.  I think the kid should just be thankful she didn’t go all Hannibal Lecter on his ass. [E!]

Kids experiment with “video playdates.”  At least parents don’t have to clean up toys afterward.  [CNN]

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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