Parenting

November 12, 2019 - 5:11 pm
In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo Malakye Johnson takes part in a Snider Hockey practice at the Scanlon Ice Rink in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 15, 2019 - 3:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Megan Lincoln couldn't put her son into hockey right away when he wanted to play. She didn't have the time to take off from work to shuttle him to practice or the money to pour into a traditionally expensive sport. "Nothing is cheap," Lincoln said. "There's nothing about hockey...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo Logan Johnson takes part in a Snider Hockey practice at the Scanlon Ice Rink in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 15, 2019 - 3:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a crowded hallway at Scanlon Ice Rink, Logan Johnson slid into his pads as his brother Malakye and sister Wylla skittered around sticks and bags bulging with hockey equipment. Their mother, April, tried to keep order and Wylla asked whether a board game of Candy Land might...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, United States' Meghan Duggan, from left, Hilary Knight, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Maddie Rooney pose with their gold medals in women's hockey at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Lamoureux-Morando and her husband, Anthony, are expecting a boy in mid-December. Jocelyne and her husband, Brent, are due seven weeks later. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am
Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in...
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Serena Williams speaks at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 12, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia. The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. She told the group of about 10,000 attendees: "I...
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Serena Williams chases a shot by Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 30, 2018 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories. Add Serena Williams to the list. The 23-time Grand Slam champion playing in the U.S. Open took to Instagram...
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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
August 01, 2018 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Parents are seizing on the recent offensive tweets by Major League Baseball players as teaching moments for their kids. But are their young uber-sharers listening? The adults want their children to understand that anything posted on social media can be unearthed years later and hurt...
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Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova during their women's singles match, on the third day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday July 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 04, 2018 - 5:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams' recent marriage has shined a spotlight on one of Wimbledon's many quirky traditions. Suddenly "Miss Williams" has become "Mrs. Williams" in the words of chair umpires — a small change that has led to bigger-picture questions about whether the All England Club is too...
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President Donald Trump, center, watches runners as he attends the White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Washington. At left is Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking his turn in the batting cage and swinging a golf club, President Donald Trump joined a group of famous athletes for a field day with kids at the White House on Wednesday as he kicked off an effort to increase youth participation in sports. "Work hard, get in the game, play...
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President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as he heads to Nashville for a rally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 29, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to reverse a trend of fewer children participating in sports and make youth sports more accessible to economically disadvantaged students. That's the goal of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. The White House says Trump will...
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