Ann Curry is mortified about about a major error in a commencement speech at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. To motivate the graduates, she read off a list of famous alumni … of Wheaton College in Illinois. Whoops! — The Stir
Sign of a great playground: Kids love it, parents hate it. NYC Park Advocates say that there are numerous safety issues with Union Square’s new playground, but our sources on the ground say it’s constantly mobbed by kids. — Gothamist
Potty training is hard enough, parents want to make sure they get it right. The latest issue is praise: Do you celebrate every poop in the potty with a party or just give kids a calm “well done” pat on the back? — Parents Ask
Does having kids really change everything? A survey of 2,000 women between the ages of 18 and 49 found that 23 percent are having sex one to three times a month, but 21 percent say that number is more like seven to 10 times a month. So maybe the answer is, “It depends.” More interesting results at iVillage.
Only one in five kids live within a half mile of a playground or fitness center says the CDC, saying that that poor access to exercise areas like parks, playgrounds, gyms, and walking trails are contributing to child obesity. In addition, fewer than one in five teens report getting the minimum one hour of exercise every day. — Associated Press
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