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Crib notes: Merit badges, oxytocin and pop songs about bad parenting

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Blog posts and news items about parenting from around the web.

The perfect Scout? Eagle Scout earns all 129 merit badges.

Addicted to love: Are parents just junkies?

The parent penalty: Pregnancy not covered by most individual health policies.

Red ribbon blues: How do children -- and their parents -- deal with second place?

Add it up: Parents should talk to toddlers about numbers, says study.

Bad dad tunes: Top 10 pop songs rife with shoddy parenting.

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