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June 5, 2014
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, possible presidential candidate and author, will be in Seattle on June 18 to appear in conjunction with her new book “Hard Choices.” (Simon & Schuster).
Clinton will sign books starting at 5 p.m. that day at the University Book Store in the University District. Signing guidelines are specific:
- A limited amount of wristbands for entry will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9am on the day of the event with a purchase of Hard Choices from our U District store.
- No online orders.
- A limit of one (1) signed book per customer.
- No personal items allowed in the event space. A bag check will be provided.
- No other books or memorabilia, please.
What often happens with these high profile events is that things change. Check the University Book Store’s web site at ubookstore.com for updates.
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Parents focus on taking good care of their babies once they are born by providing them with nutritious food, clean clothes and a safe environment, but there are steps that parents can take to ensure the wellbeing of their children even before birth. Good prenatal care is important not just to prevent complications during a pregnancy, but also to ensure that both mother and baby are as healthy as can be after birth and for a long time after.
Doctors recommend that women begin receiving prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy. During these early visits, doctors can work with a mother to spot problems early on, but also to provide valuable information about the kinds of food and exercise that can improve her health and the development of her baby.
For expecting mothers, prenatal care reduces the chances of serious problems like preterm birth, anemia and low birth weight. According to Stanford University School of Medicine, babies born to mothers who received no prenatal care are three times more likely to be born at low birth weight. Low birth weight can cause many health and learning problems for young children, including language delays, attention disorders and even severe neurological problems.
There are many ways that pregnant mothers can prepare for a healthy pregnancy, and get their children’s development off to a good start. By receiving regular prenatal care, eating well and exercising, a mother-to-be can improve her baby’s chances for success during the early years and beyond.
Resources for Sharing:
Information about low birth weight rates around the country. >>
As parents and caregivers, you are bombarded by advertisements for hundreds of shows, movies and internet apps that claim to help children prepare for school and improve learning. But most early childhood experts agree that too much screen time—meaning time that children spend in front of a television, computer or mobile device—can actually do more harm than good.
While some high quality programs can help preschool-aged children learn vocabulary and early math concepts, the best learning actually happens from direct interaction with adults and the world around us. Children learn language and other skills best through play and direct communication with other people. And for infants and very young toddlers, touch, taste and physical movement are also important ways that they absorb and learn new information.
For parents who feel that some screen time is unavoidable, there are resources that offer guidance on when and how to expose very young children to television and other media. For example, experts recommend that parents and caregivers choose children’s program carefully, and that they watch these programs with their children as much as possible to stimulate conversation.
Finally, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children younger than two years of age, and no more than two hours a day for older children.
Resources for Sharing:
- This article from the American Academy of Pediatrics explains why pediatricians recommend no television or screen time for children under age 2.
- These 5 tips for picking a preschooler’s first TV shows are helpful and shareworthy!
- Great research from The Urban Institute about infants, toddlers, and television.
This infographic from Common Sense Media explains the dramatic increase in mobile device use among infants and toddlers. >>
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Save the dates! Set your DVRs! Here comes Hillary!
The TV tour for Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices memoir is rapidly taking shape. Cynthia McFadden will host Hillary for NBC News and Jane Pauley will conduct the CBS interview according to Mediate.
Jane Pauley will interview Hillary Clinton on “CBS Sunday Morning” on June 15 as part of Clinton’s book tour for “Hard Choices.” The CBS interview rounds out the big three broadcasters, as well as CNN and Fox News, that have confirmed interviews with the presumptive presidential candidate. So here’s the order:
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With only days to go before the release of Hard Choices, her memoir of her time as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton 0pened her doors to People Magazine for an exclusive cover story.
Grandma in Chief?Becoming a grandmother in the fall
could influence Hillary Clinton’s decision-making – and not just which carseat to buy (though there’s that, too).
After stepping down as Secretary of State in 2013 and enjoying her first free time in a long time, Clinton is now pondering another run for the White House.
“I know I have a decision to make,” she recently told PEOPLE in her first at-home interview since the end of husband Bill’s presidency in January 2001. “But part of what I’ve been thinking about, is everything I’m interested in and everything I enjoy doing – and with the extra added joy of ‘I’m about to become a grandmother,’ I want to live in the moment. At the same time I am concerned about what I see happening in the country and in the world.”
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June 3rd, 2014
09:15 AM ET
Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will take part in a live town hall meeting that will be moderated by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour later this month.
The June 17 event will take place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and it will be the only network televised town hall that the former secretary of state participates in during the closely watched rollout of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”
In addition to Amanpour’s questions, Clinton will “take questions from the American public with nothing off limits,” according to a CNN statement announcing the event. The town hall will air on CNN at 5 p.m. ET and be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español. It will re-air on CNN at 9 p.m. ET.
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Last night Hillary delivered a Unique Lives and Experiences address at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. A local TV outlet provided a live feed that did not work very smoothly for me, but I caught enough of the presentation to be able to relate that the topic was some of the Hard Choices that she discusses in her soon-to-be-released memoir of that title.
She spoke of the difficulty of deciding to accept the post of secretary of state and of how having done so worked to her advantage in dealing with officials in newer, less experienced democracies who did not quite understand how to move beyond an election into the messier affairs of government that require teamwork.
She also addressed her adoption of women and girls as her signature issue and the resistance and eye-rolling she encountered from some quarters having done so. I, for one, am gratified to know that she is defending this choice in her book. Too many commentators, often “unnamed sources,” have critiqued this selection on her part as “soft” while in fact it is heroic and needed. Anyone who writes off this decision as less than hard diplomacy is either ignorant of the implications and consequences of subjugating half the world’s population or, worse, a conscious bigot – I will use the word – a misogynist.
There was a Q & A during which the feed broke down on me, but the morning headlines indicate that she was asked about the recent prisoner exchange and quite appropriately declined to second guess current members of the administration on that issue.
I took some screen shots, most of which are as visually degraded as the audio feed was, but you get the general idea. The first is a twitpic of the venue prior to the event.
More photos here from Denver Post.
Here are still more at Crowd Album.
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