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  TODAY’s Kid Reporter is Deidra!
Nov. 12: Deidra Shores, a 12-year-old from Memphis, Tenn., wins TODAY’s Kid Reporter contest.
Who will be TODAY’s Kid Reporter?
Voting begins on Monday, Nov. 9, and ends Wednesday Nov. 11
TODAY's Kid Reporter: Meet the final four
The young hopefuls competing are: Samantha, Brodie, Deidra and Jack
  Jack wins fourth round of Kid Reporter contest
Nov. 4: Jack Hennessy, a 10-year-old from Naperville, Ill., wins the fourth round of TODAY’s Kid Reporter contest.
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No way! 12 hilariously surprised babies
It's not that hard to surprise a baby: a cold wipe, a game of peekaboo, nearly anything can elicit a shocked response from a little one. Doesn't make it any less funny, though.

  Tweens and teens
9 tips for saying bye to your college-bound kid
You'd think that dropping your teen off at college would be the easy part, but move-in day on college campuses is actually an emotionally draining affair. That final moment when you say goodbye can be tough, so here are some strategies to send your teen off right.


  Family life
Kitty Marion and family in the 1940s
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How many kids is too many? Ask Kitty
The birth of octuplets to a California mom who already had six children has spurred a national discussion about large families. As one of 10 siblings herself, 85-year-old columnist Kitty Schindler says it's fine to have lots of kids — as long as you're fully prepared to care for them.

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  Kid Reporter goes cruising
Nov. 16: Deidra Shores, the winner of TODAY’s Kid Reporter contest, boards Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship to learn the ins and outs of working on a cruise ship.

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Your unique family photos
Forget Sears portraits!AOSFU98AQEWTASKFDNA0ADGAG2#@$A readers share interesting and fun shots of their children.

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Photo gallery: Your messy, mischievous kids
A photo gallery of children who love some wild, sloppy fun.
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  Study: Babies respond to nursery rhymes in womb
Researchers found that babies in utero start responding to the rhythm of nursery rhymes and show evidence of learning by 34 weeks into pregnancy.

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