Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says
Proper lifting techniques are essential for both parents
Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more
When giving chores or responsibilities around the house, be sure they are reasonable, limited in number, and developmentally appropriate for your child. Check out these tips to stay on task! Write down and post all chores/responsibilities in a highly visible place. Help your child avoid being distracted by the TV by turning it off. Use […]
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The Mozart effect is a theory in psychology that refers to research purporting that young children learn better when they listen to the music of famous classical musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Early studies indicated that when Mozart was played, short-term improvements in some cognitive functions were experienced by children. However, over time those assumptions […]
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Are you a stay-at-home parent looking for organizational tools? Do you want to make the most of your time with your children yet still stay on top of your household tasks? There are a variety of mobile applications you can consider to boost your efficiency at home. Check out some of the following options to […]
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You never thought it could happen to your family. But it did. Someone broke into your home, and now you are left with the task of easing your children’s fears. Where do you start? How do you minimize the lasting effects of the break-in in your children’s minds? How do they start to feel safe […]
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While everyone has the best of intentions when planning a large family dinner, the unfortunate reality of these celebratory events is that old conflicts and grudges can lead to uncomfortable sniping and bitter exchanges. Read on to discover five smart tips that will help you to prevent arguments and unhappiness at your […]
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New look at the evidence supports 'time-outs,' withholding privileges or toys in some cases
Men who became dads in their early 20s were more likely to die in their late 40s and early 50s, Finnish study finds
Studies show children raised by 2 moms or 2 dads consider themselves 'different,' but stigma is lessening
A child leaving for college is a difficult experience. After all, you watched your child enter the world, you held his hand as he took his first steps, and you listened anxiously as he spoke his first words. It’s normal and natural to have mixed feelings about your child going off to school. One of […]
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Your son has started school and, though he’ll be learning about himself and the world around him in class, you still have a key role in helping him develop the skills he needs to prosper physically, mentally and socially. How do you know what you can do? How can you work effectively with the school? […]
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For many children, art comes naturally. From painting and drawing to making music; the arts are not only a source of fun but also a way to inspire collaboration, build confidence and foster problem-solving skills. If your little artist is ready to learn how to play music, act, paint or draw, follow these tips to […]
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Parents, it’s time to have “the talk” with your teen. No, not the conversation about the birds and the bees, the social media talk. The 2015 Social Media & Technology Overview from Pew Research shows 92 percent of teens go online daily, with most teens going online multiple times each day. So, how can you […]
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It can happen to you. Your child will be lying on the floor in the middle of the supermarket having a full-blown meltdown. You will get judgmental or sympathetic looks from other shoppers, depending on their experiences. You shouldn’t feel guilty, though; tantrums are more complicated than a spoiled child being told they can’t have […]
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Life with a toddler can get messy. From finger paints to piles of laundry, it seems like the chores may never get done. By involving your toddler in cleaning, you can get help with the chores, and teach your child critical life skills. Here are some simple chores a toddler can learn to do. Put […]
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Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds
Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking
For all the moms of small kiddos out there, you know that just finding ways to keep the little ones occupied can be an ongoing struggle. Too much television is a bad thing, parks get boring after too long, and there are really only so many finger paint masterpieces you can put on your fridge. […]
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Most teenagers own a mobile phone. Some are able to buy their own phone from the money they earn from working part-time, but the more likely scenario is that you, their parent, ends up buying them a mobile phone. You may be perfectly happy to do this, but often the arrangement ends up an unhappy […]
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Parents dread having to deal with meltdowns. However, parents of children with ADHD may face more meltdowns than other parents. Children with ADHD are more prone to meltdowns for a number of reasons. Often their brain circuitry for emotional regulation is dysfunctional in which it takes less to trigger an anger episode that lasts for […]
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Your child is four and it’s likely you’ll be looking ahead to him starting school soon. There is a nagging worry that can trouble many parents: how do you know if your child is at the right level and has the skills he needs to fit in at school? How can you make sure he […]
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If you’re a new mom, you want what’s best for your baby. A healthy baby begins with good nutrition. Supermarket shelves are loaded with prepared baby foods of all types and descriptions. But have you stopped to read the labels on these products? Many have significant amounts of added sugar and salt to add flavor […]
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When it comes to raising teenagers, parents can go through a difficult time in worrying about where they are and what they are doing. The majority of teens will go to parties, feeling like they are adults and able to handle any situation that may occur. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Due to the […]
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Are you an expectant mom preparing for the birth of your eagerly anticipated child? Or are you a protective partner stressing over the arrival of your new responsibility? If your bundle of joy has left you with frayed nerves, you can toss your worrying aside and instead think about the tech treats you’ll be able to […]
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As a parent, you probably don’t want your kids to while away summer break glued to their iPads and smartphones. But on days when the mercury is climbing and your neighborhood looks like a ghost town, you can’t exactly blame your kids for wanting to stay indoors. Heck, you’ve even found yourself devoting more time […]
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Raising kids with healthy eating habits is becoming more difficult by the day. We live in a preprocessed and prepackaged world, and getting kids to choose healthy snacks can be a real challenge. If your kids would rather hit the fast food drive-through than grab a healthy snack, you might want to take some time […]
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Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say
Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together
4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds
Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests
Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows
Researchers recommend more access to birth control, programs that aid work-family balance
Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death
But study only showed association, not cause-and-effect link
The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get there? As parents you can help steer your teen toward their destiny, and the summer months are prime time for testing the waters. Here are some ways to help your kids […]
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If you are like so many parents, the family refrigerator is overflowing with great works of art your son or daughter has created through the years. From that first construction paper creation to the latest works of pen and ink, you have carefully preserved their art work – perhaps even framing a few of them […]
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Children deserve a break from school during the summer months, but relaxation can quickly turn to boredom if you don’t find creative ways to keep them entertained. Fortunately, there are plenty of exciting projects to help them stay busy all summer long! Here are some fun and easy summer crafts for kids. Melted crayon art If […]
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Everybody loves summertime activities with the kids splashing in the pool, outdoor adventures and maybe some time at the beach or the lake. Beware, though: Even a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of getting skin cancer later on, according to the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To keep your child’s delicate […]
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Does your child have a vivid imagination? Do they love telling tales of curious creatures? Thanks to storytelling apps, your child can turn their imaginary tales into virtual stories. Adding a child-friendly storytelling app to your iPhone or iPad can encourage your little one’s active imagination while keeping them busy for hours. Check out these […]
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Looking to have some summer fun with the kids? There are so many fun activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. From summer reading to more creative activities, your options are as endless! If your children love to read, why not have everyone act out a small part of a storybook […]
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Your baby is now a toddler and at 18 months it’s exciting to see how quickly she’s learning and developing. She’ll have a mind of her own and will make her wants clear on everything from which clothes she wants to wear to what she wants to eat. She’s developing quickly and it can be […]
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Say “no” to gaudy ties and novelty office trinkets. A dad’s first Father’s Day is not just a day for cheesy cards and gifts; it’s a day to honor the man who is one of the most important role models in your new baby’s life. Give him something he will remember forever like the gift […]
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Are you the cool parent who discovers new tech treats before anyone else? Are you constantly on the hunt for educational tools that combine learning and fun? Check out some of the recent product offerings from startup companies within the educational gaming space. You just might find your children’s new favorite interactive video game! RangerRom […]
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