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  1. Tummy Time for Your Newborn

    During tummy time, your baby lays on her belly to play while you supervise. Since your baby sleeps on her back to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), she needs to spend some of her awake time on her stomach to develop physically and mentally. On her tummy, your baby lifts her head, whi

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  2. Your Kid's Brain on Exercise

    You know exercise is good for kids’ bodies. Did you know that exercise is crucial for kids' developing brains as well? Even moderate exercise, like walking, could make your kids sharper, healthier, and happier. "Exercise has tremendous mental benefits," says Joel Brenner, MD, chair of the American A

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  3. 7 Foods You Think Are Healthy

    When your family bites into a fresh fruit or a steamed vegetable, you know you're serving up something that’s good for them. But beyond that, it's hard to be sure. Even if the package says that a food is healthy or loaded with all kinds of vitamins and minerals, check the label. It may be full of ot

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  4. The Best Weight Loss Plan for Busy Parents

    So you want to lose weight, get healthier, and set a good example for your kids. That’s fantastic! How do you balance eating right, getting enough exercise, and the demands of being a parent? Here’s how you can break it down and tackle it. There are three rules: Food: Plan ahead Exercise: Think smal

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  5. This Is Your Kid’s Brain Without Sleep

    You know your child needs sleep. But do you know why?   It's not just that overtired kids are cranky. Not getting enough sleep can hurt their health and ability to make good choices. How much sleep should your kids get? You may be surprised by how much they need. Toddlers: 12-14 hours Preschoolers:

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  6. Can Kids Exercise Too Much?

    What should you do if your 10-year-old wants to lift weights? Or your teen goes on daily runs even though she plays a sport, too? Getting exercise is good for kids -- they need at least 60 minutes a day. But is there such a thing as too much exercise for a kid? The truth is a majority of kids in Ame

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  7. 10 Things You Must Tell Your Teen

    You want -- and need -- to give your teenager advice. So what exactly do they need to hear from you? Is there a better way than trying to yell advice in their direction as they're getting out of the car?   Here's what to say and, maybe more important, how to say it to get through to your teen. Teens

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  8. Better Sleep for Baby –- and You

    Kara Cantrell knew she was in trouble by the second night after her son was born. "He screamed through the night," remembers the 41-year-old actor from Atlanta. "I'd had a 4-day labor and C-section and was just a mess. And there was this screaming creature and I didn't know what to do." A couple mon

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  9. Q&A With Nick Lachey

    Entertainer Nick Lachey, 39, says being a new dad surprised, delighted, and challenged him -- and gave him something new to sing about. You have two nephews. Did that experience prepare you for having your own son, Camden? "To some extent, yeah, in that any experience you have is good. I mean, at le

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  10. Katherine Heigl: Actress, Mom… and Animal Rescuer

    Katherine Heigl still remembers her first love. He was older, dark-haired, infinitely patient, and known by the Southern-gentlemanly moniker "Ben Davis." For years, he was Heigl's best friend. He even tolerated it when "Katie" stole his food and chewed on his ears. Ben Davis was a black Labrador ret

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