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    1. Do You Spend Too Much Time With Your Kids?

      Parents relish time with their kids. But you can overdo it. And that can be unhealthy for you and your children. So how do you find the right balance? There isn't a set number of hours that qualifies as too much time together. Take a look at your routine. Are you spending close to every waking hour

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    2. Your Child and Alcohol

      At some point, most likely well before he turns 21, your child will have to make a choice about whether to drink alcohol. Your role as a parent is to prepare him. But first, prepare yourself by learning the facts. 10% of eighth graders say they drank alcohol in the past month. 39% of high school sen

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    3. After Concussion: When Can Your Child Play?

      With their young minds still developing, kids with concussions need to take time-outs -- both mentally and physically -- to fully heal, new research shows. "After a concussion, kids need 3 to 5 days of mental shutdown to let their brain rest and recover," says Michael O'Brien, MD. He's the associate

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    4. Co-Sleeping With Your Baby Is Risky

      For some new parents, there's nothing like the feeling of having their baby snuggled next to them in bed to heighten the feeling of closeness. Sharing a bed can also make breastfeeding more convenient. Whatever the reasons, bed sharing (also called co-sleeping) is on the rise. A study reported in JA

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    5. Q&A With Lisa Ling

      Lisa Ling, the globetrotting reporter famed for her curiosity about the plights and pursuits of everyday people, entered the fifth and final season of her investigative series "Our America" on Oprah's OWN network at the end of May. Look for the new mom (to daughter Jett, 1, with husband Dr. Paul Son

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    6. Tips to Help Your Child Eat Better, Live Healthier

      You can tell children they should eat well and make healthy choices. Or you can show them that it's fun and feels good -- and they'll be more likely to do it. Here’s how: Let children play with their food. Babies aren't the only ones who like to play with food. School-age children do, too. So make h

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    7. Build a Healthy Mother-Daughter Bond

      Being a mom is hard. It's not just the laundry and carpooling and picking up toys and never having enough time in the day to do it all -- it's also the constant feeling that everything you're doing (or not doing) is in some way scarring your child for life. According to new research, that feeling ma

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    8. When They're Too Old for Time-Outs

      When children are toddlers, many parents learn to rely on a simple, short list of discipline strategies: redirect, distract, time-out (or "time-in"). But as kids grow and change, your disciplinary toolbox needs to grow with them. "With older kids, there really isn't a blanket 'consequence' to use fo

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    9. 3 Must-Try Recipes: Quinoa, Apples, and Carrots

      Delicious, yet good-for-you cooking is easier than you think. For inspiration, try these three recipes from Atlanta chef Megan McCarthy. Serves 4-6 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 2 cups water 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp Spike Seasoning or salt and pepper to taste 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 pe

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    10. How Clean Should We Be?

      Your baby drops a cracker on the floor. Does the 5-second rule apply, or do you quickly throw it away? Or could those germs actually be good for him? Well, kind of. There's a belief that says exposing people -- especially babies and young children -- to different kinds of germs early in life can kee

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