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  1. Why Your Child Acts That Way

    Just when you think your child is capable of acting almost "adult," or at least more mature than they used to be, they do something that makes you wonder what they're thinking.   They stretch the truth, pretend they don’t hear you, or explode into tears seemingly over nothing. They tease and babble

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  2. 9 Stepparenting Dos and Don'ts

    Despite what shows like The Brady Bunch and Modern Family would have us believe, stepparenting is hard. "Blending a family is like a dish that takes a long time to cook," says Molly Barrow, PhD, author of How To Survive Step Parenting. "You can't force it before it's ready." But if you're patient an

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  3. Round Out Your Child’s Plate

    Children thrive on dozens of nutrients that work together to promote growth and development. While no single nutrient or group of nutrients is any more important to a child's well-being, these five get a lot of attention whenever kids' nutrition is discussed. Calcium, the most abundant mineral in th

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  4. Is Your Child Spoiled?

    Every parent has probably heard it at one time or another: "You're going to spoil that child!" Yet what do we really mean by spoiled child? How do you know if your child is spoiled, and what can you do to avoid spoiling him or her if you haven't done so already? Most child development experts cringe

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  5. 5 Tips to Get Your Kids Up for School

    Going back to school means the relaxed, lazy days of summer are about to give way to packed schedules, homework, after-school activities, and -- toughest of all -- waking the kids up early. The change of pace can be a jolt to the whole family. So, how, after months of sleeping late, do you get the k

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  6. 25 Ways to Handle the Stress of a New Baby

    Jen Singer, author of You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either) and creator of MommaSaid.net, isn't particularly fond of babies. "That's because both of my sons' first years were the most stressful for me," she says.  "They were colicky, one had reflux, and neither one slept through the

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  7. 9 Ways to Wean a Child off Thumb Sucking

    Kara Angelone's 3-year-old daughter Addie was a thumb-sucker from day one -- literally. Tucked away in her baby book is an ultrasound image of Addie sucking her thumb in the womb. Now, three years later, she's still not ready to let it go. "It makes her feel safe and comfortable," Angelone says. "I

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  8. Why Kids Whine and How to Stop Them

    Anne Crawford has three children, ages 8 through 13, so she has heard her share of whining. "My kids whine about doing the chores," she says, "or about how unfair it is that one got something and the other didn't. I'd say whining pretty much comes with the territory." According to Bay Area pediatric

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  9. Can You Boost Your Child’s IQ?

    You probably already that know genetics along with good nutrition, protection from toxins, and plenty of playtime and exercise all work together to nurture a child's intelligence. But is there something more you can do to actively boost your child's IQ? Surprisingly, most child development experts a

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  10. Is Your Child Ready for a Sleepover?

    When my daughter was invited to a slumber birthday party in the fall of her kindergarten year, I found myself shaking in my boots. Yes, she'd slept away before, at my parents' house and at the home of close friends. But she'd never slept away with a group of girls -- five were invited to this party

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