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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Six Ways to Discipline Children -- That Work!

      It’s hard to deny the importance of discipline. "Discipline has to do with civilizing your child so they can live in society," says psychiatrist Michael Brody, MD. Yet kids repeatedly test their parents’ limits. When it comes to disciplining children, there is no quick fix and no magic bullet. If yo

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    10. Communicate Effectively With Your Teen

      "Teens can seem so unreasonable and so rude," Laura Kussick, executive director of the Seattle-based Program for Early Parent Support, says. She's also the mother of a 12-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son. For Kussick and her kids, conflicts sometimes arise around the hot-button issue of how muc

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