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  1. Is Your Child Ready to Date?

    Dating. Parents may joke that it’s an experience they want their child to have -- just not until somewhere around the age of 30. Seriously, though, when is your child ready to date? Consider this: It's not just about their age. You and your child may see that very differently. A 6th grade girl may s

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  2. Top 6 Tips for Single Parents

    When you're raising a child as a single parent, you're handling a lot of tasks and decisions on your own. You need effective ways to find support and make life easier and more fun for you and your child. Start with these six tips. Keep mealtimes, bedtimes, and the time the family wakes up in the mor

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  3. 5 Signs of Pushover Parents

    You might think that too-permissive parents are the ones whose kids have no rules, no curfews, no dress code, and no manners. True, but they're not the only ones. You may be surprised that some of your habits could put you into the "pushover" or permissive parent category, according to experts, even

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Relax, You're Being a Good Mom

    I had just solidified my place in what seemed like a great mommy group filled with smart, professional women who regularly met at a neighborhood toddler play class. As I positioned my son’s stroller along the back wall and leaned over him to unfasten his seat belt, one of the new moms in the group s

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  10. 20-Minute Home ‘Clean-Ups’ for a Healthier Family

    Doing a thorough, deep clean of your whole home can take several hours -- hours you don't always have available. Make the most of your valuable time with faster, smarter solutions for getting at those places  where germs, dust, and allergens lurk. Once your children are old enough to sit safely in t

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