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  1. 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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  2. Summer Sun Protection for Kids

    Lazy days at the pool or beach are warm weather rituals for many families. But if you're tempted to let your child play outdoors for even a few minutes without the proper sun protection, you’re taking an unhealthy risk. "It only takes one severe sunburn to potentially double your child's chances of

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  3. 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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  4. Get Your Bed Back

    If you've got a young child who wanders into your bedroom at night and are wondering what to do about it, you're not alone. Plenty of toddlers, preschoolers, even school-aged children nationwide are sleeping with their parents at least some of the time. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NS

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  5. Teach Your Teen About Skincare

    The skincare habits you show your teen today will help keep her skin healthy for the rest of her life. Laurie Polis, MD, director of dermatologic services at SoHo Skin & Laser Dermatology in New York City, says it's never too early or too late to encourage a healthy skin routine for your teen. "It's

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  6. How to Get Your Kids Back on Track

    Maybe things got lax during school vacation and the kids stayed up late playing video games. Or life has just gotten so hectic that you’ve had to rely on the TV as a babysitter and takeout meals to survive. Whatever the reason, your family’s healthy habits have gotten off track. It’s happened to all

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  7. Go to Bed!

    Like most of his friends, Zach Oreszko is always tired. After waking up at 6 a.m., the 14-year-old trudges through a day of high school in suburban Atlanta and then heads to more than 3 hours of football practice. He comes home to shower and eat. Then he settles in for at least 3 hours of homework.

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  8. Budgeting for Baby: 13 Money-Saving Strategies

    You have almost 10 months to prepare for your little one's arrival. Just think of all the fun things you need to buy -- a stroller, cute little outfits, and toys of all shapes and sizes. In the excitement of your baby's arrival, you may want to shower your baby with the newest and best of everything

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  9. Budgeting for Twins: Tips to Save Money

    You have almost 10 months to prepare for your twins' arrival. Just think of all the fun things you need to buy: a stroller, cute little outfits, and toys of all shapes and sizes -- not to mention diapers and formula. In the excitement of their arrival, you may want to shower your twins with the newe

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  10. New Dads: What to Expect After Baby Arrives

    You know that becoming a dad will change your life. What you can't know is how, and in what ways. Nothing can fully prepare you for the joys and challenges of parenthood. But learning what to expect now may reduce the number of big surprises ahead. Here's a preview of how your newborn may change you

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