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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Divide and Conquer Household Chores

    Doing chores is a tradition in many families. Chores help kids learn responsibility, and sharing chores gives you help around the house. Not sure your kids will go for it? Take heart! There are ways to make chores a little bit, well, less of a chore for everyone. Parenting expert Jim Fay, co-founder

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  4. 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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  5. 10 Surefire Solutions to End the Bedtime Battle

    Most parents can trade war stories about their kid's bedtime. Christine Althoff sits in her daughter Claire's doorway every night until she falls asleep. She's been doing this for more than five years. Before her twin sisters were born, Claire, now 7, was rocked to sleep. In an effort to get Claire

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  6. To Work or Not to Work: What Will You Do After Baby Comes?

    How do you decide between going back to work and staying at home after the baby is born? Jamie Principe, a 38-year-old mother of two who lives in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., has done both. When her girls, now 4 and 5, were younger, she worked outside the home as an architect. Then

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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