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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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