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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Stocking Your Pantry and Refrigerator for Health

    With the right foods in your kitchen, you can put together a meal that’s more nutritious, lower calorie, and less expensive than take-out pizza – and you can do it faster. Cheese (reduced-fat): Keep sliced or pre-shredded cheese on hand for quick meals. It can be the feature of a meal – grilled chee

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  10. Fit Kids: Why Children Need Exercise

    Do you find yourself reaching for a tall cup of java each afternoon to power yourself out of that 3 p.m. energy slump? I feel your pain -- being a mom takes energy. As a pediatrician, though, I have a better fix: a 15-minute power walk. And what works for your midday slump works for your kids, too.

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