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