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    1. 9 Stepparenting Dos and Don'ts

      Despite what shows like The Brady Bunch and Modern Family would have us believe, stepparenting is hard. "Blending a family is like a dish that takes a long time to cook," says Molly Barrow, PhD, author of How To Survive Step Parenting . "You can't force it before it's ready." But if you're patient a

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    2. Why Your Child Acts That Way

      Just when you think your child is capable of acting almost "adult," or at least more mature than they used to be, they do something that makes you wonder what they're thinking. They stretch the truth, pretend they don’t hear you, or explode into tears seemingly over nothing. They tease and babble li

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    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) andcreator 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 n

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    6. 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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    7. Relax, You're Being a Good Mom

      I had just solidified my place in what seemed like a great mommy group filled with smart, professional women who regularly met at a neighborhood toddler play class. As I positioned my son’s stroller along the back wall and leaned over him to unfasten his seat belt, one of the new moms in the group s

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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. 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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    10. 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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