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    1. Scott Foley Talks Parenthood and Pet Advocacy

      As U.S. Navy Captain Jake Ballard on the hit ABC drama Scandal, actor Scott Foley has been imprisoned in a hole, framed for murder, stabbed in the gut, and caught up in a turbulent romance with crisis manager Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington). Raising three young children comes with its own s

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    2. Safe Weight Loss for Overweight Kids

      If your child is overweight, chances are you want to help him get healthy. But sometimes that means ignoring popular diet advice. Often, what works for adults may not be best for kids. “Children have their own set of nutritional needs for healthy growth and development,” says Tamara Melton, a dietit

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    3. How to Talk to Your Child About Weight

      “Am I fat?” They’re three words no parent wants to hear. But your child may say them -- or ask another weight-related question -- at some point. The truth is, most kids think about weight. Girls as young as age 6 worry about being “too fat.” And research shows most adolescent and teen boys are worri

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    4. Can Toddlers Be Overweight?

      For parents, it’s usually a good sign when a baby gains weight. It means they’re healthy and growing. But how early is too early to wonder if your child is too heavy? The truth is that toddlers can be overweight, and it’s not always easy for parents to tell if they are. So it’s important to check in

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    5. Go to Bed! How to Get Teens to Get Enough Sleep

      Between school, peer pressure, sports, friends, and hormones, teens have a lot on their plates. On top of all that, research shows that many of them are constantly sleep deprived, which is bad news for their physical and mental health. It may seem like your teen is wired to stay up late every night

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    6. Sleep Tips for Kids of All Ages

      One of the most important things you can do for your children is to make sure they get enough sleep. "It's almost like another vaccine we can give our kids to help them fight off illness and promote physical well-being," says Cora Breuner, MD, of the American Academy of Pediatrics. That doesn't just

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    7. Teach Kids Manners

      By Mary Jo DiLonardo From burping in public to not shaking hands, kids and good manners aren't always a natural fit. With every nose pick it may seem like a losing battle, but there are ways to turn your little monsters into civilized human beings. Here are three no-fail suggestions from the manners

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    8. Stop Yelling At Your Kids

      By Jenn Sturiale Hey parents: Raise your hand if you've ever yelled at your kids (this is the Internet; no one's looking). After you've made your ten-trillionth request to "please stop torturing your little sister," it's easy for enlightened parenting techniques to evaporate in a cloud of overwhelme

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    9. Does Cooing to Babies Help Them Learn?

      By Jenn Sturiale The Rumor: People coo to babies because they're tiny and cute, but it doesn't really serve a purpose It's an irrefutable law of nature, as powerful as gravity, to which no one seems immune: Put an infant into the arms of even the most grown-up grownup, and soft cooing and baby talk

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    10. Solutions for Toddler Feeding Problems

      Your lovable toddler is a charming, entertaining, on-the-go child. But your child's changeable nature can be a source of exasperation, especially when you try to feed your toddler a balanced diet. In short, your child has become the dreaded "picky eater." WebMD asked three top feeding experts to hel

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