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  1. Stressed Out? Your Kids May Be, Too

    You're a 21st century parent, which means your to-do list is never-ending. Your idea of relaxing might be checking Facebook during your 10-minute wait in the car-pool line every afternoon. But at least the kids are all right. Right? Maybe not. All that stress you carry around on a daily basis affect

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  2. Why Is It So Hard to Exercise?

    You know you should do it. And you know why: Exercising -- simply put, moving instead of sitting -- is critical for safeguarding your health and setting a good example for your kids. So why does it seem so hard to get yourself moving? The truth is: You can. But knowing how and why to exercise isn’t

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  3. Do You Spend Too Much Time With Your Kids?

    Parents relish time with their kids. But you can overdo it. And that can be unhealthy for you and your children. So how do you find the right balance? There isn't a set number of hours that qualifies as too much time together. Take a look at your routine. Are you spending close to every waking hour

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  4. Your Child and Alcohol

    At some point, most likely well before he turns 21, your child will have to make a choice about whether to drink alcohol. Your role as a parent is to prepare him. But first, prepare yourself by learning the facts. 10% of eighth graders say they drank alcohol in the past month. 39% of high school sen

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  5. After Concussion: When Can Your Child Play?

    With their young minds still developing, kids with concussions need to take time-outs -- both mentally and physically -- to fully heal, new research shows. "After a concussion, kids need 3 to 5 days of mental shutdown to let their brain rest and recover," says Michael O'Brien, MD. He's the associate

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  6. Co-Sleeping With Your Baby Is Risky

    For some new parents, there's nothing like the feeling of having their baby snuggled next to them in bed to heighten the feeling of closeness. Sharing a bed can also make breastfeeding more convenient. Whatever the reasons, bed sharing (also called co-sleeping) is on the rise. A study reported in JA

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  7. Q&A With Lisa Ling

    Lisa Ling, the globetrotting reporter famed for her curiosity about the plights and pursuits of everyday people, entered the fifth and final season of her investigative series "Our America" on Oprah's OWN network at the end of May. Look for the new mom (to daughter Jett, 1, with husband Dr. Paul Son

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  8. Build a Healthy Mother-Daughter Bond

    Being a mom is hard. It's not just the laundry and carpooling and picking up toys and never having enough time in the day to do it all -- it's also the constant feeling that everything you're doing (or not doing) is in some way scarring your child for life. According to new research, that feeling ma

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  9. Baby's First Year: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

    New parents tend to fret about lots of things: every fever, every early morning awakening when their baby still isn't sleeping through the night. Elaine Donoghue, MD, FAAP, understands. She's the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood. Her insights might help

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  10. When They're Too Old for Time-Outs

    When children are toddlers, many parents learn to rely on a simple, short list of discipline strategies: redirect, distract, time-out (or "time-in"). But as kids grow and change, your disciplinary toolbox needs to grow with them. "With older kids, there really isn't a blanket 'consequence' to use fo

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