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  1. Breastfeeding: Get the Support You Need

    Nursing not coming naturally? You're not alone. It seems like breastfeeding should be instinctive -- women have been nursing babies for ages, after all. But for many new mothers (and their babies), breastfeeding can be awkward, uncomfortable, and unproductive in the beginning. With the right advice

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  2. When Parenting Styles Clash

    You give your kids what they want for dinner, but your spouse tells them they have to eat what the adults are eating. You don’t want your kids playing with toy guns, but their other parent wants to lead the charge in a big game of cops and robbers.  Do you wonder about the mixed messages you’re send

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  3. Work With Your Child's Personality

    Active, persistent, intense, sensitive. Whether we're adults, teens, or even toddlers, we're each born with our own emotional style, or temperament. Our temperament affects our behavior, personality, and even our health. If you want to encourage your kids to eat better and exercise more, it's a good

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  4. Recreational Drugs: 3 New Threats to Know About

    You can find Molly at concerts, festivals and anywhere teens and young adults gather. But Molly isn’t a girl; it’s an illegal recreational drug, one of several now growing in popularity. Because they’re illegal, there are no controls over what might be in them. In fact, many aren’t even the substanc

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  5. Homemade Baby Food: Is It Right for You?

    When you begin feeding your baby solid foods, it’s time to think about what foods you’re going to be feeding him. There are many healthy premade options, including organic baby food. But homemade baby food is a popular option for parents who want to know exactly what goes into their baby’s mouth --

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  6. Parenting Your Child in College

    When children head off to college, they start to become more independent, but they still need your support.  “It’s a big shift in your relationship with your child. Often, parents are not prepared for the distance and independence young adults need,” says Annette Reiter, a licensed marriage and fami

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  7. Are You Ready to Adopt?

    Thinking about adopting a child? There’s a lot to consider.   You might want to start by asking yourself these seven questions: 1. Why do you want to adopt? It’s a big decision. What motivates you to adopt? "The only really good reason to adopt is because you really want to parent a child," says ped

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  8. Tips to Parent Your Shy Child

    Every child has bashful moments. Some kids, though, are shy. Can you simply let your children be shy, or do you need to "bring them out?" “You can do both,” says Christopher Kearney, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.   Shy children may not become social butterfli

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  9. How to Raise a Smart Baby

    Academic achievement. College scholarship. Presidential aspirations. These used to be phrases parents tossed around at their kid's high school graduation. Today, it's a new form of "baby talk." From maternity wards to toddler play groups to mommy chat rooms, how to raise a smart baby is a key focus

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  10. Beware the Know It Alls: How to Handle Unsolicited Baby Advice

    The battlefield: Tamara Derosia's baby shower. The fighting words: Baby wipe warmer. Oh sure, for those who worry about global warming, the recession, and house foreclosures, this might seem, um, silly. But certainly, it wasn't that way for the two women who were driven to debate the device -- baby'

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