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    1. No-Nonsense Napping Guide for Toddlers

      Napping is an important part of your toddler's day as well as yours. Your child needs to recharge and reboot or everyone will suffer the consequences. And you count on nap time to get the things done you need to do. But why are naps so critical to youngsters, and when do they outgrow the need? How c

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    2. 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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    3. Potty Training: Seven Surprising Facts

      Getting ready to tackle potty training in your household? You’ve probably read reams of information on the topic -- but you may not have come across these seven little-known facts. Despite all the articles on toilet training in the popular media, very few scientific studies have addressed the issue

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    4. Road Trip Tips for Parents

      One thing that's certain about road trips with children: They're an adventure. Just ask Colleen Lanin, editor and founder of the family travel web site Travel Mamas and author of The Travel Mamas' Guide. During one family car trip to Disneyland, her daughter (now age 8) suddenly awoke from a nap and

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    5. Disciplining Toddlers: Time In or Time Out?

      What do you do when your adorable toddler engages in not-so-adorable behavior, like hitting the friend who snatches her toy, biting Mommy, or throwing her unwanted plate of peas across the room? Is it time for…timeout? Timeout -- removing a child from the environment where misbehavior has occurred t

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    6. How to Handle Parents Who Brag About Their Kids

      "My kid must be some sort of math genius!" a mother of a preschooler said to Hilarie Atkisson as she watched her 4-year-old twin daughters and 2-year-old son on the playground after school. Another mom queried Atkisson about her twins' progress in reading: "Are your girls reading yet? Mine are alrea

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    7. 6 Devices That Help With Bottle-Feeding

      It doesn’t take much to bottle-feed your baby. “All you really need is the bottle, nipple, and breast milk or formula,” says Hannah Chow-Johnson, MD, a pediatrician at Loyola University Medical Center. But a number of devices can make the process of preparing and cleaning those bottles easier. Since

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    8. Hiring Baby Care Help

      Bringing your newborn home from the hospital can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Although you no longer have the helpful hands of the maternity ward nurses, you don’t have to go it alone. Having outside help can be a blessing. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an in-home baby care pr

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    9. 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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    10. 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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