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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Crazy Things That Toddlers Do

    Melinda Roberts had just moved to a new neighborhood and was busy getting the bath ready for her 2-year-old son. But when the San Jose, CA, mom spun around, there was no sign of Dylan. So she checked the house and spied the front door wide open. "Uh-oh," she thought. Peeking outside, she spotted her

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  5. 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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  6. 7 Secrets of Toddler Discipline

    Have you ever found yourself in deep negotiations with your 2-year-old over whether she can wear her princess costume to preschool for the fifth day in a row? Have you taken the  "walk of shame" out of the local supermarket after your toddler threw a temper tantrum on the floor? There may be comfort

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  7. Home Treatments for Babies

    Parents have always looked to their gardens and pantries to treat common infant illness. Today, the use of complementary and alternative remedies is common not just in adults but also children. Whether it’s a nip of prune juice to relieve constipation or an oatmeal bath to soothe itchy dry skin, nat

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  8. 10 Mistakes New Parents Make

    All parents make mistakes. Don't believe it? Just think about your own parents. You will no doubt come up with a laundry list of things they did wrong. The truth is no one is infallible -- especially new parents. But if you know the 10 most common parenting mistakes, maybe you can keep from making t

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  9. 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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  10. Buying Shoes for Toddlers

    Amanda Ezman is like a lot of moms when it comes to shopping for shoes. Buying a pair of shoes for herself is fun and focused on fashion; buying shoes for her 2-year-old daughter Lilah requires function to come first. "When Lilah started crawling and standing, I wanted her to feel her feet and sense

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