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    1. When All Else Fails, Parent With Humor

      When it comes to parenting, it’s funny how humor can motivate children when more negative tactics do not. Jane Marie Scarboro’s 3-year-old son, Teddy, had been lagging behind on their family hike. And the Lafayette, CA, mother of two had felt herself getting annoyed. But then she switched tactics. O

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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 sendi

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    3. Modern Moms Ask for Help

      Women have been trained to do everything ourselves. We think we're not supposed to ask for help -- and let’s face it, we often don’t like to. When my husband suggested that my mother-in-law come by for the day to watch my son so I could get work done, I immediately said, “Oh, no, I don’t want her to

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    4. How to Talk to Your Teen

      Fashions come and go. Technology innovates. New slang words arrive on the scene. But one thing never changes when it comes to high school, year after graduating year: the concerns of teenagers. Today's kids share the same worries about sex, drugs, and alcohol that teens have had for decades, says hi

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    5. Q&A With Ken Jeong

      You know him as the mob boss Mr. Chow from The Hangover film trilogy, and as surly Señor Ben Chang from the sitcom Community. But Ken Jeong's impressive résumé doesn't start and stop in Hollywood. He was a practicing physician of internal medicine who did stand-up comedy as "a cool hobby" for years

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    6. Can I Take My Newborn Outside?

      In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the oldest -- and most cherished -- medical myths out there. In our March-April 2011 issue, we asked Anne Hansen, MD, MPH, medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care

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    7. Diapering Baby On the Go

      Going out with your newborn is already a little nerve-wracking: Baby’s so tiny and the world is pretty big. Then there’s the added worry of getting stranded without diapers or other baby care essentials. What can you do? Don't worry! We talked with pediatricians and parents on WebMD’s parenting mess

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    8. Bringing Up Baby Organically

      It's called "baby organics," and it's a growing movement among parents of newborns who want to go green -- and we're not just talking vegetables! The idea is to not only fill your baby's tummy with organic foods, but also to make everything from baby clothes and diapers to bedding, nursery furniture

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    9. Treating Symptoms in Babies

      If your baby is sick, you'll find there are many over-the-counter medications available to ease baby’s symptoms. In fact, faced with the dizzying array of choices at your local drug store, it's difficult to know which medication to choose. Not all products are the same, and many are not approved for

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    10. Better Sleep for Baby –- and You

      Kara Cantrell knew she was in trouble by the second night after her son was born. "He screamed through the night," remembers the 41-year-old actor from Atlanta. "I'd had a 4-day labor and C-section and was just a mess. And there was this screaming creature and I didn't know what to do." A couple mon

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