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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Get Your Body Back After Pregnancy

      If all those images of svelte and shapely celebrity new moms have left you feeling like you never want to look in a mirror again, take heart! Here's some real-world advice on how to get your body back after pregnancy. With so many high-profile celebrity moms snapping back from pregnancy with a model

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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