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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    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. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    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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