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  1. 10 Things to Do When Your Child Loses His Cool

    Parenting can be the most rewarding job ever, but it also can be one of the hardest, like when the child you love dearly is spinning out of control. It happens to every parent. Just remember to breathe, and try these strategies to get your kid – and yourself - back on track. 1. Know the signs. It’s

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  2. Breastfeeding: Get the Support You Need

    Nursing not coming naturally? You're not alone. It seems like breastfeeding should be instinctive -- women have been nursing babies for ages, after all. But for many new mothers (and their babies), breastfeeding can be awkward, uncomfortable, and unproductive in the beginning. With the right advice

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  3. Breast Pumps for Nursing Moms

    The closeness and comfort of nursing your baby can be the most wonderful and unique experience. But for most nursing moms, the time comes when you need to be away from your little one -- for work, because of illness, or just for a night out to reconnect with your partner. At times like these, a brea

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  4. Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Germs that cause common illnesses, including ear infections and strep throat, can linger on surfaces such as cribs, children's toys and books for hours after contamination -- even after the objects are well cleaned

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  5. 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 send

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  6. 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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  7. Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who don't get enough sleep at night may experience a slight spike in their blood pressure the next day even if they are not overweight or obese, a new study suggests. The research included 143 kids aged 10 to 18 who spe

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  8. Maternity Leave and Postpartum Depression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Having a longer maternity leave reduces a woman's risk of postpartum depression, new research shows. The findings suggest that the maximum 12 weeks of maternity leave given to American mothers under federal law may be inad

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  9. Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If Johnny doesn't take to the violin, don't fret. A new study challenges the widely held belief that music lessons can help boost children's intelligence. "More than 80 percent of American adults think that music improv

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  10. Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010. U.S. emergency rooms now attend to an average of almo

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