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    1. 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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    2. Constant Social Media and Teens' Mental Health

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who feel a round-the-clock compulsion to participate on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter may pay a price in lost sleep. They may also face a higher risk for depression and anxiety, new research suggests. Bri

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    3. Breastfeeding: 11 Things That May Help

      Have you decided to try breastfeeding, at least part of the time? Some items can make the process easier, more convenient, and more comfortable. Here are 11 supplies that may help: Many hospitals give new moms lanolin samples to help soothe sore, cracked nipples. It's safe for babies to ingest, too,

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    4. 5 Stretches for New Moms

      After having a baby, it’s perfectly normal to feel like your body is a little off. "Your back, shoulders, and hips are likely to feel tight,” says Erica Ziel, a personal trainer in Newport Beach, CA. These five moves will soothe common sore spots and help ease you back into a fitness program. “When

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    5. 9 Ways to Wean a Child off Thumb Sucking

      Kara Angelone's 3-year-old daughter Addie was a thumb-sucker from day one -- literally. Tucked away in her baby book is an ultrasound image of Addie sucking her thumb in the womb. Now, three years later, she's still not ready to let it go. "It makes her feel safe and comfortable," Angelone says. "I

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    6. Parenting by Your Toddler's Personality Type

      Rambunctious, mobile, and caught in a riptide of emotion, toddlers are the uncivilized, pedal-to-the-metal humans, matched only by the older edition called teenagers, experts (and parents) say. Pediatrician Harvey Karp, author and creator of The Happiest Toddler on the Block, says if babies are ange

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    7. No-Nonsense Napping Guide for Toddlers

      Napping is an important part of your toddler's day as well as yours. Your child needs to recharge and reboot or everyone will suffer the consequences. And you count on nap time to get the things done you need to do. But why are naps so critical to youngsters, and when do they outgrow the need? How c

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    8. Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When babies come down with whooping cough, the odds are good that a sibling is the source, new research reveals. That's a change from years past, when mothers were most often the source. But the shift is not surprising, said

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    9. 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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    10. Potty Training: Seven Surprising Facts

      Getting ready to tackle potty training in your household? You’ve probably read reams of information on the topic -- but you may not have come across these seven little-known facts. Despite all the articles on toilet training in the popular media, very few scientific studies have addressed the issue

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