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  1. Childhood Obesity Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. girls are developing breasts at a younger age compared to years past, and obesity appears to explain a large share of the shift, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between 2004 and 2011, American girls typically start

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  2. Parenting Your Child in College

    When children head off to college, they start to become more independent, but they still need your support. “It’s a big shift in your relationship with your child. Often, parents are not prepared for the distance and independence young adults need,” says Annette Reiter, a licensed marriage and famil

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  3. Tips to Parent Your Shy Child

    Every child has bashful moments. Some kids, though, are shy. Can you simply let your children be shy, or do you need to "bring them out?" “You can do both,” says Christopher Kearney, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Shy children may not become social butterflies

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  4. Are You Ready to Adopt?

    Thinking about adopting a child? There’s a lot to consider. You might want to start by asking yourself these seven questions: 1. Why do you want to adopt? It’s a big decision. What motivates you to adopt? "The only really good reason to adopt is because you really want to parent a child," says pedia

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  5. Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Getting regular daily exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity may also boost students' academic performance, according to a new U.K. study. The more intense the exercise, the greater the impact on English, math and science

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  6. Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Even after working with several nursing experts, first-time mom Katie Sweet wasn't able to make enough of her own breast milk to feed her newborn daughter. And she said her baby just didn't do well on formula. "Honestly, my dau

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  7. Too Much Texting May Leave College Kids Sleepy

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- College students in search of a good night's sleep may want to put some distance between their pillow and their cell phone, new research suggests. However, study author Karla Klein Murdock, a professor of psychology at Washington a

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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