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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 7 Secrets of Toddler Discipline

    Have you ever found yourself in deep negotiations with your 2-year-old over whether she can wear her princess costume to preschool for the fifth day in a row? Have you taken the  "walk of shame" out of the local supermarket after your toddler threw a temper tantrum on the floor? There may be comfort

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  4. Buying Shoes for Toddlers

    Amanda Ezman is like a lot of moms when it comes to shopping for shoes. Buying a pair of shoes for herself is fun and focused on fashion; buying shoes for her 2-year-old daughter Lilah requires function to come first. "When Lilah started crawling and standing, I wanted her to feel her feet and sense

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  5. 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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  6. The Crazy Things That Toddlers Do

    Melinda Roberts had just moved to a new neighborhood and was busy getting the bath ready for her 2-year-old son. But when the San Jose, CA, mom spun around, there was no sign of Dylan. So she checked the house and spied the front door wide open. "Uh-oh," she thought. Peeking outside, she spotted her

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  7. The Top 5 Mistakes Divorced Parents Make

    Breaking up is hard to do, and it may be especially hard for kids. Kids of divorce can feel they've been hit the hardest by the end of their parents' relationship. Some are asked to broker peace between warring exes, even as they are grieving the loss of a parent who has abruptly moved out. Others m

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  8. 9 Mistakes to Avoid With Your Toddler

    Toddlers -- full of energy and eager to test your limits as well as their legs -- can be a particular challenge for parents. But even though children don't come with an owner’s manual, the adventure can be more fun if you're aware of a few common mistakes parents make and how to avoid them. . Toddle

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  9. Your Sex Life After Baby

    Having a baby is an amazing, life-changing experience. But no matter how in love you are with your little one, caring for a newborn can take a serious toll on your sex life. To put it bluntly: “Babies are sex killers,” says psychiatrist Gail Saltz, MD, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell

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  10. 5 New Mom Guilt Trips to Skip

    Here’s something few people will tell you when you’re pregnant and about to become a new mom. Among the many new emotions you’ll experience as a parent, guilt is likely to be right up there at the top. The stakes for parents these days are higher than ever. “We live in an age of high expectations th

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