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    1. When You Don't Like Your Kid's Friend

      Maybe your child's new best friend forever (BFF) is a bit of a bully. Or she's a "queen bee" who lives to cause drama. What do you do? One mother of 11-year-old twins in California didn't mince words after her son came home crying each time he played with a certain boy, yet still begged for sleepove

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    2. Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who return to work full-time are less likely to stick with their breast-feeding goals than those who go back to work part-time, a new study finds. "Support for a mother's delayed return to paid employment, or r

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    3. Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say. They found that younger babies are more likely to die when they're sharing beds, while older babies face a

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    4. Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds. In two national surveys of childr

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    5. Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Which approach to parenting is best: tiger mom or free range? A new study suggests that kids may need a little more latitude with their free time instead of having their days packed with lessons, sports and structure

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    6. Kids With Same-Sex Parents Score High in Health

      July 7, 2014 -- Children of same-sex parents are healthier and happier than children in the general population, a new study says. Researchers surveyed 500 children of same-sex parents in Australia. About 80 percent of the youngsters had female parents and about 18 percent had male parents, the Washi

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    7. Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When Olivia Goree noticed something just "wasn't right" about her 6-week-old son's eyes, she trusted her instincts and took him to the doctor. What she never expected was the diagnosis: glaucoma. "I was really surprised," r

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    8. Your Daughter’s First Period: Help Her Be Ready

      Many women probably remember when and where they got their first period. A lot of us probably also wish we’d been a little more prepared. If your daughter is approaching her first period, how can you help her be ready without embarrassing her -- and yourself? Make an action plan so you’re both ready

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    9. Parents: Read to Kids Every Day, Doctors Say

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties. That clarion call comes in a new policy statement issued Tue

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    10. Denzel Washington's Greatest Role: Mentor

      Walking to Nathan Hale elementary school in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Denzel Washington passed the construction site for the Boys Club building each morning, anxious to get inside. "I was 5, 6, maybe 7 years old, and I couldn't wait," he recalls. "My mother took me there when it finally opened, and the re

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