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  1. Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these children will feel about their relationship with their parents as adults, new research shows. "The disruptive consequences of parental di

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  2. How to Deal With Back-to-School Anxiety

    Remember the last time you started a new job? You were probably a little stressed and anxious about how things would go. What would your boss be like? Would you get along with your coworkers? How would you handle the commute? Your child has similar worries about a new school year -- plus, she's a ki

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  3. Road Trip Tips for Parents

    One thing that's certain about road trips with children: They're an adventure. Just ask Colleen Lanin, editor and founder of the family travel web site Travel Mamas and author of The Travel Mamas' Guide. During one family car trip to Disneyland, her daughter (now age 8) suddenly awoke from a nap and

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  4. Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Going to bed at different times every night appears to reduce children's brainpower, a new British study suggests. The research included 11,000 children in the United Kingdom whose family routines, including bedtimes, were recor

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  5. Solving Your Diaper Dilemma

    What else besides lack of sleep and feeding after feeding does a parent have to look forward to during baby's first year? Diapers. Mounds and mounds of them. Some moms and dads know from the get-go that they'll love the convenience of disposable diapers. And some know there's something just right ab

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  6. Diapering Baby On the Go

    Going out with your newborn is already a little nerve-wracking: Baby’s so tiny and the world is pretty big. Then there’s the added worry of getting stranded without diapers or other baby care essentials. What can you do? Don't worry! We talked with pediatricians and parents on WebMD’s parenting mess

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  7. Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Heads

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Putting babies on their backs to sleep has sharply cut the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but it has also left nearly half of infants with a flattened heads, a new Canadian study estimates. Researchers found that 47 pe

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  8. Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 4 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep-deprived teens make poor food choices, a new study finds. "Not only do sleepy teens, on average, eat more food that's bad for them, they also eat less food that is good for them," study leader Lauren Hale, an associate pr

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  9. New Active Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Newer-generation "active" video games give a slight boost to children's physical activity levels at home, according to a new study. Most video games are passive and no better than watching television in terms of getting youngste

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  10. Collapsible Laundry Hampers May Pose Risk to Kids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Collapsible laundry hampers can cause serious eye injuries to children if a sharp wire contained within the device breaks free, according to a new report. The researchers documented the cases of two children, one 23 months old

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