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    1. Do You Spend Too Much Time With Your Kids?

      Parents relish time with their kids. But you can overdo it. And that can be unhealthy for you and your children. So how do you find the right balance? There isn't a set number of hours that qualifies as too much time together. Take a look at your routine. Are you spending close to every waking hour

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    2. Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ask any busy parent of preschool children: Early evening can be a stressful time. Now a small new study that audiotaped families soon after they returned home from work and day care suggests that spanking is surpr

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    3. Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live with a stepparent or a single parent are just as happy as kids in homes with two biological parents, a new British study finds. "It's the quality of the relationships in the home that matters -- not the

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    4. Your Child and Alcohol

      At some point, most likely well before he turns 21, your child will have to make a choice about whether to drink alcohol. Your role as a parent is to prepare him. But first, prepare yourself by learning the facts. 10% of eighth graders say they drank alcohol in the past month. 39% of high school sen

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    5. After Concussion: When Can Your Child Play?

      With their young minds still developing, kids with concussions need to take time-outs -- both mentally and physically -- to fully heal, new research shows. "After a concussion, kids need 3 to 5 days of mental shutdown to let their brain rest and recover," says Michael O'Brien, MD. He's the associate

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    6. Co-Sleeping With Your Baby Is Risky

      For some new parents, there's nothing like the feeling of having their baby snuggled next to them in bed to heighten the feeling of closeness. Sharing a bed can also make breastfeeding more convenient. Whatever the reasons, bed sharing (also called co-sleeping) is on the rise. A study reported in JA

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    7. Q&A With Lisa Ling

      Lisa Ling, the globetrotting reporter famed for her curiosity about the plights and pursuits of everyday people, entered the fifth and final season of her investigative series "Our America" on Oprah's OWN network at the end of May. Look for the new mom (to daughter Jett, 1, with husband Dr. Paul Son

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    8. Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they've just learned, according to new research. Investigators examined young children's ability to recognize instances that are similar, but

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    9. Tips to Help Your Child Eat Better, Live Healthier

      You can tell children they should eat well and make healthy choices. Or you can show them that it's fun and feels good -- and they'll be more likely to do it. Here’s how: Let children play with their food. Babies aren't the only ones who like to play with food. School-age children do, too. So make h

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    10. Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get too little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for obesity, a new study indicates. The study included children in over 1,300 British families who had their sleep measured when they were 16 m

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