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  1. 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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  2. Weaning Baby From Bottle to Cup

    Weaning babies from breast- or bottle feeding to a cup usually comes at a busy time in their lives. At the age most babies are ready to wean, they may also be developing their hand-eye coordination, teething, and learning to crawl. And like those milestones, weaning baby can leave you with dozens of

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Making the Change From Breast to Bottle-Feeding

    All nursing moms wean their babies sooner or later, whether it's when they add solid food to babies' diets, replace some breast milk with formula (for infants), or switch completely from breast to bottle or sippy cup. Everyone reacts differently to weaning. If you or your baby find it hard to adjust

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  9. Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with demanding parents who are rigid about rules, stingy with affection and won't discuss limits are far more likely to be obese than children whose parents practice a more balanced parenting style, new research

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  10. TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents feed their babies in ways suspected of boosting the risk of obesity later in life, a new study finds. Researchers found that of nearly 900 parents of 2-month-olds, many reported at least one habit studies have l

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