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Common Challenges Adoptive Children Face

Dec 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Adopted kids are more likely than their peers to experience difficulties at home or at school. By knowing some of the most common challenges they face, you’ll be in a much better position to help guide them through those difficulties. Emotional Issues Adoption and family therapist Jeanette Yoffe...
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When My Teen Wants To Go To A Party With Alcohol

Nov 28, 2016
By: Kids in the House
The difficulty of parenting through the teenage years is a cliché for good reason. Teenagers are challenged with more temptation than they’ve experienced thus far. Parents are trying to determine which boundaries to set and when it’s best to allow a bit of freedom. Your child is on the cusp of...
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Helping Your Toddler Overcome Separation Anxiety

Nov 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Anxiety has become more of a concern lately with young children. When children transition to a new environment with new rules it is quite naturally difficult for toddlers, and often results in separation anxiety . While some anxiety is completely natural and expected, if excessive anxiety is...
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Advice For Parents Considering In Vitro Fertilization

Nov 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Couples have a lot of questions when they’re considering In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The process is still new, and many couples don’t know much about the treatment and it’s hard to decide it’s the right option for them. They may be nervous about what people will think or about what their child...
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Great Pregnancy Exercises to Keep You Healthy

Nov 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
You may not have the energy to jump off the couch or willpower to tie your shoes, but staying active during your pregnancy will benefit you while carrying your precious cargo and post delivering your baby. Breaking a sweat throughout your pregnancy has many positive results. Psychiatrist Dr. John...
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Deciding Between an Epidural and Natural Childbirth

Nov 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
According to the CDC , approximatley 60% of women in the United States recieve epidurals while in labor. Epidurals offer an anesthetic injection into a woman's spine to block pain. Hospital or birthing centers can offer other, natural types of pain relief. Breathing exercises, heating packs, or...
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Teens, Parents & Sex Moving from "The Talk" to True Dialogue

Nov 15, 2016
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New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a 25 percent drop in the U.S. teen birth rate from 2007 to 2011—good news because most Americans hope that young people will wait until maturity to begin a family. Providing teens with medically-accurate information and access...
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Top Tips to Connect with Your Kid

Nov 11, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Before having kids, life seems busy. After kids, life is NUTS! It's so easy to get caught up in everything that is going on around us - work related problems, bills that need to be paid, clothes to be laundered - but getting sucked in to our To-Do lists can make us overlook the most important task...
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How to Help Your Kid Beat the Back-to-School Jitters

Aug 31, 2016
By: Alexandra Penn
These last lazy hazy days of summer are fading faster than blowing a good bye have-a-nice-day kiss, as kids and parents begin prepping for the return to school and structure. Regardless of your child’s age, a range of emotions will be racing through those meridian lines. Remember your first day at...
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Signs of Labor

Aug 04, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Women generally go into labor around the 39 or 40 week mark of their pregnancy. Expecting mothers can have very unique birthing plans, but regardles, labor will progress in the same overall process. Active labor can last for only a couple of hours or for much longer. As the cervix dilates, some...
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