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What To Expect At The Hospital When In Labor

Aug 04, 2016
By: Kids in the House
For almost nine months, you've have a big belly, swollen ankles and exausthion. You're ready to hold your tiny newborn in your arms and look down at them. But before you can do that, you go through labor and delivery. Mothers and expecting parents might have their own, unique birthing plan, but...
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Pros and Cons of Youth Sports

The Benefits of High School Sports for Teens

Aug 02, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Sports and phsycial activity might not be your teenager's first priority. Your son or daughter might be more interested in their social life or other acitivites. Your teenager might be hesitant about joining a team or sports club, but you as a parent might be unsure as well. If you are on the fence...
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Summertime Adolescent Drinking

Aug 02, 2016
By: Michael J. Bradley, EdD
Mom and Dad sat stunned on my office couch. They were great parents, appropriately involved in their 15-year-old son’s life, trying not to over control while also attempting to keep him safe, toeing that elusive parental “balance point” the experts love. Their son “Myles” also seemed great: good...
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Teen Tobacco Use

Aug 01, 2016
In June of 2016, new studies were published by the CDC that estimated that teen cigarette smoking rates for high school students are the lowest they have been in the past 25 years. While cigarette smoking has decreased, teenagers are partaking in other risky activities, such as using e-cigarettes...
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Ways to Improve Communication Skills with Teenagers

Jul 28, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Ways to Improve Communication with Teens It’s a tale as old as time: Your baby won’t stop chatting and loves to tell you how much they love you. Then, your baby grows into a teenager and suddenly refuses to talk. What is it about puberty that seems to throw a wrench in every parent-teen...
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What to Do About Your Teenagers Eye-roll

Jul 27, 2016
By: Judy Willis, MD, MEd
There's no simple prescription for getting rid of your teenager's defiant and rebellious behavior. With some hard work and determination, and the following tips, you can work with your teenager to help improve their overall disposition. Talking to other parents and getting support from experts can...
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Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

Facts About Teenage Pregnancy and Ways to Prevent It

Jul 26, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Listen up, parents! The United States leads the industrialized world in teen pregnancies, STDs, and abortions . Teens are having sex at younger ages, with more partners, and with less protection. What can you do to keep your child safe? Talk to them about sex early, says psychologist and sex...
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Teen Pregnancy

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Teen Pregnancy

Jul 26, 2016
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Since 2014, studies have shown that teen birth rates have been declining. Birth rates have fallen 11% for women between the ages of 15–17 years and 7% for women between the ages of 18–19 years, according to the CDC . To continue this steady decline of teen pregnancy, parents can maintain a open...
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Bringing a Dog Into the Family

Mar 08, 2016
By: Kids in the House
At some point, your family may contemplate getting a dog. Parents may have had dogs in the past and enjoy the companionship. Children may love the idea of having a cute furry friend to play with. While dogs can provide wonderful new life and love to a family, careful consideration must be given...
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Join us for our live streaming event on Thursday, March 3

Mar 02, 2016
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The image of exhausted parents too tired for romance gets a sexy makeover from 7-8 p.m. PST on Thursday, when four leading relationship experts discuss dating, marriage -- and, sadly, sometimes divorce -- as part of a live streaming event! Sign up for this FREE event » The live streaming event,...
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