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The Whole-Brain Child: How to Raise One

Jun 19, 2013
Nothing's better than when your kids are in a good mood. When they're easy-going and happy, everything seems to run smoothly. They are flexible and cooperative when plans change, and even laugh at themselves when they make a mistake. In moments like these, parenting can be fun and pretty easy. But...
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Failure Makes You a Winner

Jun 19, 2013
“The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether he can overcome obstacles.”—Garth Stein What quality does the Buddha share with Luke Skywalker and Joan of Arc? What links Harriet Tubman with Harry Potter? It has nothing to do with enlightenment or magic. It has to do with...
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Ready, Set, Launch!

Jun 12, 2013
I have a child who is going off to college next year. The first of my three to reach this point in life. I am mindful of my role as a support system during this time, but also that I have a responsibility to be doling out opportunities for her to self manage and possibly make a few mistakes. It...
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Toddler Dies After Swallowing Button Battery

Jun 11, 2013
This story just breaks our hearts. Last week, two-year-old Elaina Redding bled to death three weeks after swallowing a button-sized battery. Her parents told CBS they believe she got the battery from a handheld Yahtzee game. Elaina swallowed the battery on May 2 and started clutching her chest,...
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The Trouble with "Whyyyyyyyyy?"

Jun 11, 2013
You tell your child it’s time for bed. Instead of the pitter patter of feet running up the stairs, you get “ Whyyyyyyy ?” All parents have heard it. The funny thing is, you know your child isn’t really looking for an answer. “Well, dear, your body needs sleep in order for the all the cells to grow...
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10 Secrets to Better Sleep

May 30, 2013
Do you toss and turn all night long, only to dream of getting a good night's rest? Chronic sleep deprivation, which affects almost two out of every three Americans, may increase your risk of disease and compromise your immune system. Try the following natural remedies to help you rest more like Rip...
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Lice Tips for Summer

May 30, 2013
Summer is approaching and soon you will be sending your kids off to overnight camp. To prevent pesky lice from putting an end to summer fun, take some preventative steps to prevent lice. Check your child for head lice BEFORE going to camp. Teach your kids the following tips to prevent head lice at...
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Why I am Raising a Trilingual Child

May 30, 2013
Sofia, my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, can carry out long, detailed conversations in Italian, Spanish and English. She’ll say to me: “Mi manca tanto la mia nonna perche’ vive in Italia e io la voglio andare a trovare” (“I miss my grandma a lot because she lives in Italy and I want to go...
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Advice on Baby Car Seats

Mar 29, 2013
By: Kids in the House
Prior to your baby’s arrival, certain items are considered must-haves. A properly fitting, safe and reliable car seat tops the list and for good reason. Car crashes are the leading cause of infant deaths. Finding and learning to properly use a car seat is imperative to your infant’s safety. Sources...
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