Parenting

    Kim Fields: Miscarriage To Miracle

    Kim Fields, The Facts of Life and Living Single star, recently announced some very surprising news…she’s pregnant after suffering from a surprising health tragedy that…

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    Televisions & Your Child: The Shocking New Danger

    99% of U.S. households own at least one television, and 55% have three or more. Could these common fixtures of American homes be putting your children’s…

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    Safety Lessons Every Parent Should Teach Their Child

    Parents would love to keep their children safe at all times, and to ensure that they’re always protected. READ: George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty Sadly,…

    5 Beach Safety Tips For Kids

    Every summer, people pack their bathing suits, sunscreen, flip flops and a good book for a trip to the beach. Swimming in the ocean takes…

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    Surprising Summer Foods Your Child Shouldn’t Have

    When little ones are running around outside, playing in the pool and swinging at the park, they’re active under hot conditions. What are the worst…

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    Is This Flu Season More Dangerous?

    The flu has been spreading fiercely across the United States, with more than half of states reporting widespread activity. The season has started earlier, and…

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    Top 5 Tips For Finding A Good Babysitter

    Attention parents! Having trouble finding a great babysitter to watch your child? Finding a babysitter is important and can be easier than you think. Check…

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    How To Talk To Children About Gun Violence

    Today we are seeing far too many tragedies unfold, many of them involving children. Parents and teachers are faced with the challenge of discussing tragic…

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    5 Steps To A Healthier Family

    Media portrayals of families tend to show them either highly dysfunctional or unrealistically perfect. Of course, neither is generally accurate in terms of showing normal,…

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    5 Things You Don’t Know About Calories

    Calories have a bad reputation when it comes to weight loss. But, calories are actually an important source of fuel that your body can’t live…

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    Don’t Feed Your Kid That!

    With the kids home from school for at least a few more weeks, we know you were probably lax with their general healthy eating rules.…

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    Oh Yes She Did! Single Moms Raising Boys To Be Men

    A couple of months ago, I wrote an article entitled, If I Had A Daughter, Would I Teach Her To Think Like A Man? in…

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    Permissive Parenting: Harmful Or Harmless?

    Recent news of Willow Smith getting her tongue pierced has the pop culture buzzing about the appropriateness of particular actions in children, as well as how…

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    Mental Health Care Disparities Persist For Black Children

    Disparities in the use of mental health services, including outpatient care and psychotropic drug prescriptions, persist for black and Latino children, reports a new study…

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    Study: Moderate Drinking During Pregnancy May Be Okay

    One of the cardinal rules for expectant moms: don’t drink during pregnancy. But a new study out of Denmark is throwing that maxim into doubt.…

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    ADHD Drugs Being Prescribed More, Antibiotics Less

    The number of children who received prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased over an eight-year period while the number…