New Study Links Daycare to Decreased Leukemia Risk

New Study Links Daycare to Decreased Leukemia Risk

Though it’s bound to happen in any environment where there are children who don’t always cover their mouths when they sneeze, no one likes it when colds and viruses spread. But what if your child’s sniffles today could help protect him or her from a...

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Safe, Fun Water Activities (Without a Trip to the Beach or Pool)

Safe, Fun Water Activities (Without a Trip to the Beach or Pool)

Spring lasted about 5 seconds this year, and now we’re experiencing near-scorching temperatures. What’s one to do with the littles when you’re cooped up at home and it’s blazing hot outside? A great way to cool off is with some creative water fun ...

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Beyond Googoo and Gaga: How Your Child Learns to Talk

Beyond Googoo and Gaga: How Your Child Learns to Talk

From the moment your child is born, you wonder what is going on inside his or her mind. The first few months you’re just guessing what this cry or that whimper means. Soon you hear “ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba” coming through the baby monitor in the morning. ...

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Get Your Little One Hooked on Books

Get Your Little One Hooked on Books

By now, most parents know that early exposure to reading, especially from birth until age 3, is key to helping children develop language skills and foster a love of reading and writing. According to zerotothree.org, “We now know that children gain signi...

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7 Ways to Cope With Tantrums

7 Ways to Cope With Tantrums

You’re at the grocery store checkout trying to wrangle several writhing children past stacks and stacks of delectable trans-fats and high fructose corn syrup when it hits — the candy-induced tantrum. Your sweet little baby that you so lovingly rocked ...

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Is There a Link Between the Use of Electronics and ADHD? 

Is There a Link Between the Use of Electronics and ADHD? 

Chickens or eggs — which came first? That seems to be the crux of the argument when it comes to ADHD. Well, not the chickens and eggs, but a similar query of whether overuse of electronic media causes ADHD or ADHD causes kids to over use electronic medi...

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How to Get Past Stubbornness

How to Get Past Stubbornness

If you’ve ever tried to stuff a toddler into a car seat as she alternates between her best wet noodle impression and screaming like an air-raid siren, you know the struggle of dealing with children’s stubbornness. Usually starting around toddlerhood, ...

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5 Tips for Teaching Young Children Time Management

5 Tips for Teaching Young Children Time Management

Your boss wants to know why you were running late (again), and all you can come up with is, “My son took 25 minutes to put on his shoes and socks, and when I buckled him in the car seat, he announced he wasn’t wearing underpants.” That’s the oldes...

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Preparing Your School Aged Kids to Transition Back to School

Preparing Your School Aged Kids to Transition Back to School

Every year we know it’s coming, but when the leaves start to change color and the price of notebooks drops to 25 cents, we are always surprised that it hit us that quickly — it’s back to school time already. Whether you’ve been cherishing every se...

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How to Survive the First Weeks of School

How to Survive the First Weeks of School

After the relaxing days of summer vacations, family picnics and trips to the pool, the regimented first weeks of school can be a major adjustment for kids and parents alike. Kids may be used to later bedtimes and waking up later in the mornings, along wit...

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