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PARENTING

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Setting Sane Screen Limits for Kids
Thirty years ago, American families used to gather around the television set. Now every member of the family often has access to almost every screen available, from laptops and smartphone...
Helping Your Child Make Friends
Your child’s school days are about so much more than just classwork: School is also where kids learn vital lessons on how to interact with people.That’s especially true when it comes to f...
Easing Childhood Anxiety
All kids have scary feelings: The toddler who cries when Mommy leaves the house, the tot who worries when Daddy turns out the nursery lights. But there are anxious feelings…and then there...
How to Prepare for Your New Baby
Congratulations—you’re having a baby! You and your partner (and parents, and family…) are excited, especially if this is your first child. But as your due date draws near, you’re also a l...
Natural Play Spaces for Kids
Parents used to have a hard time calling children in to supper. Now they find it difficult getting kids to go outside. In response to the growing concern that too many kids don’t have eno...
How Magnesium Helps Children
Magnesium is recognized for being calcium’s partner in helping to build strong bones—an important consideration for growing bodies.*But that’s only one of the functions performed by magne...
When Should My Child Reach Developmental Milestones?
When should your baby be walking? Talking? Start playing with toys? While each child is unique, it’s only natural for parents, especially first-timers, to wonder if their child is on sche...
Sleep Training Your Baby
You had heard the stories about newborns and sleep-deprived parents before your child arrived. Now, with a baby sleeping only three hours at a time, you know they’re all true.Fortunately,...
Creative Ways to Get Kids Exercising
Just like you, your children need exercise—and no, ascending levels on their favorite video games doesn’t count. “Physical activity helps kids develop mental clarity, feel less stressed a...
Fun Brain Games for Kids
You’ve heard that doing crossword puzzles may help keep older brains sharp? The same concept works with children: Deceptively simple games can help your kids develop dexterity, verbal ski...
What Is a Holistic Pediatrician?
Ask a parent what could be more important than their children’s health and the answer is swift: “Nothing.” Parents instinctively place the health of their kids above all else. That concer...
Getting Children to Eat Fish
The bounty of the sea offers a bounty of nutrition—protein, zinc and other minerals, omega-3 fatty acids—for your children. But those nutrients aren’t going to be helpful if your kids won...

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