Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy During Sports Practices and Games

Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy During Sports Practices and Games

In recent years, more children are participating in competitive team sports. However, this increased participation has led to an increase in sports injuries. But don’t let this fact deter you from allowing your child to participate in school or you...

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How to Help Your Teen Daughter Thrive in Her Sport

How to Help Your Teen Daughter Thrive in Her Sport

We all know that getting exercise is important for teens and children alike, but playing sports offers additional long-term benefits for girls that your standard fitness class might not. From building self-confidence to encouraging teamwork, there’...

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How to Connect With Your Child With and Without Technology

How to Connect With Your Child With and Without Technology

In the age of the iPhone it can be difficult to connect with your children on a personal level. How can you spend time together outside of the menial everyday tasks while still encouraging creativity? What’s the best way to encourage her budding in...

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How to Make Your Summer To-Do List Less Daunting

How to Make Your Summer To-Do List Less Daunting

With the kids out of the house and at camp for the summer, we all have our long to-do lists to accomplish without the little ones underfoot. But those long to-do lists to get organized and de-clutter the home can be intimidating. A professional org...

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How to Keep Kids Safe During the Summer Months

How to Keep Kids Safe During the Summer Months

Summer…the time of year most children look forward to, but with the extended time spent outdoors (and the summertime holidays), there are a lot of potential health risks associated with summer, from preventing bug bites and sunburns to staying safe...

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Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Children

Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Children

Can you remember the last time you connected with the joy, compassion, and abundance our planet gives us? Or the last time you invited your children to show appreciation as well? If the answer is no, you are not alone. Most of us are so consumed by...

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Why Kids Need Credit Cards

Why Kids Need Credit Cards

While some people are great at managing credit cards and pay off the balance every month, others are struggling. Parents can help their kids develop a healthy knowledge of credit cards and how to use them properly by introducing them to certain con...

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How to Create an Impressive College Essay

How to Create an Impressive College Essay

Imagine that you are an Admissions Counselor assigned the task of reviewing a large stack of applicant files. You are tired, as you have been reviewing these profiles for days. And you have a deadline, which is quickly approaching. Each applica...

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How to Transition Your Breastfed Baby to a Bottle

How to Transition Your Breastfed Baby to a Bottle

Some moms feel guilt when introducing a bottle because it’s a huge change for baby, while some moms worry about nipple confusion (also known as nipple preference). And some moms are overwhelmed by the amount of information and advice on what bottle...

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How Can I Help My Young Teenager Who Doesn’t Socialize With Other Peers?

How Can I Help My Young Teenager Who Doesn’t Socialize With Other Peers?

Over the course of my career as an educator and school counselor, I have been approached by many parents about their middle-school aged child not socializing with his or her peers. They begin to worry that something is wrong and seek assistance on ...

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Is My Child Suffering From Allergies or a Cold?

Is My Child Suffering From Allergies or a Cold?

If your child has a cough, runny nose, sneezing, and other symptoms, you might think it's a cold. But allergies can have the same symptoms. So what medications should you give your child? An expert weighs in.

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How You Can Help Your Child Become a Better Speller

How You Can Help Your Child Become a Better Speller

Experts offer tips for helping children develop their spelling ability at home. Parents can make this fun and meaningful if there is a reason for spelling/writing.

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How to Get Your Teen to Read More Books

How to Get Your Teen to Read More Books

Tips from an expert on how to get your teen or pre-teen to read more.

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5 Things First-Time Investors Should Know About Investing

5 Things First-Time Investors Should Know About Investing

Whether you’ve just started in your first full-time job at which you receive a 401K option or you’re looking to invest for the first time since paying off your student loans, there are a lot of questions you’ll inevitably have about investing for t...

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College Admissions: What Should Students Do If They Have Been Deferred?

College Admissions: What Should Students Do If They Have Been Deferred?

Some colleges and universities just can’t admit all of the students they would like to via early decision or early action, so they defer a few and evaluate them again during regular decision. Here are some tips on what to do if your child has been...

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5 Pathways to Saying ‘No’—Without Guilt

5 Pathways to Saying ‘No’—Without Guilt

Saying "no" is a very important part of living the life of your dreams. We all want to be involved in the things that we want, but many of us are involved in things we don’t want. These five pathways will help us say "no" without guilt.

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4 Benefits Children Can Gain From Camp and How to Prepare Them

4 Benefits Children Can Gain From Camp and How to Prepare Them

Children can benefit greatly from attending to camp. These are the top four intangible benefits that kids can get from going to camp and how parents can encourage their children to look for these "intangible opportunities" and best prepare them to ...

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How Thumb Sucking Impacts Children's Teeth Development

How Thumb Sucking Impacts Children's Teeth Development

Thumb sucking and pacifiers. Those go hand in hand with raising children—and it seems like young kids everywhere use one or another to sooth themselves as they fall asleep. While a 2016 study shows thumb sucking may prevent allergies in kids, conti...

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7 Types of Coughs Parents Should Watch for in Children

7 Types of Coughs Parents Should Watch for in Children

Coughs are generic symptoms of many different acute and chronic illnesses—most commonly the cold everyone seems to get one time or another during the winter months. But did you know there are seven different coughs you should be aware of (and be ab...

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Should I Be Concerned if My Child Snores or Is a Mouth Breather?

Should I Be Concerned if My Child Snores or Is a Mouth Breather?

While you might think it’s cute that your young child snores like Mommy or Daddy, that sleep habit could cause potential health problems down the line. Snoring and mouth breathing are breathing issues that are associated with high blood pressure, h...

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What to Know About Report Cards and Tutoring

What to Know About Report Cards and Tutoring

If your child brings home a disappointing report card, it may be time for a tutor.

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10 Ways Exercising While Pregnant Benefits Expecting Mothers and Growing Babies

10 Ways Exercising While Pregnant Benefits Expecting Mothers and Growing Babies

Once women find out they're pregnant, they do everything in their power to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy—and some may even stop exercising, thinking is safer for mother and child. But as it turns out, exercising during pregnancy is safe, and ...

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When Is It Time to Look into Special Education Services for My Child?

When Is It Time to Look into Special Education Services for My Child?

Tips from an expert on when to consider Special Education for your child.

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What to Do If You're Concerned About Your Child's Eating

What to Do If You're Concerned About Your Child's Eating

Nikki Pagano, LMSW, shares what parents can do to help if they're concerned about their child's eating behaviors.

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

Tips to be safe while trick-or-treating on Halloween

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How Can I Introduce Technology Into My Child's Life In a Safe and Appropriate Manner?

How Can I Introduce Technology Into My Child's Life In a Safe and Appropriate Manner?

Tips from an expert on how to introduce technology to your child.

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Are Single-Sex Classrooms Better for My Child’s Learning?

Are Single-Sex Classrooms Better for My Child’s Learning?

The benefits of single-gender classrooms in schools

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How Can I Support My Child's Connection to Nature?

How Can I Support My Child's Connection to Nature?

Six ways you can help your child connect to nature, even in the city.

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Preparing for Pregnancy with Preconception Counseling

Preparing for Pregnancy with Preconception Counseling

The importance of preconception counseling for women who are planning on getting pregnant.

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Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Six tips to keep your children's teeth healthy as they head back to school.

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4 Foods Breast-Feeding Moms Should Include in Their Diets

4 Foods Breast-Feeding Moms Should Include in Their Diets

Key nutrients moms should eat when breast-feeding

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What You Need to Know About Head Lice

What You Need to Know About Head Lice

Fairy LiceMothers answers common FAQ about head lice.

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How Parents Can Effectively Support Their Transgender Child

How Parents Can Effectively Support Their Transgender Child

What parents need to know to raise a transgender child with a healthy self-image, self-esteem, and general well-being.

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How Young Is Too Young for Camp?

How Young Is Too Young for Camp?

Find out the youngest age you should consider sending your child to summer camp and read expert advice on how to decide if your child is ready to attend day camp.

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Female Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Overview & FAQs

Female Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Overview & FAQs

The different types of urinary incontinence and how they can be treated

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The 'Germs' Kids Need to Be Healthy

The 'Germs' Kids Need to Be Healthy

Some germs are essential for health.

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How to Make the Most of Summer College Visits

How to Make the Most of Summer College Visits

If you are planning to visit campuses this summer, here are some tips and things to keep in mind.

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Introducing Dog to Baby

Introducing Dog to Baby

Tips to successfully and safely introduce a newborn baby in a home with pets

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How Can You Promote Literacy at Home?

How Can You Promote Literacy at Home?

Tips from an expert on how parents can promote literacy at home.

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Making Your Home Smoke-Free

Making Your Home Smoke-Free

How second- and third-hand smoke effects kids and adults, and how you can make your home smoke-free

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Yummy Breakfast Ideas for Picky Eaters

Yummy Breakfast Ideas for Picky Eaters

Ideas to get kids to eat breakfast without all the sugar

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Is My Teenager Moody or Is It Depression?

Is My Teenager Moody or Is It Depression?

How can parents tell when teenagers' behaviors are typical adolescent attitudes or something more serious?

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Help Children Become Good Decision Makers

Help Children Become Good Decision Makers

Tips to raise kids to become good and thoughtful decision makers.

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Fevers in Children & Common Misconceptions

Fevers in Children & Common Misconceptions

FAQ about fevers in children and understanding why they occur.

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Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Baby

Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Baby

Tips to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.

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Can Earaches Be Treated Without Antibiotics?

Can Earaches Be Treated Without Antibiotics?

A licensed acupuncturist shares how you can treat earaches naturally.

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When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

When should your baby should first see the dentist?

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Can I Get the Flu from the Vaccine & Other FAQ

Can I Get the Flu from the Vaccine & Other FAQ

Four frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine

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Can Teeth Be Put Back After Oral Trauma?

Can Teeth Be Put Back After Oral Trauma?

If your child falls and a baby tooth falls out from the trauma, can it be put back in the mouth?

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Is It Normal to Have Adult Teeth Growing Behind My Child's Baby Teeth?

Is It Normal to Have Adult Teeth Growing Behind My Child's Baby Teeth?

What to do if your child has adult teeth growing behind her baby teeth.

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