6 Ways to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet This Flu Season

6 Ways to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet This Flu Season

Kids will bring home more than homework once they’re back in school. They also bring home plenty of germs. With that in mind, it's a good idea to check your medicine cabinet and ensure it's fully stocked and ready for any sick days that may arise. ...

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3 Tips for Being Successful in College

3 Tips for Being Successful in College

Your teen is finally ready to head off to college. She's aced her SAT and ACT and been accepted into her dream school. You've saved up for her tuition. You've done everything in your power to prepare her for the stress of this new chapter of life. ...

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How Children Learn Golf Through Play

How Children Learn Golf Through Play

Golf is a neat sport, whether you're into mini golf, or the full-sized version. And we all know that sports are a great benefit for children all children, including those with special needs. If you know that an individual sport is right for your ch...

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5 Ways to Survive Your Child Going off to College

5 Ways to Survive Your Child Going off to College

So it's time to send your child off to college. You've done all the research, from finding scholarships online to investing in a 529 college savings plan. Your little one (or maybe not-so-little one) has been preparing for this day for many grades ...

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Back to School Success Strategies for Parents

Back to School Success Strategies for Parents

It's back-to-school season and we all know what that means, plenty of stress, school supply shopping, and the struggle of trying to find the right after-school activity for your kids. But while you're feeling frazzled, are you thinking about how yo...

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How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills in Your Child

How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills in Your Child

With commercial reading programs that aim to teach infants how to read, it's important to remember that family and parent-child interaction is always a viable option for teaching your little one early literacy skills at home. From reading to your b...

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How to Help Your Child Build Better Homework Skills

How to Help Your Child Build Better Homework Skills

Now that your kids are all settled into their back-to-school routine, it's time to assess what is (or isn't) working when it comes to homework habits, because no matter what their learning style, they're going to have plenty of take-home assignment...

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Kid’s Risk of Getting Lyme Disease

10 Ways to Reduce Your Kid’s Risk of Getting Lyme Disease

Ticks carrying diseases, especially Lyme disease, may be lurking where you plan to spend time outdoors, even in a concrete jungle or suburban area. But don’t let that stop you from going outside, since there are plenty of benefits of rolling around...

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How to Reset Your Kids' Nutrition This Summer

How to Reset Your Kids' Nutrition This Summer

As an integrative dietitian, I hear people’s cries for help, especially when it comes to feeding their kids healthy foods. Parents today are busier than ever, working and hustling kids to and from after-school activities. So, preparing meals with r...

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Best Study Habits for Children to Improve Grades

Best Study Habits for Children to Improve Grades

With the kids back in school it's time once again to start studying. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how the most successful children break bad study habits and make sure they really understand the material. Is it a matter of their ...

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How to Boost Your Children's Fiber Intake

How to Boost Your Children's Fiber Intake

Sure, we know we need more fiber. But here’s a news flash: Our kids probably need more fiber too. In fact, most children are consuming just half the recommended daily amount. (Six chicken nuggets only have about 1 gram of fiber). We’ve come up with...

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10 Ways to Raise Kids with Character

10 Ways to Raise Kids with Character

As a parent, you always want to raise your kids to be the best possible version of themselves they can be. You probably want to raise a kid with manners, a kind heart, and a knack for making good decisions. Regardless of your individual parenting p...

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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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