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How to Spot a Drowning Child

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When a child’s in trouble in the water, she’s more likely to be quiet than hollering for help. Learn about drowning prevention. When it comes to children in bodies of water, splashing and horsing around is almost always a GOOD sign. It’s the silent head-just-above-the-water kids you need to keep an eye on. Here’s hot… Read more »

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Teach a Toddler to Blow

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Little one have a runny nose? Aren’t you tired of wiping it for him? Teach him the game “Blow the Hankie” it makes a fun way to teach nose blowing to tots. Get a tissue. Have your child take a deep breath and clamp her teeth together. Gently hold your index finger up and down… Read more »

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5 Preschool Apps to Love

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Your preschooler is happily occupied when you provide him a good app. These 5 fun preschool apps will fit the bill. Curious About Letters Preschoolers can learn the ABCs with Curious George. Ages: 4+ Price: iTunes, $2 SEE ALSO:  ADHD in Tots Physical Examination Kids can explore the human body – X-rays, too. Ages: 4+ Price: iTunes, Free… Read more »

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Best Discipline? Time Out.

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The best discipline technique is found in Time Out. It works wonders for little kids. Time Out provides an excellent way for getting your kids to behave the way you need them to and it can be used with children as young as 2. By using Time Out you can eliminate ineffective parent reactions like… Read more »

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Cosleeping With Kids

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It’s not just babies sleeping with Mom and Dad, it’s toddlers and older kids, too … but is that OK? And what happens to Mom and Dad if they’re rarely alone together? Cosleeping is a hot-button topic for plenty of parents. Some are dead set against it and others do it with their babies and… Read more »

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Infants LOVE Pleasant Touch

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Simple brushstrokes with a paintbrush on the back of an infant’s arm reveal that infants love pleasant touch. That infants love pleasant touch was revealed in a new study with the research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In a study, which took place at the Institute for Human Cognitive and… Read more »

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Why I Love My Dishwasher

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From flip flops to vacuum attachments, your dishwasher can help you out with your spring cleaning! Got kids? Me too. That’s why I love my dishwasher. It’s on of my best friends for spring cleaning tricks. Get your kids to run around the house collecting the following items in a basket and bring to the… Read more »

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Stop Teasing in its Tracks

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You’ve just learned that your 9-year-old is being teased at school. How do you stop teasing in its tracks even if your child doesn’t want you to? A) Decide he should just tough it out on his own — life’s full of teasing, after all. B) Sit down with your child and hatch out a… Read more »

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How to Make a Better Listener

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Kids tuning you out? Maybe you just aren’t doing some of the following things to help them tune in! Do you need tips for how to make your kid a better listener? Join the club! Plenty of parents feel that their directions, thoughts, instructions and just simple things they say fall on deaf ears. So, how… Read more »

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Weight Gain in Kids = TV?

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If you’re concerned about your child’s weight gain, you might consider removing the TV from her room. In homes-of-plenty, TVs in kid bedrooms are the norm, but that may not be so smart if you’re concerned about your child’s weight, experts say. A study released on Monday, March 17 found that 60 percent of kids ages 10… Read more »

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