One-Minute Parent

E-Hookahs Lure Kids

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Parents don’t want their kids to smoke, but E-Hookahs and the like are pretty enough to make kids want to try. Whatever you want to call’em and however “cute” they are, E-hookahs, hookah pens or vape pipes are just another way to try and “prettify” teen smoking — and teens are falling for it in… Read more »

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Catch’em Being Good

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“Toddlers and little kids aren’t always little angels in public,” says Ann Douglas, a mother of four and author of The Mother of All Baby Books: The Ultimate Guide to Your Baby’s First Year (John Wiley & Sons; $15.99). But you can help them to want to be good if you can catch’em being good and reward… Read more »

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Monitoring Video Games

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Kids just can’t stop playing Minecraft?! Come on Mom and Dad. Monitoring video games is the battle you MUST win on the parenting frontier these days. Plenty of kids are awash in media — let’s face it, most of us are. But adults didn’t grow up facing the same numbers as today’s kids: The typical… Read more »

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Car Seat Installation UPDATE!

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Car Seat Installation Update!  New guidelines regarding LATCH systems are now in effect for children weighing 65 pounds or more. Just when you thought you’d earned your car seat installation badge, a new regulation has come into effect. This time the new guideline affects LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) anchors. The National Highway… Read more »

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Baby Losing Binky?

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It’s enough to make you batty! Night after night you head to your crying baby’s room because the pacifier’s lost. So when Baby wakes he can’t soothe himself to fall back asleep on his own. What do you do? Most babies who use pacifiers can plop the thing back in their mouths by 8 months… Read more »

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Forget-Me-Not Kids!

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Kids who lose things, kids who forget things … ugh! Here’s a how-to for helping kids develop personal responsibility and become forget-me-not kids. A close friend and mother of four children recently expressed concern for her oldest son’s lack of responsibility. She chatted about how frequently her 10-year-old daughter loses her gloves or never remembers… Read more »

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3 Tips: From Crib to Bed

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Hey! It’s time for a big-boy bed! Follow these easy tips to make the transition smooth for your family. Once your baby makes the move to climb out of his crib, it’s time to think about moving him to his own big kid bed. Moving a toddler from crib to bed can sometimes be tricky… Read more »

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8 Secrets to Raising Happy Kids

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Happiness is a state of mind. There are simple steps you can take to get there. Want your children to be happy? Christine Carter, sociologist and author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents can tell you a thing or two about it. Here are 8 secrets to raising happy kids:… Read more »

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5 Easy Breastfeeding Tips

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Getting started with breastfeeding doesn’t have to be all that complicated. Get the help you need, and take a look at our Top 5 Easy Tips for Breastfeeding – you’ll be a pro in no time. When you’ve never breastfed before you wonder, how do moms make it look so easy?  Then you hear about… Read more »

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