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Preventing unnecessary cesareans

Preventing unnecessary cesareans

“Reducing unnecessary cesareans will help improve maternal and child health outcomes and reduce costs for women and families,” said Debra L. Ness, president, National Partnership for Women & Families.

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Home alone – is your child ready?

Home alone – is your child ready?

One of the tough decisions that parents have to make is gauging when their child is able to be left home alone. Because there are no hard and fast rules, and because children mature at different rates, this decision must be made on an individual basis.

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Study reveals one-in-four moms wonder if a special needs evaluation is needed for their child

Study reveals one-in-four moms wonder if a special needs evaluation is needed for their child

Parents magazine has revealed exclusive results from a study of moms of children with special needs and those whose children are typically developing, comparing their opinions on the health and happiness of children in their communities.

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Ten social media tips for teens

Ten social media tips for teens

Social media is one of the most powerful forms of communication teens and adults use today. Here are some tips to help you use social media safely and effectively.

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How learning difficulties differ in boys and girls with ADHD

How learning difficulties differ in boys and girls with ADHD

We all know boys and girls are different in many, many ways. One very big difference between boys and girls is the way they learn. But what happens when they have ADHD, and how does that affect their ability to learn?

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“Terrible Twos” misnomer, according to research

“Terrible Twos” misnomer, according to research

The Wonder Weeks helps parents weather emotional storms . Research shows that the so-called “terrible twos” don’t need to exist when it comes to child development.

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New report: U.S. teens say they are sleep-deprived and stressed

New report: U.S. teens say they are sleep-deprived and stressed

American teens say they are not getting enough sleep and they are feeling the weight of stress according to a teen-led research study of nearly 1,000 youth ages 13 to 19. The news comes as part of the Teens Take on Health report released by National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare.

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Summer safety advice for parents to keep in mind

Summer safety advice for parents to keep in mind

During the summer months when kids are spending more time outdoors, accidents and injuries increase and children are at a higher risk of over-exposure to sun, as well as drowning. To keep kids active, healthy and out of the emergency room, here are a few essential summer safety tips.

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Still having accidents at the age of six?

Still having accidents at the age of six?

If your son or daughter was doing well with potty training and now has starting soiling or not making it to the bathroom on time when having a bowel movement, they may have a condition called encopresis.

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Parents are encourages to protect children from household hazards

Parents are encourages to protect children from household hazards

As a parent, keeping your children safe is your most important job. And, as many moms and dads know, that job doesn’t end when you walk through the front door of your home. The Electronic Security Association provides tips for keeping children safe at home

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