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  • A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
    You've lived through 2 AM feedings, toddler temper tantrums, and the back-to-school blues. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much anxiety?
  • A Primer on Preemies
    Premature infants, known as preemies, come into the world earlier than full-term infants and have many special needs that make their care different from that of other babies.
  • Acne Myths
    Nearly all kids and teens experience acne, so it's no surprise that myths about what causes - and remedies - it abound. Find out what's fact about acne and what's fiction.
  • Breath-Holding Spells
    Kids who have these spells hold their breath until they pass out. Although upsetting to watch, the spells are not harmful and do not pose any serious, long-term health risks.
  • Disciplining Your Toddler
    Reeling in your active little one can be tough. But setting limits now helps prevent bigger problems down the road.
  • Errands Survival Kit
    To many kids, errands are boring, tiring, and just a big drag. But there are ways to make the errand-running easier on all of you.
  • Helping Your Teen Decide What to Do After High School
    Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important tasks you will have as a parent.
  • Is Your Child Too Busy?
    Some kids have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Is your child too busy?
  • Making the Holidays Less Materialistic
    It can be hard to look beyond all of the product-driven hoopla surrounding the holidays. Here are five ways to curb materialism and reinforce the real reason for the season.
  • Menstrual Problems
    For a girl, getting her first period is a sign of becoming a woman. But it can also be confusing, particularly if she encounters certain menstrual problems like irregular periods or PMS.
  • Signing Kids Up for Sports
    Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. But first consider your child's personality and developmental level so that being involved in sports is a positive experience.
  • Talking to Your Child About Menstruation
    Kids reaching puberty should already know what's going to happen to their bodies. Here are some tips for talking to your daughter about menstruation.
  • Talking to Your Child About Puberty
    Talking to kids about puberty is an important job for parents, especially because kids often hear about sex and relationships from unreliable sources. Here are some tips.
  • Teething Tots
    Teething can be a tough time for babies and parents. Here are the facts on teething, including tips for baby teeth hygiene and relieving pain.
  • Understanding Puberty
    Puberty was awkward enough when you were the one going through it. So how can you help your kids through all the changes?
  • Your Child's Changing Voice
    Yesterday, your son sounded like he's always sounded - like a boy. But today, you heard that first crack in his voice. It's the larynx (or voice box) that's causing all that noise.
  • Your Child's Growth
    From the moment parents greet their newborn, they watch the baby's progress eagerly. But how can they tell if their child is growing properly?
  • Your Colicky Baby
    Colic is common in babies - but that doesn't make it easier for parents to handle. Learn what colic is, what causes it, and what you can do about it.
 

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