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Why Do Kids Whine?

“But Mo-o-om, I don’t want to!” We’ve all had days when that’s the general reaction when you ask your child to do something. And those days are certainly difficult for everyone involved. Parents are left frustrated, and kids aren’t really enjoying the all-day whining, either. So, what’s a parent to do? Understanding why your child …

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Great Games for Kids

Children get bored easily, and keeping them entertained can be hard work. Great games for kids can spike up a birthday party with friends. In a family setting, they can also create special moments and fantastic memories for years to come. Regardless of your child’s age, you should find the perfect games that your little …

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Are Twins Genetic?

In the U.S., approximately 32.6 twins are born for every 1,000 births. Do you have twins in your family and are wondering whether you may have inherited this trait as well? Well, the answer isn’t definite. Twins can occur from various biological processes, which may or may not be hereditary. We’ve outlined the different scenarios …

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The Importance of Praise and Encouragement for Toddlers

As parents, we tend to be overproud of our children, mainly because they’re our children. Subconsciously we’re proud of ourselves, of what we have created. After all, we’re witnessing the fruits of our labor. It’s in our nature that we instinctively believe that our child is the cutest, smartest, most charming kid in the world. …

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Benefits of Free Play

Structure is always an important part of our child’s life as it engrains patterns and routines. This could be in the form of playdates, soccer practice, or piano lessons.  Sometimes though, we overlook the most fundamental skill that our children need—free play. They need time to be by themselves and learn how to let their …

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Everything You Need To Know About Helicopter Parenting

Picture this: you’re sitting in your college lecture hall, and it’s filled to max capacity. You just bombed your midterm exam and you’re feeling pretty low. Next thing you know, your mom comes bursting through the doors and goes after your professor in an embarrassingly loud manner. Sounds mortifying, right? Although my example was a …

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What Is Dry Drowning?

Summer days can get pretty steamy, and the rising temperatures mean more time spent poolside or at the beach. Water games are a great way to cool off during a heatwave, but there are some cases where you need to be careful. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children between the ages of one and …

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Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding And Caffeine

You’ve spent the last 40 weeks avoiding caffeine. Now that your baby’s actually here, you’re probably getting less sleep than you need—and still trying to limit your caffeine intake. Trying to juggle your need for caffeine and your breastfed baby’s wellbeing? Here’s what you need to know about breastfeeding and caffeine. Will Caffeine Consumption Impact Your …

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Baby Poop 101

When you have a baby, there’s no way to avoid it. You’re going to be dealing with baby poop. If you aren’t sure what’s in store for you or where to begin, we’re here to help you figure it all out. Here’s the scoop on infant poop. What’s With All The Talk About Poop? You …

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