• How to Parent Like a Man

    Elizabeth Mayhew, editor-in-chief of Woman’s Day magazine, explains how men and women can learn from each others’ different parenting styles. The Today Show, 11/28/201

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  • Spacing Siblings At Least Two Years Apart Makes Kids Smarter

    Everyone has their own opinions on how many years apart in age children should be to create the optimal situation for the kids as they grow-up together and as they develop separately.  Up until now, those opinions have just been conjecture, but Kasey Buckles, assistant Professor at Notre Dame, has used scientific reasoning to determine

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  • Sole Survivors: Adult Orphans Preserve, Adapt Traditions

    Melinda Beck looks at "adult orphans" who have lost both their parents and their siblings, making them the last leaf on their family tree. At holidays, there's a certain sadness that nobody else knows the particular traditions. The Wall Street Journal, 11/22/2011

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  • Bullying Moves From Online to Text-Messaging: Study

    Bullying continues to plague our children, and as they become more technologically-inclined, so does virtual-bullying.  A new study into virtual-bullying both online and by text-message shows that kids aged 10-15 years are being increasingly harassed through these technological mediums.  Additionally, "unwanted sexual solicitation" from text-messages has increased by 1.9 times, from 2006 to 2008. HealthDay, 11/21/2011

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  • Johnson & Johnson to nix baby product contaminant within 2 years

    Earlier this month a consumer group urged Johnson & Johnson to remove a preservative called quaternium-15, which is considered to be a possible trigger for certain cancers and skin allergies, from its baby shampoo.  In response, J & J says it plans to eliminate the formaldehyde-releasing preservatives from hundreds of its baby products within two

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  • A Nursing Home Shrinks Until It Feels Like a Home

    Toni Davis is the director of the Green Hill Retirement Community in West Orange, NJ, and what she has done there is truly inspiring. She has made changes that have greatly improved the lives of the residents and their sense of well-being (and that of their loved ones who comes to visit) while keeping her

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  • How to Tackle the Tricky Tasks of Raising Teens

    Wendy Mogel, author of “The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise a Resilient Teenager,” gives some perspective on the challenges of being a parent of teens. At the beginning of this video, several teens voice their frustrations about the way they're treated by their parents. Mogel then responds with some advice

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  • Despite soda bans, kids still go for sugary drinks

    Over the past few years, a number of schools have made a push to ban soda machines from campus in an effort to combat childhood obesity and keep kids from consuming too much sugar.  But a new survey has found that schools can ban soda until they're blue in the face, but it won't keep

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  • Life Lessons Kids Can Learn From Sports

    Use the lessons sports teach to guide your kids in the biggest challenge of all. Rick Wolff, co-founder and chairman of the Center for Sports Parenting, says, “Letting kids participate in sports gives them the opportunity to learn many valuable lessons. However, it’s up to parents to help their children apply what they learn from

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  • 10 Tips For Raising Active Readers

    Check out 10 tips that can help make your young readers’ experience more meaningful.  According to this article, “Learning to be an effective reader can make the difference for your child between reading books and understanding them, between passively floating across the words and actively taking the words in and thinking about them.” Better Parenting,

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  • Childproofing: Crawling Your Way to Safety

    According to this article, the best way to childproof a home is to get down on the floor and crawl around so you can see your home through a toddler's eyes.  Another important thing to note is that childproofing has changed in recent years, both in the products available and in the household dangers parents

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  • Study: Soft Drinks Linked to Violent Tendencies in Teens

    According to new research, teens who reported drinking lots of soda were also more likely to have used alcohol or smoked cigarettes, which could explain why those teens who drink large quantities of soda seem to be prone to violence. Another study found antisocial tendencies among U.S. college students who consumed a lot of soda.

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  • Bond With Teacher Can Help Curb Aggression in kids

    Researchers have found that having a good relationship with their teacher may help reduce aggressive behavior among first-graders and also protect them from other students’ aggression. “Children’s relationships with teachers and with peers in school play a critical role in shaping their social-behavioral development.” Yahoo! News, 10/26/2011

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  • Resisting the 3 Main Temptations that Destroy Marriages

    The 3 A’s, the three main marriage deal-breakers, include alcoholism, affairs and anger. Learn about these three marriage deal-breakers and some remedies for them. Psychology Today, 10/23/2011

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  • Ambitious Parents, Mellow Children

    When parents and children are temperamental opposites, the results can be explosive. Type A parents, driven by nature, often have to ease up on Type B kids, who are more dreamy and mellow. When the pattern is reversed, relaxed Type B parents often feel outpaced by revved-up Type A offspring. These matchups can cause conflict

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