• Top 5 Places to Hide From My Kids During School Vacation
    Summer Vacation
    Top 5 Places to Hide From My Kids During School Vacation
    Transcript: Living with my little love barnacles has its ups and downs. On one hand, it’s nice to know that I am always thoroughly and deeply loved. On the other hand… Stop asking me questions! Stop! Nobody. Touch me. Again. Just give me a m...
    Kim Bongiorno
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    Fear of the Dark
    15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears
      Childhood can bring a lot of phobias and anxiety — fear of the dark, or thunder, or monsters, or going to the doctor, or the potty, or school, or the dentist... Eek! So here's a list of great children's books to help kids cure their inner w...
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    Menstruation
    Does Growth Stop with Onset of Menstruation?
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  • Household cleaners that look like candy to kids
    Keeping Kids Healthy
    5 Common Household Cleaners That Look Like Candy to Kids
    Advances in common household cleaners have made our life as adults easier but oh so tempting and colorful for kids! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300 children ages 0-19 are treated every day at a hospital ...
    Laura Richards
  • Prevent asthma in children at bay by reducing allergens such as flower pollen
    Children's General Health
    Treating Asthma in Kids During Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
    April showers might bring May flowers, but it can also bring a lot of allergies. Along with an increase in allergens floating around in the air, you might also see an increase in asthma problems in your children. Throughout Asthma and Allergy Awa...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Preventing Meltdowns Little Girl Crying on Chair
    Babies and Toddlers
    6 Strategies to Help Prevent Meltdowns and Tantrums
    This past week I took my two-year-old to Dunkin Donuts for his favorite treat, a chocolate frosted donut. We had spent the morning at the library with my sister-in-law and her son (who is also 2). Since they played nicely, we decided to reward th...
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    Food Storage
    Tips for Freezing and Thawing Foods
    Tips for Freezing and Thawing Foodsby Jyl Steinback Freeze-Safe Tips Freezer temperatures should never go above 0°F; fluctuating temperatures can affect the quality of frozen foods. Supermarket wrappings are safe for most foods frozen 1 to 2 m...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Are you over-parenting your child
    Parenting Style
    8 Signs You Might Be Over-Parenting Your Child
    Is your child a coddled kid and you don't even know it? Research published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies has found that over-parented children show less autonomy, competence, and ability to relate to others as teens, which can result...
  • Spring Sports Safety Youth Soccer Team
    Kids
    Spring Sports: Safety Tips for All Ages
    Snow melting and mercury rising are two sure signs that the spring sports season has arrived. In order to maximize the enjoyment of watching your son or daughter play, take some time to make sure they'll be safe while doing so. Overall Safety Ti...
    Steven Auger
  • Young Girl Getting Vaccinated
    Kids
    Expert Advice: 5 Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Vaccines
    The topic of vaccinations can be stressful and confusing, and vaccination schedules for kids is always a hot topic among parents and caregivers. Dr. Katherine Williamson is a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Orange County and deals with par...
    Laura Richards
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    Choking
    Top 9 Choking Foods
    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Flower Pollen Seasonal Allergies
    Kids
    5 Natural Home Remedies for Spring Allergies
    Let's face it — spring allergies can make the beautiful spring weather seem like something you'd rather avoid. Instead of hiding from the outdoors, help your family avoid spring allergies with these five effective home remedies. Use a Neti Pot...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Child Using TAblet on Plane
    Kids
    3 Essential Tips to Survive a Long Plane Ride with Your Children
    Airplane travel with kids can be easy and fun for the whole family. Not long ago, in the days before electronic devices were allowed to be used during takeoff and seat backs featured televisions with built-in video games, you had to pack a huge b...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Mosquito Spreading Zika Virus
    Kids
    Zika Virus Q&A: 4 Facts for Pregnant Women and Families
    The news of Zika virus spreading is pretty scary, particularly if you're pregnant or trying to conceive (TTC). If you're expecting, what steps do you need to take to protect yourself and your baby? Can you still take a babymoon, and where is it s...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Stealing
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It Point 1: Kids steal. Little kids steal a lot—from poor impulse control. It's a developmental stage; they want it, they take it. Older kids often steal, too. Your child is probably not evil or destined ...
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    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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  • National Super Hero Day Little Girl Wearing Pink Cape
    Kids
    Celebrate National Superhero Day With Your Own Little Superhero
    Pull on your capes: April 28 is National Superhero Day! This day was created in 1995 by employees of Marvel Comics, who sent a team of interns out in central Pennsylvania to hear what the public thought about superheroes and what super powers the...
    Colleen Hughes