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Correcting Some Common Dog Problems

Correcting Some Common Dog Problems

When your puppy or dog does something you don't like, you need to teach her not to do it. Here are three general ideas that should help you deal with most problems.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

What Do You Stand For?

What Do You Stand For?

What does your family stand for? I don't mean whether you vote Republican or Democrat. I'm asking about what character traits define who your family is. What virtues do you embrace? What principles guide your behavior? Do your children know -- and more importantly see in action -- what you feel about integrity, compassion, tolerance, equality, and forgiveness? When asked to describeyour family, would your children mention proudly that you stood for honesty, courage, and faith? Your children need to know the reasons behind what you stand for.

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Updated: November 14, 2019

8 Reasons Why Being Pregnant During the Holidays Is The Worst

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. However, when you’re pregnant during the holidays you may feel anything but merry and bright. Aches, pains, and the inability to indulge in some of your favorite party snacks and drinks are only a few of the reasons why pregnant women can be found saying “Bah Humbug” during this magical season. Here are the eight most common reasons why a soon-to-be-mom might sound like the Grinch.

Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child

Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child

The first skill your child should learn is how to communicate. Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are verbal and are able to communicate effectively; others may have enough speech to at least get their basic needs met. Many have no speech whatsoever, or had speech and then lost it.

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You and Your New Body After Childbirth

Your Postpartum Body

You and Your New Body After Childbirth

You're no longer pregnant, but your body just isn't the same as it was. You've changed, and it takes time to get back into shape. For example, your breasts are still large (whether you intend to breast-feed or not) and you're probably still padded with a layer of extra fat that your body stored in case the baby needed emergency nutrition. Your pregnancy belly is gone, but it's still not flat.

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Healthy Eating: Hunger vs Cravings

Healthy Eating: Hunger vs Cravings

The question is, is it a craving, or am I really hungry? We first need to understand the difference between a physical food craving—or actual hunger—and an emotional food craving. Cravings can be caused by either physical or psychological needs. Emotional cravings or eating triggers are usually caused by psychological needs, while hunger is a biological function of the body's real need for food. Emotional cravings can lead to bingeing. Learn to listen to your body and know what it is trying to tell you.

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Updated: September 24, 2019

10 Trunk or Treating Decorating Themes Your Kids Will Love

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Do you have a trunk or treat event coming up? If you’re not familiar with trunk or treating, this has become a popular way for families to set up a contained and safe environment for kids’ trick or treating

By decorating the backs of their cars, they are able to showcase fun and innovative themes for the “houses” where children can trick or treat.  We’ve got 10 creative trunk or treating ideas for you to try! 

Kids' Resistance to the Stepfamily

Kids' Resistance to the Stepfamily

Visiting stepkids often have the most resistance to the stepfamily. They want to spend time with the bioparent they rarely get to see, but because they don't know you, they don't feel particularly close to you. Visiting stepkids often feel excluded from the family identity. Be sympathetic. Many shared experiences have occurred without them, so they have reasons for feeling left out.

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Caring for Your Toddler's Teeth

Caring for Your Toddler's Teeth

What's the point of taking good care of "baby teeth"? After all, they're only going to fall out anyway, right? True, but baby teeth do matter. They determine the placement and spacing of adult teeth and help to develop the jaw and a proper bite. So caring for your child's baby teeth is important.

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Weaning Wisdom

Weaning Wisdom

Weaning a baby can be your choice, or it can be baby's. It should not be your mother-in-law's, or even your husband's choice. I weaned my boy at eight months because he was growing so fast and nursed so much that I just got tired. Some more diligent advocates of nursing might have thought that a lame reason to wean, but it was good enough for me. He had taken an interest in solid food and we were both happy.

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Troubleshooting a Preschooler's Eating

Troubleshooting a Preschooler's Eating

As kids get older, they tend to accept new foods more easily. I've noticed that Hayley, who is nearly six, has become more adventurous in the past year. There are strategies to improve nutrition while you are waiting for your child to be more accepting of a wide range of foods. Here are some of the most common roadblocks to good nutrition, and some simple solutions.

Your Child Won't Eat Vegetables

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The Benefits of Living with a Cat

The Benefits of Living with a Cat

Your child wants a pet, and you think pet ownership is a good way to teach responsibility. Besides, you're getting tired of the whining and pleading. How much trouble can a little cat be, anyway?

More4 Benefits of Owning a Dog For Families

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