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Updated: February 12, 2020

Are Gluten-Free Diets Safe for Kids?

girl eating a non gluten free diet

My older daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease (No consuming wheat!) last year; and ever since then we’ve had to change around our whole lifestyle by eliminating gluten from her diet—and answer lots of questions about Celiac from curious friends, as well as strangers. 

Being “gluten free” is NOT a cool, trendy diet fad—it’s a lifestyle choice some parents make for their child’s health. But, is it okay for all kids? We asked and experts answered.

Family Rules Definition Exercise

Family Rules Definition Exercise

Use this work sheet to begin your exploration of your potential family rules. Try to phrase your rules in the positive, rather than in the negative. “Eat only in the kitchen” means the same thing as “No eating in any room with a rug,” but it tends to be more effective.

Household responsibility and participation.

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Mealtimes.

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Snacking.

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When You Are Turned Down as an Adoptive Parent

When You Are Turned Down as an Adoptive Parent

Rejection doesn't happen much in adoption, because most families who think they might get rejected by an agency drop out of the home study process before it ends. But once in a while, a family is surprised by their rejection. Here are a few reasons why prospective adopters might not be approved for adoption:

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Childproof Your Dog and Bite-Proof Your Kids

Childproof Your Dog and Bite-Proof Your Kids

If you got your dog as a companion for your children, you need to know that happy canine and child relationships don't happen by accident. Young puppies play rough and have sharp teeth and claws. They aren't born knowing how to behave with their new human companions. They're used to playing with their littermates—puppies play with their mouths and feet, they play rough, and they like to make each other squeal. Your puppy needs to learn that teeth do not belong on human skin.

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Updated: March 30, 2022

15 Fun Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Rainy Day

If rainy weather is keeping you cooped up inside, don't fret. We've put together the ultimate list of rainy day activities for kids of all ages.

If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. What fun things can we come up with to occupy the time while trapped indoors?

More: 10 Toddler Art Projects to do This Weekend

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

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Hurricanes can be dangerous killers. Learning the hurricane warning messages and planning ahead can reduce the chances of injury or major property damage.

Plan an evacuation route.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy

The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy

The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy

First the airlines stopped offering in-flight peanuts. Then you started getting notices from your child's school, or phone calls from the parents of his friends, urging you to avoid sending along any foods containing even a smidgen of peanuts. Perhaps your own child has been diagnosed with a peanut allergy. If you think you're hearing more about peanut allergy in kids these days, you're not imagining it.

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Keeping Your Cat's Weight Under Control

Keeping Your Cat's Weight Under Control

Excess weight contributes to many serious health problems and shortens life, in cats as in people. Except in very rare cases, overweight is the result of overeating. Several factors determine the amount of food your kitten or cat needs:

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When Your Mother and Your Husband Don't Get Along

When Your Mother and Your Husband Don't Get Along

Dr. Judy Kuriansky—New York clinical psychologist, media personality, and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Healthy Relationship and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating, gives us her answer to this question. First of all it is really important to recognize that there is nothing wrong with you. Dr. Judy empathizes with you; "It is a sad situation when your mother and your husband do not get along and it is wonderful when they do."

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Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?

Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?

Don't Go There

A study by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling shows that 64 percent of all students graduating from college owe at least $1,843 on their credit cards. Twenty percent have credit card debt of $10,000 or more.

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Dealing with New In-Laws in Your Second Marriage

Dealing with New In-Laws in Your Second Marriage

Diane married Glenn after a brief courtship that began about two years after his divorce from his previous wife, Lisa. "Out of curiosity, I asked Glenn how his mother, Rita, had felt about Lisa," said Diane. "He said Lisa had been like a daughter to Rita. The alarms went off. I knew I might have some trouble winning Rita over to my side -- and boy, I was right."

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Make Your Own Clay

Make Your Own Clay

If pottery, ceramics, or polymer clay don't seem to do it, homemade doughs and clays are a great way to play with squishy stuff, use your collective imaginations, and barely feel it in the pocketbook.

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Updated: July 11, 2022

Dog Moms and Fur Babies: Why Millennials Compare Pets to Kids

Dog Moms and Fur Babies: Why Millennials Compare Pets to Kids

Social media is filled with headlines proclaiming that Millennials are ruining everything. They’re in no rush to get married, to go to college, or to buy homes. They refuse to spend money they don’t have on things they don’t need.

And now, young adults are delaying parenthood, or even deciding against it, in favor of pet ownership.

But stereotypes, finger pointing, and pearl clutching over dropping birth rates don’t help anything. And if you scratch below the surface of the clickbait, there’s some sound reasoning behind all of these trends.

Creating the Guest List

Creating the Guest List

A party is only as good as its guests, so consider the chemistry of the group you're putting together when you make out your guest list. This exercise is entirely subjective, and every host has a private formula. But here's a list of do's and don'ts to help you learn some general rules.

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Updated: May 29, 2022

5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

5 signs your kid has a screen addiction

Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.

by: Katy Abel

When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs

When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs

Pink Slips and Blue Moods Affect Children
Stock market meltdowns, dot-com deflations, bull and bear markets -- it's all lost on kids. But as America'slong-running period of prosperity loses steam and reports of layoffs make headlines, the term "economic downturn" is literally brought home.

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Money Concerns and the Ex

Money Concerns and the Ex

When it comes to money, watch those emotions fly like hard-hit tennis balls between you and your partner, between your partner and your partner's ex, and between you and your partner's ex. (If you're a combined family, you may also face problems between you and your Ex too!) All the experts suggest trying to separate financial and emotional problems between the exes so that they can be dealt with individually.

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Eating Out with Baby

Eating Out with Baby

Restaurants, unless they are fast-food joints, often require a special etiquette on the part of parents with babies. If you take your child to a restaurant (especially a fancy one) to celebrate a special occasion, you will have a more relaxed and enjoyable time if you:

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Are Vegan Diets Safe for Kids?

child eating vegan meal

Following a vegan diet has become a very popular lifestyle choice for many families. Though people may have found it difficult to stick with a vegan lifestyle in the past, things have become much easier for vegans thanks to clearly labeled grocery ingredients and lots of vegan options both at the grocery store and at restaurants. With vegan foods and meals so much more accessible and scientific evidence showing benefits of vegan diets, it’s no wonder why more parents are deciding to raise their children vegan.