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Answering Questions About Your Adoption

Answering Questions About Your Adoption

After you've adopted your child and introduced him or her to your family, friends, and acquaintances, be prepared for an onslaught of questions—some of them quite rude. For instance, don't be surprised if someone asks you whether the child's birthmother used drugs or was an alcohol abuser, or how much the child cost. Of course, if the child had been born to you, no one would dare ask you those questions. You are under no obligation to answer them.

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Hot Weather Health

Hot Weather Health

by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Summer heat waves bring unusually high temperatures that may last for days or weeks. In the summer of 1980, a severe heat wave hit the United States, and nearly 1,700 people lost their lives from heat-related illness. Each year, high temperatures put people at risk.

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How to Raise a Nonviolent Child

How to Raise a Nonviolent Child

An overview of anger Whenever I am asked what is different about children today compared to thirty years ago, when I started working with children, I immediately answer, anger. We have so many angry children, and the degree of anger is significantly more intense. There are children who are angry every day of their lives. They wake up angry, go to school angry, and go to bed angry.

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Childsick Parents

Childsick Parents

The Quiet-House Blues

You've packed your children off to camp for a couple of weeks, maybe the entire summer. Now you can enjoy a lifestyle that doesn't revolve solely around your kids. No more carpooling. No fighting commuter traffic to get to her afterschool program before it closes. No checking to see if homework's been done. It's time to make leisurely lunch and dinner dates with friends. Get reacquainted with your spouse. Catch up on your pleasure reading.

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Boys and Their Friends

Boys and Their Friends

Boys, like girls, crave connection and belonging. Like all of us, boys need friends, suffer when they don't believe they have any, and agonize over the ups and downs of relationships. Many adults believe that somehow boys need friends less than girls do; the myth of the stoic male has intruded even into childhood.

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by: Margot Schulman

4 Mindful Alternatives to Meditation for the Whole Family

4 mindful alternatives to meditation for the whole family

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You stand over a sink full of dirty dishes, feeling a familiar ache of self-pity settling heavily on your shoulders, triggered by the unceasing monotony of chores.

by: Lindsay Hutton

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The M2 Generation: Are Your Kids Too Dependent on the Media?

The M2 Generation: Are Your Kids Too Dependent on the Media?

The M2 Generation: Are Your Kids Too Dependent on the Media?

Is the media taking over your child's life? That's what a nationwide survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation seems to suggest.

More: 5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

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Updated: April 20, 2022

Marital Separation or Divorce: Can Separation Save Your Marriage?

separation can help heal a marriage - or help you to make a final break

When a married couple walks down the aisle, physically or metaphorically, on their wedding day, divorce and separation are the furthest thoughts from their minds. Your wedding day is one of happy beginnings and hopes for life-long togetherness. The unfortunate truth, however, is that many marriages do end in divorce. People change, grow, develop new interests, or take career paths that lead them in a direction they never imagined. And while none of these are excuses for divorce, they are often part of the cause.

Updated: January 26, 2022

Changes To Your Poop During Pregnancy (Everything You Need to Know)

Pooping While Pregnant

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It’s not a very glamorous subject, so we often talk about the changes in bowel movements pregnant women face.

Updated: April 20, 2022

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When You Should go to the Hospital for Labor: the Complete Guide

Go to Hospital

As your pregnancy reaches its end and your due date is looming, you probably have a lot of questions about when you should head to the hospital once labor begins. Of course, each woman's citation is unique, and your Ob-Gyn may have some specific instructions, but there are a few cut and dry citations doctors say require a call to your physician and perhaps a visit to the delivery ward.

More: What are the Stages of Labor?

by: Katy Abel

Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

To Eat or Not to Eat? That Is the Question
Once upon a time there lived a storybook badger named Frances, who would only eat bread and jam. Bread and jam for breakfast, bread and jam for lunch, bread and jam for supper. Her mother triedto interest her in eggs, sunny-side up, or a delicious plate of spaghetti and meatballs, all to no avail.Finally, Frances' mom gave up and gave in, serving only bread and jam to her fussy child until one day even Frances was forced to admit that there can indeed be too much of a good thing.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

How to Use Your Family Vacation to Spark Inspiration and Learning in Kids

Family hiking near a waterfall on vacation

Have kids, will travel. Just like backpacks, kids can be transported from one place to another. (Although chances are, unlike your kids, your backpack doesn’t whine, “I’m bored!” or “I’m hungry!”) Family vacations can be more than just lounging on the beach, roasting marshmallows at a cabin near the lake, and visiting out-of-town relatives (not that there is anything wrong with that!) There are so many ways to make your annual family gathering educational and, of course, fun.

Multiple Pregnancy and Bed Rest

Benefits of Bed Rest for Multiple Pregnancy Moms

Multiple Pregnancy and Bed Rest

Historically, bed rest has been a common treatment for a variety of pregnancy ailments. With fewer side effects than drugs, it can prevent or diminish many problems that would otherwise result in the loss of one or all of the babies. When you're carrying multiples, the goal is to keep them in your womb as long as possible in order to ensure optimal health and development.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling for Multiple Intelligences

Homeschooling for Multiple Intelligences

How Can I Teach You? Let Me Count the Ways.
There are as many ways to homeschool as there are ways for children to learn. Parents usually start with the traditional classroom model, because that's what they know. A curriculum is purchased from one of the leading curriculum vendors, and it outlines everything the child will study in the coming year. Many curriculum packages contain all the textbooks, workbooks, and related materials, as well as telephone support.

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Updated: March 22, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Postpartum Care (From Underwear to Hair Loss)

Postpartum Guide

There is a lot of support for mothers and birthing parents during the prenatal period, but postpartum care looks a bit different. Upon leaving the hospital following childbirth, you will be armed with supplies like maxi pads, diapers, and witch hazel wipes but may be feeling a little uncertain, overwhelmed, and uncomfortable as you embark on the next journey — the fourth trimester.

Updated: August 19, 2020

How to Make Homeschooling Less Stressful

How to make homeschooling less stressful

Homeschooling can be stressful for the entire family, but it doesn’t have to be. Now that schools in many states have shut down, parents all over the nation have become their children’s teachers and many have never done anything like this before. Diving into something new and unfamiliar is bound to cause some level of anxiety, but there are a few things parents can do to make crisis homeschooling less straining on everyone in the family.

High Blood Pressure: Causes and Remedies

High Blood Pressure: Causes and Remedies

Food for Thought

Treating high blood pressure can reduce heart failure by more than 50%, strokes by 35% to 40%, to 25%.

For reasons that are not completely understood, salt can play an active role in raising the blood pressure in people who are salt-sensitive.

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Picture Menus

Picture Menus


If you like to give your child a choice at mealtime, but he tends to want the same meals day after day, picture menus may be the answer.

Materials

  • Pictures of your child's favorite meals
  • Heavy paper
  • Glue
  • Magnetic clip

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Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs

Sometimes the most wonderful dog just shows up practically on your doorstep. One of the best dogs I ever had was a Miniature Schnauzer that I found late at night in an ice storm as I walked to my car in a library parking lot. No one ever claimed her, and I suspect she was dumped. Even if you don't keep a stray, rescuing a dog from the streets can be very rewarding. Here are some suggestions if you find yourself trying to help a stray dog.

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