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Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia

Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia

Eating disorders are diseases in which weight control and eating behaviors have gone so far as to become life- and health-threatening. They can result from a diet taken too seriously, a hope to improve performance, a desire to please others, goals of becoming a model or making a weight class, or an extreme sense of perfectionism and even competition to be thinner than others.

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Updated: April 23, 2022

A Guide to Maternity Leave Laws by State: Know Your Rights

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While the United States has come a long way in terms of maternity leave, the country is still behind compared to other nations in laws requiring time off and lack of nationally mandated paid leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act dictates the rules in place for taking a leave from and returning to work amid pregnancy, birth, and postpartum stages. Unlike many other nations, in the U.S., there is no requirement for paid time off following a birth, though twelve weeks of unpaid leave are required by law for the majority of workplaces.

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Updated: March 23, 2022

Authoritative Parenting is On The Rise

authoritative parenting method used by mom

Parenting is a skill, an art form of sorts. If you're good at it, you have goods odds at raising children that succeed and go on to impact the world in great ways. If you're not so good at it,  your children are the ones who pay the price. While children don't come with instructions there are things you can do to help support your success as a parent. One of these is to think about your parenting style.

More: Natural(ish) Parenting: A Lesson in Flexibility

Stretching Your Child's Brain Power

Stretching Your Child's Brain Power

During the preschool period, one of the ways parents can support the development of their child's thinking is to point out the features of objects that a child might not spontaneously attend to. And although children ages three and four are usually quite capable of following a sequence of simple steps toward a goal, they can find it much harder to hold the bigger picture in mind and keep that end goal in sight.

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Your Asperger Child: Diagnosis

Your Asperger Child: Diagnosis

Defenders of Reality

When parents seek help for their child, they encounter varied opinions – he'll outgrow it, leave him alone, it's no big deal, he just wants attention, and so on. Many professionals try to work with the Asperger child as if his disorder is like other developmental disorders, but it is quite different. In most cases, there is a great misunderstanding by many people of the needs of these special individuals.

Diagnosis Can Be Difficult

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

Interrupt Rule

Interrupt Rule


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I wish I had come across this idea when my children were younger. Although they've always been polite interrupters, even "Excuse me, Mommy" repeated twenty times can be annoying. Worse still is the adult who breaks off midsentence to turn full attention to the interrupting child.

Updated: March 14, 2019

How to Use Valentine's Day to Teach Kids About Love

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For some, Valentine’s Day has no meaning and is simply a holiday invented by the card companies. For others, it’s an opportunity for romance and candy and cards. Regardless of how you choose to view the holiday related to your adult relationships, Valentine’s Day can actually be a wonderful opportunity to teach our kids about love.

Love is a complicated subject, and depending on the ages of our children, there is much to teach and discuss. If you’re looking for ways to embrace Valentine’s Day as a teachable moment, here are some ideas for how you can do it:

by: John Woods

4 Benefits of Owning a Dog For Families

4 benefits families can get from owning a dog

Naysayers will argue that dogs are smelly, messy, and time-consuming—but wait until you hear about the great and unique ways that owning a dog can benefit you!

If you’re interested in adopting a dog but some family members are still on the fence about Fido, just share this article with them to sway them to your side. After learning about these four benefits your whole family can get from having a dog, it will be impossible not to be convinced to get to the shelter or breeder immediately.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Envying Our Teens

Envying Our Teens

We envy our teens. It's one of those realities we work hard at keeping buried deep in our unconscious minds. If we allowed ourselves to become fully aware of that envy, we might realize that some of our anger, frustration, disapproval, and disappointment directed toward our teens often has more to do with our jealous, unfulfilled, worried state of mind than it does with their adolescent behavior.

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Updated: May 31, 2022

Is Candy and Chocolate Okay for Toddlers?

Chocolate and Candy for Toddlers

Dark chocolate has long been toted as a healthy treat that is brimming with antioxidants and beneficial vitamins and minerals. This gives many parents the false impression that it is a good idea to offer this sweet snack to their kids.

Health Concerns With Sugar Filled Foods

While everything is okay in moderation, there are some things to keep in mind when you give candy and chocolate to toddlers.

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Frame and Finish a Sleeping Loft

Frame and Finish a Sleeping Loft

Why build a sleeping loft? Maybe to add space to a small bedroom. Maybe to spice up a dull bedroom. Maybe because, as in this case, the family teenager plays a truckload of saxophones, and a sleeping loft would induce him to spend more time in the garage that he's claimed as his studio. That, at least, was the thinking of John and Michelle, wise parents who realized that "absence makes the heart grow fonder" was first uttered by the parent of a sax player…

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The Different Ways Spouses View Sex

The Different Ways Spouses View Sex

Sex tends to be a more of an emotional issue for women and more of a physical issue for men. While this is obviously not a hard and fast rule, there is a certain truth to it.

The Spice Rack

Developing intimacy with your spouse is an ongoing process. Over the years, the trust that develops from good communication and patience will lead to sexual harmony.

For Women Only

The following is a list of things that women need to keep in mind:

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Stress Awareness Month: 6 Signs Your Child is Stressed

Stressed Young Girl with Stack of Books

As adults, we're bound to feel stressed out from time to time. After all, bills have to be paid, work has to get done and food has to be put on the table. However, it's easy to miss the fact that our kids can sometimes get stressed out, too. Homework, extracurricular activities, and conflicts with peers can all take a toll on your little ones. And chronic stress can have negative effects on our kids – especially since they often don't have the tools to cope.

Speed Versus Accuracy

Speed Versus Accuracy

Unfortunately, You'll Probably Have to Leave Some Questions Blank
Let me put that differently. Until you're absolutely sure that you've got a shot at a 750 to 800 on the reading, writing, or math test—only about 1 student in 20 does—you'd better leave some questions blank on that part of the SAT.

Here's the basic problem everyone has to deal with on the SAT: limited time. The SAT has enough questions in a short enough period of time that most students can finish only by rushing. And rushing leads to mistakes.

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Determining Your Parenting Style

Determining Your Parenting Style

Take a few moments to think about your relationship with your child, and your life way back in the dark ages when you were a child. Then answer the following questions. Be honest, now. You don't have to show this to anybody, nobody will ever know (unless you decide to blab). This is between you and you:

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Fending Off Preschooler Food Fits

Fending Off Preschooler Food Fits

Now that he can better communicate his eating preferences, your child may hassle you more than ever about eating. Children who regularly refuse food at mealtimes or demand diversions such as television and toys in order to eat are prone to what I have come to call food fits: They use food to gain attention and to manipulate their parents and caregivers. When adults chronically cave in to crying, screaming children, they perpetuate this behavior. Children crave attention of any type.

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Methods for Soothing Your Crying Baby

Methods for Soothing Your Crying Baby

Unless your baby is crying because she is hungry or tired, you can try a number of different methods to soothe her.

Rocking motions are very calming. Hold your baby close while rocking-about one rock per second seems an ideal speed-in a rocking chair. Walking with your baby in your arms also provides her with the sensation of rocking. Do vigorous knee bends while holding your baby. Gently bounce her up and down in your arms. Or ask her to slow dance with you.

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Writing Your Family's Value Statement

Writing Your Family's Value Statement

There's family values—that's a political agenda—and then there's your family's values, which are your family's personal beliefs and behavior guidelines. (In some cases, these two kinds of family values may be the same thing. In most, they will not be.)

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