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About Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

TTTS Diagnosis and Treatment

About Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) may sound like a plot from a science fiction movie, but it's an actual phenomenon that can occur during a twin pregnancy. Undetected or untreated, it can have devastating consequences for the babies. However, new treatment options give doctors the ability to correct the situation and offer new hope to parents impacted by the disease.

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Homeschooling Teens: Teaching and Record Keeping

Homeschooling Teens:
Teaching and Record Keeping

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What Subjects Do I Teach?


Homeschooling: The Teen Years by Cafi Cohen outlines how to set up and follow a high school curriculum. If your child plans to attend college, Cohen advises you to begin your studies with the following subjects:

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Mothers Raising Daughters: 30 Critical Tips

Mothers Raising Daughters: 30 Critical Tips

Woman to Woman

Competition has the potential to be a very constructive experience. Among high-achieving women, one third of those studied mentioned that they could recall positive experiences centered around competition.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Getting Along with the Teacher

Getting Along with the Teacher

"I hate my teacher!" my six-year-old announced last year on the first day of school. Suddenly the academic year turned dark and menacing. Was my child just being difficult or was this teacher really trouble?

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by: Katy Abel

Kids and Caffeine: An Unhealthy Combo

Kids and Caffeine: An Unhealthy Combo

Kids Crave "Liquid Candy"
Whether they're decking the halls or cruising the malls, kids are popping open soda cans and guzzling caffeinated beverages like never before. In a holiday season filled with festive parties, it's not unusual to hear parents say, "Sure, you can have another Coke."

True, a couple cans of pop won't kill our kids. But health experts warn that we may have underestimated the effects on a child's growth and development.

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Spend Special Time with Your Child

Spend Special Time with Your Child

A big part of establishing appropriate expectations involves really knowing your child. How do you learn her? You put in quality, undiluted, alone time with her.

It's a Good Idea!

Understanding a problem is the hardest part of solving it.

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Make Your Own Toilet Paper Tube Flashlight

Three Toilet Paper Tubes on White Background

Make Your Own Toilet Paper Tube Flashlight

By now, your child has learned enough about electricity to know that it's not some mysterious force that only electricians can make sense of. If you've already made a Lemon Clock, then he has learned a little about electrons and how batteries work. Making a Toilet Paper Tube Flashlight will not only reinforce those skills but also help your child understand what's going on inside a regular flashlight when he flips the switch.

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Updated: March 31, 2021

75 Activities for Kids at Home

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Without packed schedules, school, sports, friends and clubs, filling our days with our kids at home can feel daunting. Read the list below so that you’ll be confident and prepared with these indoor activities for the next time you hear, “I’m bored!” These indoor activities are perfect for playtime, during a break from distance learning, or even on the weekends.

Play at Different Ages and Developmental Stages

Play at Different Ages and Developmental Stages

As your child grows, his play styles and tastes change drastically. From his first steps to his first day of preschool, it's important that the changes he experiences in himself and his surroundings are reinforced through play. Here are guidelines for what to expect at each developmental stage, and suggestions for appropriate activities your child can enjoy.

Infants

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Healthy Eating: Valuable Vitamins

Healthy Eating: Valuable Vitamins

A healthy diet consists not only of optimal portions of macronutrients, but also recommended levels of essential micronutrients. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. It is important to recognize whether you are getting what your body needs, and to make necessary changes in your daily diet if you are not.

What Are Vitamins?

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Updated: January 27, 2022

How to Read Your Ancestry.com Results

woman reading her Ancestry.com results

So you’ve sent off your magical vial of saliva and the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived… your AncestryDNA results! You start to sweat a few bullets when you ask yourself for the hundredth time, “What cultures run through my blood?” “Will I have to trade in my Kiss Me I’m Irish t-shirt for a Lederhosen?” “Are my long-lost cousins going to be on here, too?” 

So many questions! You open your results and all you see are varying numbers and percents, countries encircled in different shades, and words that make your eyes go crossed… so now what?

Updated: February 12, 2020

3 Quick and Cute Easter Crafts for Kids

Litle Girl Wearing Bunny Ears Painting Easter Eggs

Easter is my favorite holiday, namely because my favorite color is robins egg blue. I relish in the fact that I get to have pastel colored decorations around my house in anticipation of the Easter bunny arriving. This year is especially fun because my son is just as obsessed with all things Easter! Naturally, I'd like to share my top three easter crafts for kids, and I promise you, they're easy for little hands to master.

Updated: April 22, 2022

Is Your Kid a Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic Learner?

Learning Styles

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that the incidence of learning disabilities in the general population is 15 to 20 percent. About 4 percent of children in the United States are classified as having a learning disability.

Unfortunately, this diagnosis is often viewed as a hindrance rather than an opportunity for growth and understanding. Individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities are not "stupid." In fact, to qualify as having a learning disability, you must have average intelligence.

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by: Erin Dower

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Get Hooked on Your Family History

Get Hooked on Your Family History

We recently spoke with Megan Smolenyak, the author of the book Who Do You Think You Are?, the companion to the NBC television series by the same name.

A sixth-grade family history project hooked Megan Smolenyak into the world of genealogy, and decades later, she's as captivated as ever.

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