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Updated: December 2, 2021

First Trimester of Pregnancy: An Experts’ Guide

What to Expect in the First Trimester of Pregnancy

The first trimester is the most critical time in your pregnancy. Although the fetus at the end of the first trimester is only about 4 inches long and weighs less than 1 ounce, your baby’s development is in full swing. Their major organs and nervous system, heartbeat, arms, fingers, legs, toes, hair, and buds for future teeth have begun to form, making it vital for mom to start right off the bat with a healthy pregnancy.

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Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

Protein, calcium, and produce

Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

In recent years, volumes of research have proven that we have enormous power to prevent disease, slow the rate of aging, increase our energy level, and promote natural weight control simply by making smart food choices. The old saying "You are what you eat" has proven truer than anyone could have guessed. And despite headlines that are often contradictory and confusing, eating healthfully is a lot easier than most people think.

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by: Katy Abel

Why Don't Dads Take Paternity Leave? (And Why More Men Should!)

Current data on paternity leave shows that despite the enactment of federal and state laws allowing men to take unpaid parental leave, few actually do.

It's not a sign that dads care more about their jobs than their kids. For the 50 percent of workers covered under these laws, most simply can't afford to take that amount of unpaid time off from work. The other 50 percent of employees aren't even covered under these laws, and therefore have no rights to paternal leave.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Teach Your Kids How to Talk to Strangers

Teach Your Kids How to Talk to Strangers

It's your worst nightmare. You're in a crowded mall -- shopping for back-to-school clothes -- and you think you've lost your daughter. Teach your kids what to do when they get lost with these suggestions from Gavin de Becker's bestselling book, Protecting the Gift.

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Planning Your Homeschool Year

Planning Your Homeschool Year

After you have determined the number of days in your school year, you will need to decide how you want to achieve that number of days by planning your school year. You know that the year has 365 days available for school. You also know the number of instructional days in your school year. Now you need to decide how you will lay out those instructional days over the 365 that are available to you.

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What to Feed Your Baby

What to Feed Your Baby

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If you make your own baby food, always cook it thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, and fish. Never feed raw or even softcooked eggs to your baby. (Indeed, most pediatricians would advise you to hold off on eggs altogether until after your baby's first birthday.)

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Updated: May 19, 2020

A Teacher Shares the 5 Steps That Homeschooling Parents Need to Take to Make Distance Learning Work

5 tips for homeschooling parents from a teacher who did it herself

I never planned to homeschool, and I know I am not alone. Like many parents across the country, taking on the responsibility of teaching my kids wasn’t optional. I was a middle and high school English teacher for eight years, and I have a MA in English Education. When COVID-19 shut down our schools, I thought: I’ve got this.

Boy, was I wrong.

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Use Positive Reinforcement

Reward proper behavior

Use Positive Reinforcement

Using positive reinforcement to encourage and reward proper behavior is the fifth element of the Twelve Disciplinary Elements. Here are a couple of universal statements: Everybody wants approval for who he is and for what he does. And, everybody wants to please, especially children, and especially your child who wants to please you. Can that really be? Then why do children misbehave?

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Never Sacrifice Accuracy for Speed

Never Sacrifice Accuracy for Speed

In other words, never rush. Never, ever, never, ever, never ever. Repeat after me: I will not rush on the SAT.

Rushing is probably the root cause of most avoidable errors on the SAT. Students race through each section, doing work in their heads, grabbing at any answer that seems right, all in a mad dash to finish every problem. Paradoxically, rushing itself is caused by one of two opposite states of mind: overconfidence or lack of confidence.

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Updated: April 19, 2022

Labor Contractions Or Braxton Hicks? We Ask Experts and Moms

Labor Contractions

The experience of giving birth and labor is different for all women. While we can make some generalizations, some women handle labor contractions better than others. Some women are unaware that labor has begun, while other women experience hours and hours of painful contractions and intense abdominal pain before giving birth.

More: What do Labor Contractions Really Feel Like?

Appetite and Growth Spurts in Your Breastfed Baby

Appetite and Growth Spurts in Your Breastfed Baby

An appetite spurt is the name given to describe a period of increased frequency of demand feedings by an apparently hungry baby. Other names for appetite spurts are "growth spurts" or "frequency days." These episodes occur with some predictability at approximately three weeks, six weeks, and three months, although they can happen at any time during breastfeeding. Unless a mother is forewarned about the occurrence of appetite spurts, she is likely to interpret her baby's hunger cues to mean she no longer has enough milk to satisfy him.

Your Asperger Child: How to Teach New Skills

Your Asperger Child: How to Teach New Skills

When working with your child, you must become the boss, the rule maker – a "sphere of influence." This is someone who has the power to make things happen. It does not always mean you will give him orders and he will follow them. Rather, you need to be the type of person who can exert influence in a situation to achieve appropriate results. You are a person who has the answers for every problem your child needs to solve. You are the problem solver, not just the problem causer.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

6 Reasons Why Getting a Puppy Is Not the Same as Having a Baby

Puppy and baby Sleeping in Bed

There's a reason that both puppies and babies are cute- they have to be, because each one will try your patience like no other force of nature. So if a person's patience level is truly like a muscle – the more you use it, the bigger it becomes – then adopt a puppy or have a child to find out. And what better time to recognize the similarities, and vast differences, then on National Puppy Day.

When a Child Refuses to Go to Time-Out

When a Child Refuses to Go to Time-Out

The way you manage a child who refuses to go to time-out depends on the age and size of your child. For children up to five or six, it is acceptable to pick them up and put them in time-out. Be careful not to hurt your child or yourself. If your child will not stay in time-out, hold the door closed from the outside. Some parents have to do this at first.

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Cricket Dart Game

Cricket Dart Game

My brother was a big Cricket player in college. It was the first Dart game he learned to play. He said he got pretty good at it by senior year. It was how he and his frat buddies blew off steam during exam time. It is the most common game played in bars across America, so I have to wonder how much studying my brother was actually doing. This game requires a little strategy, so it gives an advantage to the more clever player who is perhaps not the strongest player.

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Your Asperger Child: Using Visuals

Your Asperger Child: Using Visuals

Children with Asperger's learn most successfully through visual modes. They are visual learners, as well as visual thinkers. Generally, areas of strength include word recognition, oral reading, spelling, and letter/number recognition – all areas requiring visual learning. Therefore, visuals become a crucial part of almost every prevention strategy. Visuals serve to enhance understanding when new concepts are presented. They do this by:

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities

There are thousands of business ventures out there. So how do you identify one that's right for you? The first step is to take a good hard look at your personal situation. What are your financial needs? Your personal likes and dislikes? What type of business would best accommodate your family's needs?

Once you've identified those sorts of factors, you can start looking at businesses that would best fit into whatever your situation happens to be.

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