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The Two Most Impactful Words I Say to My Kids

Words I Say to My Kids

The Two Most Impactful Words I Say to My Kids

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17 Amazing Parenting Quotes That Will Make You a Better Parent

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What I Told My Kids about the Sexual Abuse I Suffered as a Child

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Second Trimester Symptoms

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Second Trimester Symptoms

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Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms and Treatment Options

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The Colic Survival Guide

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8 Secrets to soothe your crying baby and save your sanity

Her newborn daughter was the perfect baby — for a week and a half. Then the screaming started. “She just cried nonstop, hours upon hours, pretty much all day,” Jenn Borst of Danbury, Connecticut, recalls with a shudder. “There was barely anything that would soothe her.” The wailing became a way of life for Borst, her husband and even her in-laws, who moved in temporarily to help. They took turns holding, rocking and soothing little Sydney around the clock. “The worst time was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. We used to go in 15-minute shifts because she would just scream,” Borst says.

A pediatrician diagnosed Sydney with colic at 6 weeks...

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Preemie Development

Preemie Development

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Safe Baby Swaddling Tips

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A too-tight swaddle can be harmful to your baby’s hip development. Here are tips for swaddling your baby safely

Wrapping your wee one like a tiny burrito can soothe cries and help induce sleep, but it may not be the safest solution. Why? Because it’s actually quite common for newborns to have hip instability (thanks to mom’s hormones that relax ligaments). Tight swaddling around the hips can exacerbate the condition or even lead to hip dysplasia, where the hips are no longer centered in the socket.

“Hip dysplasia is actually the most common abnormality in newborns,” says Charles Price M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute...

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The 10 Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Your Kids

Effective conversation helps parents create lasting, meaningful relationships with their kids. These 10 powerful statements can get you started on your way.

 The Pew Research Center recently showed parents across America alist of 10 skills, asking the question: “Which of these skills is most important for a child to get ahead in the world today?” The winner, by far, was communication. In fact, not only was it chosen as the most important; it beat out traditional favorites, such as reading, writing, teamwork and logic.

Perhaps this is not surprising given our over-connected, always-on world. Yet parents often don’t realize how large of a role they actually play in developing and nurturing this skill. In my book, “Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the Relat...

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