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The Complete Guide to Starting Solids

Introducing your baby to solid foods is an exciting milestone. Here's everything you need to know about when to start, what to start with, and more.<p>When Should Baby Start on Solids?<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics says you should start your child on solids between 4 and 6 months, but the answer …

The 6 Myths of Early Childhood Education

Preschool and other early childhood education programs -- here, we factcheck the biggest misconceptions about them.<p><i>This article originally appeared on the blog for The Center for the Next Generation, which has partnered with</i> Parents <i>magazine in an awareness campaign called "Too Small to …

Is my discipline ineffective?

Q: Lately my kids, 9 and 5, seem terribly ungrateful. Every time we do something fun there is a meltdown when it ends. I understand that it's disappointing when a good time is over but the lack of appreciation coupled with the hysterics when leaving drives me crazy. Today I had a fun surprise …

Susie Essman On Parenting And Stress: 'We're Way Too Controlling Of Our Children' (VIDEO)

During HuffPost's Third Metric conference, actress and writer Susie Essman explained how being an overly controlling parent can negatively affect both parents and kids.<p>First, it can lead to sleep deprivation for parents. Instead of worrying about over-scheduling and always entertaining your kids, …

5 Nursing Strategies That Work

Breastfeeding doesn't always come naturally, but learning these smart strategies will make you feel like a pro.<p>Every time I thought I was getting the hang of nursing, my son, Noah, would throw me a curveball. We got over each hurdle, but it took quite a bit of problem solving. Turns out, many new …

Bully-Proof Your Child: How to Deal With Bullies

Mean kids aren't just a middle-school problem. The trouble has trickled to the youngest grades. Learn how to spot it—and how to protect your child.<p>Not long ago, the idea that a preschooler could be a bully seemed crazy to me. But my outlook changed when my son Nicky was 4. A bruiser of a boy in his …

Teach Your Baby to Sleep (In Just 7 Days)

Are you a slave to the baby monitor? Breaking your child's bad sleep habits is one of the most important things you can do for his health -- and yours.<p>Baby Sleep: Get the Facts<p>During the early days of life with a newborn, you're focused on what's best for the baby, so sleepless nights seem like a …

Real Talk From Parents: 9 Scariest Potty Training Concerns

They say you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.<p>If this sounds like your experience as a parent training your toddler to use the toilet, you’re not alone.<p>As luck would have it, June is Potty Training Awareness Month, so we partnered with Pull-Ups to crowd-source its social …

Tummy Time May Not Have Measurable Benefits

"Tummy time," the daily periods when parents are urged to place an infant on his or her stomach to encourage motor development, may not be as helpful as initially believed, according to a new study published in the journal Early Human Development. More from The New York Times:<p>Canadian researchers …

Banish your mommy guilt

Shares 14<p>My caring husband bought me the book <i>Mommy Guilt</i> as a not-so-subtle hint for me to lighten up and have more fun when our firstborn was a …

How to Potty Train in 3 Days

Follow seven easy steps to potty train your child in just one weekend!<p>I'm Dr. Ari Brown. Today, I'm going to tell you about potty training boot camp and how to say goodbye to diapers in just 3 days. Yes, your child can potty train in just 1 weekend. What's the catch? You have to pick the right …

Breastfeeding Problems: Advice From Experts For Successful Nursing

Study after study has confirmed that the benefits of breastfeeding are plentiful. This spring, researchers from Brown University used MRIs to show that babies who were breastfed exclusively for at least three months had better development in parts of the brain that are linked to things like …

No time to daydream? Why imagination is still key for kids - TODAY.com

If you think kids are busier than ever, you're not imagining things. But are they too busy to learn how to imagine? It could be a costly mistake.<p>Jennifer Holiday's two children, age 4 and 7, have a typical weekend schedule.<p>"Saturday, they both play soccer and baseball, so there will be two of each …

Is flowering sward the death knell for the English lawn?

The monoculture of the traditional English lawn may be over after the first ”grass-free” lawn made up of 75 species of flowers, that only needs to be mown a handful of times a year, was launched in London.<p>The floral, scented lawn in Avondale Park in Kensington and Chelsea park is mown three to nine …

Man of Steel: why Hollywood needs a break from superhero movies: http://bit.ly/109qSAO What started out as cheap, populist entertainment in comic book form has turned into an endless parade of sexist, semi-fascist bores. Do we now need saving from superheroes?

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10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …