Karen Cailotto

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Avoiding Toddler Bedtime Problems

If sleep can be hard for grownups from time to time, it's no wonder that toddlers — who have trouble winding down in any situation — have their bouts …

Sleep

Consequences for Toddlers: Fast Ways to Stop Bad Behavior

When the troublemaker in your toddler insists on misbehaving even after you give her chance after chance to behave, you may need to start instituting …

Potty-Training Games

When it comes to making the leap from diapers to underpants, there are plenty of potential stumbling blocks — hey, tuning into your body’s signals …

Parenting

Top Toddler Reading Quirks

Just because the toddler years are prime-time to read to your tot, doesn’t mean it’ll always be a breeze. Here are three top toddler reading quirks …

Kids

Best Bedtime Routines for Toddlers

Didn't get around to setting a bedtime routine when your child was a baby? It's not too late to start one now. Toddlers love routines because the …

Parenting

What You Don’t Know About C-Sections

Turns out, it’s not so safe to streamline the delivery process<p>Does it seem like everyone and their moms has had a c-section—or knows someone who has? It’s not all in your head: Cesarean delivery rates increased by nearly 60 percent between 1996 and 2009. But a new Centers for Disease Control and …

US kids missing out on HPV vaccine, CDC and doctors say

The HPV vaccine, which protects against a range of cancers as well as genital warts, is safe and works very well, but just half of US girls have received it, health officials said Thursday.<p>And many are missing the shots even as they get other vaccinations during doctor visits, the Centers for …

Public Health

The First Thousand Days of a Baby's Life

The first thousand days of a baby's life are likely to determine the rest of her life -- whether she grows up to be healthy or not, both physically and emotionally. Early childhood education begins early, even before birth. That's what the latest scientific studies of brain development tell us. The …

The Brain

Why is my son so good when others watch him, but bad when he is with me?

Q: When I am away everyone tells me how good my son was when he was with them. The second I arrive he is like a completely different child, and drives me crazy! Why is he so good with others, but is so bad with me?<p>A: Hah! I wish I had a nickel for every parent who asked me this question. You're not …

Most Doctors, Nurses And Midwives Observe Risky Shortcuts Taken During Delivery (STUDY)

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 07/25/2013 10:05 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Most doctors, midwives and nurses who help deliver babies have observed their colleagues taking shortcuts or engaging in behavior that could compromise patient safety, but few speak up about the issue, a new study …

Study of 'crack babies' shows poverty more dangerous to children than cocaine exposure

A study of so-called “crack babies” born in the 1980s and 90s showed that many of the desperate alarms sounded at the time about the devastating …

The cost of child poverty: $500 billion a year

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>The United States has the second-highest child poverty rate among the world’s richest 35 nations, and the cost in economic and educational outcomes is half a trillion dollars a year, according to a new report by the Educational Testing Service.<p>The report, called “Poverty …

California, Here We Come: The Future of Middle School Students and the Golden State

Throughout California this fall, students will enter the most important school years of their lives -- 7th and 8th grade. Regrettably, a majority of these students will cross their schools' thresholds with a serious disadvantage: they come from lower-income families. Of California's 709,000 …

Go Cali! Nation's top two schools aren’t Ivy League

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Britney Spears

How much time do school districts spend on standardized testing? This much.

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Exactly how much standardized testing are school districts subjecting students to these days? A nearly staggering amount, according to a new analysis.<p>“Testing More, Teaching Less: What America’s Obsession with Student Testing Costs in Money and Lost Instructional Time,” …

Moms/Lawyers Seek to Help Schools Eliminate Cyberbullying

When schools starts again in September, administrators will no doubt be seeking ways to effectively deal with bullying.<p>"Everyone has a story about …

The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills

Learning new skills is one of the best ways to make yourself both marketable and happy, but actually doing so isn't as easy as it sounds. The science …

Falling TVs Increasingly Injure Kids

Falling television sets--usually older models that are moved to other rooms when the family upgrades its main TV--are injuring a growing number of kids when the TVs fall. Every 45 minutes, according to a new, longitudinal study conducted by the Child Injury Prevention Alliance, a child arrives at …

The Highs (And Lows) Of Lux's First Teen Mom 2 Visit With His Father

MTV Shows<p>Get the latest on MTV Shows like Teen Wolf, Awkward, Teen Mom and reality TV classics such as Beavis and Butt-head and The Hills. Visit …

Discipline Your Toddler Using Time Out

Time out is often something that parents discover accidentally when their toddlers are just beginning to test the boundaries of what is acceptable …

Parenting

Couple Announces Pregnancy With Adorable ‘Miracle in a Box’ Video

Think you've seen the best <b>pregnancy announcements</b> out there? Think <i>again</i>!<p>This amazing <b>"</b>** Miracle in a Box"** video is probably the sweetest thing I've …

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

<b>Soft Cheeses</b><p>Because of the way these cheeses are made, they may contain harmful bacteria. Unpasteurized cheeses include: brie, feta, Camembert, bleu …

Teenage pregnancies won't be stopped by shaming young mothers

Teenage pregnancy. The term still sends terror shooting through my veins, even now, seven years clear of my teens. It hung over me like a sceptre, …

5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier During Pregnancy

Now that you're pregnant, it's more important than ever to eat the nutrients you and your baby need to thrive. Here's how.<p>Take a prenatal supplement every day<p>It provides the vitamins and minerals you need, such as folic acid, iron, zinc, iodine, vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin A (though you should …

Pregnancy: what and what not to do

<b>Do I need to eat for two?</b><p>No. Babies are clever and will take their share of what their mothers eat. But a balanced diet is essential for pregnant …

50 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Trying for a baby? Being healthy before, during and after pregnancy involves so many different aspects of your life. So, we've compiled a quick list …

Pregnancy

Amazing! Pregnancy in 120 Seconds (WATCH!)

Pregnancy time lapse videos are probably the coolest thing to hit the Internet since the invention of memes. (Yep, I said it. Memes.)<p>In the video …