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5 Myths About Labor and Delivery

As I lay here awake at 3:00 a.m. as has become routine for me at 39 weeks pregnant, I'm trying to figure out whether the contractions I'm timing are the real thing or just Braxton-Hicks (the "training" contractions that happen throughout pregnancy). I've been driving myself and everyone around me …

'You've Got to Be Carefully Taught'

<i>Written by Rosemary Strembicki</i><p>When Rogers and Hammerstein wrote "You've got to be carefully taught," the lyrics for their 1949 musical, <i>South Pacific</i>, their message was about racism and the intolerance of people that are different. But every time I hear these words I think about the assumption we …

Baby's First Thanksgiving Recipes

Turn traditional holiday favorites into baby-friendly fare with easy-to-make recipes for nutritious purees, simple finger foods, and more.<p>Make Baby's first Thanksgiving one his taste buds will never forget. We've put a baby-friendly spin on eight traditional holiday foods, many of which are …

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The 20 Best Snacks for Kids

Toss out the junk food and start making snack time fun again! See how these 20 kid-friendly ingredients can turn into healthy homemade snacks. Try the low calorie snack recipes that will keep your kids happy and healthy.<p>1 of 24<p>10 Smart Snacks For Kids<p>1 of 24<p>2 of 24<p>Whole Grain Cereal<p>2 of 24<p>Tina …

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Advice From a 6-Year-Old: How to Slow Down and Enjoy the Adventure

My son and I didn't have school today. Waking up late, snuggling for a while in bed, we enjoyed a slow and relaxing morning. When we decided to head out of the house, I started to rush him to put on his shoes. He gave me an exasperated look and said, "Do we really have to rush with the shoes today? …

When Your Child Prefers One Parent Over Another

<i>By Elissa Sungar</i><p>Is your child choosing one parent over the other? Does she only want Mom to put her to bed? Or, may only Dad pour their milk? Most children will go through a phase (probably more than once) of preferring one parent to the other, and possibly even excluding one parent or caregiver. …

Lessons From a Box of Goldfish (Even the Whole Grain Kind)

I recently received an email from a parent of a Falls Church, VA preschool who was frustrated with the snacks her school was serving. They included: Goldfish, Teddy Grahams, pretzels, graham crackers, Cheerios, Chex Mix and applesauce. Fresh fruit was offered about once every two weeks and …

All Kinds of Feelings: A Child's Emotional Literacy

In the video, "Emotional Baby is Moved to Tears by Mom's Singing," we witness the power of emotion in even the youngest of babies. At only 10 months old, the baby's deep feelings spill over in the form of tears when he hears his mother's beautiful singing.<p>Learning about emotions like these is a …

Here Comes the Son, Deedle Dee Dee

I admit it: I am absolutely in love with my new little miracle baby boy.<p>I love him not only because he looks like me -- unlike my tall, tan, wavy blond Ombre-haired daughter, who is the spitting image of my husband -- but for so many other reasons.<p>As most of you who have children know, the first …

When Your Temper Scares You

Sometimes you don't realize you have a temper till you have kids.<p>And then one night someone carves a pattern into the leather sofa. Or someone just dumps a pencil sharpener out all over the floor. After you've told them not to touch it.<p>Or someone else gets out of bed for the ten thousandth time. …

Early Marker for Autism Discovered in Infants

Infants who do not make eye contact during their first months of life may be displaying a marker for autism, researchers from the National Institutes of Mental Health reported in a potentially game-changing study that was published in the journal Nature. the study found that eye contact and …