Category: Parenting

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“ICU Grandpa” Snuggles Hospitalized Newborns When Their Parents Can’t Be There

Having to leave your child behind at the hospital is a heartbreaking but sometimes necessary experience. Such was the case for Mary Beth Brulotte, whose son, Logan, was born 3 ½ months early. She felt guilty, and constantly imagined him crying in a cot, all alone, but her husband worked nights and she had an 8-year-old daughter to care for as well.

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Newborn Kidnapped from Sydney Hospital Involved In Hit-and-Run Accident

An alleged failed kidnapping has left one man severely injured, news sources in Sydney say. Hit by a 47-year-old woman, the 40-year-old pedestrian is currently in stable condition at Westmead Hospital. He has, however, suffered head injuries, and that can have lasting effects.

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Natalie Portman Leaves Church With Daughter Amalia

Natalie Portman was spotted out in Hollywood leaving church with her daughter Amalia Millipied on Saturday September 30, 2017.

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Vancouver Woman Openly Shared Her Battle with Cancer on Facebook and is Saving Lives

Erin Barrett might have wanted to reach a lot of women with her eye-opening Facebook post, but it’s doubtful that she ever thought it would go viral – at least not to the extent it has. Her goal was to share the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer with 580 women. By doing so, statistically, she could help save as many as 10 women’s lives.

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Does Praising Your Child Make Them More Likely To Cheat?

Most parents think of praise as a positive thing – a way to reinforce desired behavior. However, a new study suggests that an improper application of praise may do more harm than good. In it, researchers determined that children may be more likely to cheat when they are praised for their abilities, rather than their behavior or effort.

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13 Ways To Spice Up Your Sex Life After Kids!

Parents need to find time for fun. They need to reconnect. Because, trust me when I say this, one of the worst things you can do as a couple is to stop having sex (divorce rates are higher for sexless marriages). So, if you’re like most of us and in need of a little reboot and some spice in your sex life, check out these interesting tips for heating it up after the kids go to sleep

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Sensory Processing Abnormalities in Children with Autism Evident as Early as Six Months

The debate over what causes autism, and when it occurs, has been going on for quite some time now. Some parents (and purported experts) say the condition is caused by vaccination. Others cite environmental exposure issues. However, as more and more research comes in, it becomes evident that autism is congenital – present at birth, or perhaps even while in utero. Now added to the growing body of evidence is a study that found sensory processing abnormalities in six-month-old infants.

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Mom Pumped and Shared Breastmilk to Make Lattes at Burning Man

Miki Agrawal, the founder of Thinx reusable period panties, recently sparked a controversial conversation about all of this when she pumped and shared her breast milk at Burning Man.

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Study Highlights More Developmental Benefits of Reading To Your Child

While most parents know that reading and writing can boost their child’s literacy skills, there are other notable, less-discussed benefits as well. It’s a great way to bond and interact, and it can give your child more confidence in the classroom. But reading and writing with your child may also improve their study habits and executive function skills, a new study says. All in all, that could mean more success for them now, and on into adulthood.

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6 Tips To Help Kids Share More

Sharing is one of those strange concepts. On the one hand, adults aren’t expected to share their personal items with complete strangers, so children shouldn’t be expected to either. On the other hand, sharing is a necessary skill that children must learn. How do you find a balance, and how can you encourage better sharing habits in your child? Check out these tips for answers.

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Breastfeeding May Provide Some Protection Against Hyperactivity During Toddler Years

Breastfeeding offers numerous benefits to both mom and baby. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health indicates that breastfeeding protects infants from respiratory infections, diarrhea, and ear infections. As breastfed babies age, they also experience a lower risk of asthma and obesity. Mothers can also reap benefits, including a lower risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.