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So Your Kid Accidentally Saw You Having Sex–Now What?!

I was maybe eight, or nine-years-old, and it was an early weekend morning and I was hungry for French toast. I did what most children would do -- walk into my mother's room to kindly/demandingly reque…

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Are Chickens Smarter Than Your Toddler?

I clearly remember being at the state fair as a young child and coming face-to-face with a tic-tac-toe playing chicken. My father fronted the quarter (or however much it cost) to have me, a free-wille…

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Confronting Childhood Fears

All children have anxieties and fears – some more than others. Some of these fears have roots in real threats, like getting stung by a bee or getting sick and throwing up, whereas others live largely …

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Are Legos Now Too Commercial?

Man, I loved Lego as a kid. Those little toy plastic bricks from Denmark were the building blocks of my childhood. I had a huge wooden chest with an assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes that served…

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Can a House Calm a Hyperactive Kid?

“The first thing your home needs if you have a hyperactive child is to be as free of clutter and chaos as possible,” said Dr. Sharon Saline, PsyD. Saline has a practice in Northampton, MA and has be…

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Coffee Stunts Children’s Growth: Myth or Fact?

Should kids drink coffee? Does it stunt their growth? Will it make them grow a head of blue hair? Find out the answers to most of these questions in this video.…

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Focus on Baby’s Sight

A newborn's eyes don't move together until about 3 months, and the true color of their eyes will come out at around 6 months. Blood vessels in the eyes may have burst while the baby was being born but…

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Is Your Child Building Character?

One of the harder things to do as a parent is to allow your child to struggle, and potentially fail. Especially when our children are very young, we want to scoop them up and protect them from, not ju…

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The Kids Grow Up – Fast

Ask any parent, children grow up fast. One day they are babies, and the next day they are out the door. It sounds clichéd, I know. So much so that when my son was a baby, after hearing such clichés co…

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What Not to Say to Kids

There are the obvious things you should never, under any circumstances ...no matter how extreme, utter to your child. Things like, “I wish you were never born,” “I hate you,” “No one likes you,” and “…

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