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Gay Marriage is NOT Bad for Children

In light of the historic Supreme Court rulings this week, the overturning of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and the rule against Californiaís Proposition 8, which effectively banned gay marriage thr…

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Why Babies in Finland Come With a Box

"Nanny state" is usually used as a derogatory term, but in Finland they take it literally. The results have benefited parents and newborn babies tremendously! Meet Finland's baby box. Seventy-five …

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Are We ‘Oversharing’ Our Parenthood?

Becoming a parent is, inarguably, the most meaningful and momentous thing someone could introduce into his or her life. And when you stop to consider how often people get together and have kids, it is…

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The Benefits Of Baby Massages

Why do baby massages really matter? Iím a Child and Family Health Nurse from Australia and Iíve been teaching parents baby massage for over 14 years. As a midwife I knew it was important but did…

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How to Talk with Your Kids About Sex

This week's episode of "Perfectly Imperfect Parents"†on The Chopra Well is all about how to talk with your kids about sex. Dr. Cara Natterson from the show shares her thoughts and tips. Number 1 pie…

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Where Do We Draw the Line with Bullying?

My daughter recently told me about an incident with some of her friends. A group of them were together singing, dancing and having fun. One friend, a free spirited, earnest girl, was enthusiasticall…

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Should We Lie to Kids About Santa Claus?

I really love Christmas. The tree decorating, the egg nog, the cheesy Hallmark movies - I love it all. And that's partly due to the fact that I'm lucky enough to have had a lot of great Christmases as…

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Is Having Kids A Necessity To ‘Having It All’?

By Lisa Steadman for YourTango.com. Ever since Anne-Marie Slaughter's article Why Women Still Can't Have It All appeared in the July issue of The Atlantic, I've been fired up and pissed off ... bec…

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Back to School Bliss!

By Mallika Chopra Have to admit ó the happiest person in my house right now may just be me. †Just the thought of school starting next week brings a smile to my face ó oh, how wonderful it will be…

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The Sweetest Photo You’ll See Today: Dad Wears Skirt

Nils Pickert lives in a small, traditionally religious town in Germany. He also has a five-year-old son who enjoys wearing dresses and skirts and painting his nails. Instead of discouraging his son fr…

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