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The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen? Feature
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The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen?

Speech and hearing experts warn that our ever-increasing tech habits may affect children's speech and language development and could harm hearing.

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms
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Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Learn 7 ways to improve your breastfeeding success, and 4 common breastfeeding challenges, including a low milk supply and sore nipples.

Don't Name Your Baby That (and Other Things You Shouldn't Say)
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Don't Name Your Baby That (and Other Things You Shouldn't Say)

When someone tells you the baby names they're considering, don't react with horror or advice. Just keep smiling.

The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'
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The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'

To make someone feel loved, a small gesture might be best, a new study suggests.

6 Ways to Protect Your Baby During Cold and Flu Season
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6 Ways to Protect Your Baby During Cold and Flu Season

There are steps you can take to help prevent the number of colds your baby will get. And, perhaps most important, there are steps you can take to ensure he never gets the flu.

Are You an Elephant Mom or a Tiger Mom?
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Are You an Elephant Mom or a Tiger Mom?

Step aside Tiger Mom. It's OK for parents to nurture, protect and encourage their children, especially when they're very young.

11 Tips to Get Over Working Mom Guilt
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11 Tips to Get Over Working Mom Guilt

Please stop beating yourself up about your work/life balance. It's not worth the negative energy.

6 Secrets for Successfully Clipping Your Baby's Nails
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6 Secrets for Successfully Clipping Your Baby's Nails

Even though your baby's nails are softer and more pliable than yours, they still can cause scratches and need trimming regularly. Here are some tips.

Breastfeeding: 10 Questions to Ask
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Breastfeeding: 10 Questions to Ask

Questions to ask your health care provider when breastfeeding

Cutting Back on School Recess Could Have Negative Effects
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Cutting Back on School Recess Could Have Negative Effects

Even though it has been found to have many social benefits, schools are still cutting back on recess time.

Most Prescription Meds Lack Dosing Guidelines for Obese Kids
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Most Prescription Meds Lack Dosing Guidelines for Obese Kids

Obesity can change how prescription drugs work, but many medications used to treat children don't say so on their labels, researchers report.

Don't Name Your Baby That (and Other Things You Shouldn't Say)
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Don't Name Your Baby That (and Other Things You Shouldn't Say)

When someone tells you the baby names they're considering, don't react with horror or advice. Just keep smiling.

Positive Teen Parenting Tips
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Positive Teen Parenting Tips

The younger teen years are some of the most emotional, physical and difficult years for adolescents.

Dating Violence Tied to Spankings in Childhood
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Dating Violence Tied to Spankings in Childhood

Spanking your child may have unintended consequences as he or she forges adult romantic relationships years later, a new study suggests.

A Sleepy Child Is More Likely to Pile on Pounds
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A Sleepy Child Is More Likely to Pile on Pounds

Poor sleep may make your children more than just grumpy, a new study suggests.

For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues
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For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they're likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds.

Tougher State Laws Curb Vaccine Refusers
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Tougher State Laws Curb Vaccine Refusers

A Washington state law aimed at discouraging nonmedical childhood vaccine exemptions seems to have worked, a new study finds.

Just Gaze Into Your Baby's Eyes
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Just Gaze Into Your Baby's Eyes

Eye contact between parents and their infants has many benefits. A new study shows it actually helps synchronize their brain waves.

Opioid Epidemic Also Taking Toll on Babies
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Opioid Epidemic Also Taking Toll on Babies

In yet another example of how far-reaching the fallout from America's opioid epidemic is, researchers report that babies exposed to these narcotics while in the womb run the risk of certain head and neck abnormalities.

Why Is Surgery Riskier for Black Children?
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Why Is Surgery Riskier for Black Children?

Black children are more than twice as likely as white kids to die from surgery complications in the United States, a new study suggests.

Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids
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Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids

Kids and their smartphones aren't easily parted, but if you want your children to get a good night's sleep and to stay at a healthy weight, limiting bedtime screen time appears key, new research suggests.

Majority of Children May Face Obesity as Adults
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Majority of Children May Face Obesity as Adults

The majority of children growing up in America today will be obese by age 35, a new computer analysis predicts.

New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika
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New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika

Three new eye problems—retinal lesions, bleeding in the retina and abnormal blood vessel development in the retina—in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.

Don't Toss Over-the-Counter Medicine Boxes and Dosing Devices
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Don't Toss Over-the-Counter Medicine Boxes and Dosing Devices

Here's how to keep an organized medicine cabinet to help keep your family safe. Start by saving the over-the-counter medicine boxes and dosing devices.