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Research Shows that Spanking May Lead to Less Gray Matter in Kids’ Brains

Research Shows that Spanking May Lead to Less Gray Matter in Kids’ Brains

To spank or not to spank is one of those heated debates that can turn a room full of otherwise logical parents into a room full of crazy people. Many think that spanking is no longer as popular here in

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Is Lack of Recess Breaks Causing the Alarming Rise in ADHD Diagnoses Among Children?

Is Lack of Recess Breaks Causing the Alarming Rise in ADHD Diagnoses Among Children?

The stats are pretty staggering: as many as 11% of school-aged children in the country have been diagnosed with ADHD since 2011. 10,000 toddlers have also been diagnosed with and medicated for the same

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16 Essential Vegan Foods to Stock Up on to Switch Your Family to a Plant-Based Diet

16 Essential Vegan Foods to Stock Up on to Switch Your Family to a Plant-Based Diet

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8 Ways for Toddlers to Venture Outdoors, Even on Warm Summer Days

8 Ways for Toddlers to Venture Outdoors, Even on Warm Summer Days

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7 Surprising Summer Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator

7 Surprising Summer Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator

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Unstructured Playtime May Be Key to Helping Kids Achieve Independence and Success

Unstructured Playtime May Be Key to Helping Kids Achieve Independence and Success

Summertime: the term once conjured up dreamy visions of kids biking or swimming, playing with their friends, camping out with s’mores, and generally reveling in school-free splendor. Nowadays, summers

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AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

New parents can expect a little extra advice from now on at well-baby check-ups, as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that all parents should read to their children from birth onward.

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Microsoft Office 365 Simplifies Life for Busy Moms

Microsoft Office 365 Simplifies Life for Busy Moms

Brought to you by Microsoft Office How do moms manage to get it all done? Creativity. Energy. The right tools. With one subscription to Office 365, a busy mom can get Office on up to 10 devices. This

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Australia’s Victorian Opera Offers ‘Relaxed’ Performances for Children with Autism and Sensory Disorders

Australia’s Victorian Opera Offers ‘Relaxed’ Performances for Children with Autism and Sensory Disorders

As autism diagnoses continue to rise around the world, beneficial opportunities are becoming more common for children and adults on the autism spectrum — from animal therapy to a cooking system

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‘The Land’ is an Adventure Playground Where Kids Can Run Wild, Light Fires, Explore Independence and Take Risks

‘The Land’ is an Adventure Playground Where Kids Can Run Wild, Light Fires, Explore Independence and Take Risks

At first glance, The Land, a Welsh “adventure” playground, seems like a modern-day parent’s worst nightmare. The Land is riddled with what looks like trash and the walls are covered in

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10 Easy, Natural Ways to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

10 Easy, Natural Ways to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

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GroupMe: A Simple, Safe Way to Communicate with Your Friends and Loved Ones (Sponsored)

GroupMe: A Simple, Safe Way to Communicate with Your Friends and Loved Ones (Sponsored)

I try to spend as little time as possible on my phone, so I’m generally wary of apps and services that even well-meaning friends tell me about. But when I learned about GroupMe, I realized it was one

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A Guide To CSAs: Joining And Making The Most Of Your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

A Guide To CSAs: Joining And Making The Most Of Your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

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How To Prevent Violence by Helping At-Risk Kids

How To Prevent Violence by Helping At-Risk Kids

Editor’s Note: This story is being republished in light of the recent tragic mass shooting at UCSB. If the information herein can help even one person, we are beyond grateful. As someone who writes

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6 Kid-Friendly Homemade Fruit and Veggie Juice Recipes

6 Kid-Friendly Homemade Fruit and Veggie Juice Recipes

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6 Natural Ways to Fight Seasonal Allergies and Still Enjoy the Great Outdoors

6 Natural Ways to Fight Seasonal Allergies and Still Enjoy the Great Outdoors

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HOW TO: Create a Successful Babysitting Co-Op

HOW TO: Create a Successful Babysitting Co-Op

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“Not Available on the App Store” Stickers Remind Us That the Best Kind of Fun is Tech-Free

“Not Available on the App Store” Stickers Remind Us That the Best Kind of Fun is Tech-Free

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