parenting

Study finds that babies know how to show empathy & understand when adults are sad

Study finds that babies know how to show empathy & understand when adults are sad

They cry, they want lots of attention, and they want it NOW! From the moment a baby is born, it can seem to be all about them and what they’re feeling, even if they don’t have the words to

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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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Richard Branson offers employees a year of fully paid maternity and paternity leave

Richard Branson offers employees a year of fully paid maternity and paternity leave

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has built his empire by being a trailblazer via a variety of bold and unexpected endeavors (music, tech that benefits the environment, and space travel are

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Hundreds protest against the circumcision of 4 year-old Chase, scheduled for this Thursday

Hundreds protest against the circumcision of 4 year-old Chase, scheduled for this Thursday

We previously reported that a young boy’s mother was forced by a Florida judge to consent to her son’s circumcision against her will. Public outcry in defense of the boy, four year-old Chase,

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HOW TO: Create a successful babysitting co-op

HOW TO: Create a successful babysitting co-op

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Sweden will offer a third month of paid paternity leave to dads starting in 2016

Sweden will offer a third month of paid paternity leave to dads starting in 2016

Okay, we get it: being a parent in Sweden is awesome. One of the top 5 places to be a mom and a top 5 place for overall child well-being, the country is adding a third month of PAID paternity leave for

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Gut bacteria (or lack of it) may be causing your toddler’s temper tantrums

Gut bacteria (or lack of it) may be causing your toddler’s temper tantrums

Temper tantrums are a rite of passage for most toddlers, and although they are a normal phase of development, researchers from Ohio State University think they have pinpointed another potential cause: the

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Jamie Oliver’s Family Food Tube channel includes vegan recipes and healthy eating tips for families

Jamie Oliver’s Family Food Tube channel includes vegan recipes and healthy eating tips for families

Jamie Oliver’s quest to create awareness about healthy foods has taken him all over the world, and now he’s available in your own home. As the dad of four children, it’s no wonder that

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California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

We reported last month on a proposed bill in California that would make child vaccinations a requirement for attendance in public and private schools. Following the news that the Senate passed the bill on

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Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

In Florida yesterday, (May 22), a judge sentenced a four year-old boy named Chase to a circumcision. Heather Hironimus, the boy’s mother, lost a months-long court battle and was ultimately unable to

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Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

When our little ones are feeling ill, our main priority is to get them better and back to their normal, cartwheeling, bouncing, running around selves. Many parents (and children’s doctors) turn

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Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the happiest children in the world live? It depends on how you define happiness, according to Children’s Worlds International Survey of Children’s Well-Being. The recent survey,

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9 ways to declutter your home & keep it tidy (even if you have kids)

9 ways to declutter your home & keep it tidy (even if you have kids)

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Kids are spending over one full day online per week

Kids are spending over one full day online per week

Despite recommendations that children should not be exposed to more than two hours of screen time each day (and the less screen time, the better), a recent study of British youth found that the average

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Positive discipline methods + why you shouldn’t yell at or spank your kids

Positive discipline methods + why you shouldn’t yell at or spank your kids

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Designer Rachel Zoe opens an on-site office nursery for her employees’ babies

Designer Rachel Zoe opens an on-site office nursery for her employees’ babies

When five of designer Rachel Zoe’s employees announced their pregnancy within a period of a few months, she made an important and thoughtful decision: she had an office nursery built. For Zoe, the

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The best country in the world to be a mom is… (hint: it’s not the USA, which ranks 33rd)

The best country in the world to be a mom is… (hint: it’s not the USA, which ranks 33rd)

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Save the Children has released their annual “Mothers’ Index,” a scorecard of the best and worst places in the world to be a mom. Taking into

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Johnson & Johnson now offers up to 17 weeks of PAID parental leave for employees

Johnson & Johnson now offers up to 17 weeks of PAID parental leave for employees

The U.S. standard of paid parental leave would be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic: our country is among the very few worldwide that doesn’t guarantee any paid maternity leave. Johnson

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