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  1. Parenting

    The "bye-bye" syndrome epidemic

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    More than one child every week dies as a result of being struck by their own parents' car as they run outside to say goodbye. How...
  2. Food Articles

    Food your children can make

    Getting down and dirty in the kitchen with your kids can be a fun bonding experience. It can also be the perfect atmosphere to teach...
  3. Home

    Child safety devices: Tips for childproofing your home

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    Over two and a half million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these...
  4. Living

    How to start a family blog

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    Why should you start a family blog? In this age of cyber-communication, the days of handwritten notes sharing news of little...
  5. K-12

    The hidden dangers of blogging

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    When parents blog, do kids get hurt? In your quest for comments and recognition, have you cast off the cloak of anonymity that once...
  6. Family Fun

    Kids Easter craft: Home decorations

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    When decorating the house for spring and Easter, we think about adding color and adding decor items. Always adding! But there's a...
  7. Family Fun

    Live Easter pets: Buying bunnies or chicks for kids

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    They are so cute, aren't they? Baby bunnies and chicks are fluffy and soft and can elicit an "Aww!" from even the most hardened...
  8. Children's Health

    Looking at hospitalization through a child's eyes

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    From toddlers to teens, you can help to ease your child's fear of hospitalization.
  9. Parenting Articles

    Set rules for kids and video game play

    After weeks or months of pleading, you let your kids convince you that they truly cannot survive without the latest must-have video...
  10. Parenting Articles

    Safety first: Tips to keep kids safe during the summer

    Summertime. For kids, it means freedom, the great outdoors, and lots of physical activity. For parents, it can be terrifying to...
  11. School & Education

    Repeating kindergarten

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    At the beginning of the school year, you send your child on the big yellow bus, blinking back tears as your baby ventures out into...
  12. Parenting Articles

    Play it again, Mom

    Some parents might be worried at the sound of a two-year-old clapping gleefully and announcing “TiVo!” when the cheerful icon...
  13. Parenting Articles

    Party on, kids: How to plan the perfect sleepover

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    It happens to the best parents. Sometime between first and fifth grade, your child comes to you with a request. "Can I have a...
  14. Parenting Articles

    Let’s get real: Reality shows you can watch with your kids

    When Kid Nation aired this past year, bloggers around the world questioned the parents who could be irresponsible enough to send...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Checklist for stepparents

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    "Blending a family is hard work," said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems...
  16. Parenting Articles

    Kids' favorite holiday music

    The house always seems more festive with music playing, and that's especially true at the holiday season. With so much great music...
  17. Parenting Articles

    Is your kid smarter than that contestant?

    Way back in “the olden days” before cell phones and email, game shows weren’t exactly prime time entertainment. Sure, you could...
  18. Parenting Articles

    Hot holiday books: New releases your kids want to read

    Even though we've barely dusted off the backpacks and started the school year, it's already time to start thinking about holiday...