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The Best Chores for Toddlers to 10-Year-Olds

No Comments 07 August 2014

Most of us are blind to our children's growth. We see them getting taller, having real conversations, learning to ride a bike, but we don't realize all the other things they can do–including helping out around the house, which builds their confidence and independence. This guide from Family Whispering shares what your child could be doing, not necessarily what he or she should be doing. That's for you to decide.

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How to Reject Peer Pressure from Other Parents

3 Comments 03 June 2014

Does your child really need the new iPhone? Or yet another extra-curricular activity? It's easy to confuse wants with needs in our more-is-better culture. Make it your practice to consider "Is this really what I want for my family, or am I buying into someone else's ideas of what families must do?" Then use these six great responses from Family Whispering.

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Levi Johnston has a new memoir discussing his relationship with Bristol Palin and her mother Sarah Palin

Pillow Talk with Levi Johnston: Bristol’s Pregnancy Was No Accident

No Comments 20 September 2011

By Deborah Goldstein Whatever your feelings about Levi Johnston, you can’t argue that he never fails to bring the drama. Especially now. Out today, Johnston’s new memoir Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs shares his side of the story. And as you might’ve guessed, his version varies just a smidge from estranged baby mama Bristol Palin’s published account.

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How to raise your child on a healthy vegetarian diet without sacrificing nutrients

Bringing up Baby on a Vegetarian Diet

No Comments 21 June 2011

More and more families are choosing to become vegetarian, and a balanced, meat-free diet can be very healthy. However, it is important to replace the nutrients meat provides -- particularly protein, iron, zinc, and possibly some B vitamins, says Annabel Karmel, author of SuperFoods for Babies and Children.

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Healthy school lunches for kids include veggies and simple snacks

The Duggar Family’s Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

2 Comments 07 June 2011

Stuck in a snack rut? Get kid-friendly, affordable snack ideas from two parents with a lot of mouths to feed -- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and authors of A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work.

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12 Signs You’re Overindulging Your Child

No Comments 30 March 2011

Kids don't need parents who make them happy. They need parents who will make them capable, says Jill Rigby, author of Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World.

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9 Tips for Living a Fertile Lifestyle

No Comments 16 March 2011

You can take control of your reproductive function by living a healthy lifestyle. Here’s what you can do to increase your chances of producing viable sperm and high-quality eggs. From A Baby at Last!: The Couple’s Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant -- from Cutting-Edge Treatments to Commonsense Wisdom, by Weill Cornell Medical Center physicians Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., and Marc Goldstein, M.D., with Mark L. Fuerst.

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6 Parenting Habits that Protect Your Daughter in Today’s World

No Comments 03 February 2011

A protective dad, or mom, sets clear boundaries to create a safe, wholesome environment. Learn how from John and Helen Burns, authors of What Dads Need to Know About Daughters/What Moms Need to Know About Sons.

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How to Grow a Runner

No Comments 14 October 2010

Learn how to encourage kids to take up running for fun, fitness, and long-lasting health and well-being, from Marc Bloom, author of Young Runners: The Complete Guide to Healthy Running for Kids From 5 to 18.

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5 Ways Stressed-Out Teen Girls Can Find Time to Relax and Enjoy Life

No Comments 20 May 2010

“Supergirls” feel the unrelenting need to succeed -- sometimes at the cost of their own happiness and sanity. Liz Funk, a 21-year-old college grad, self proclaimed “recovering Supergirl,” and author of Supergirls Speak Out, has advice for other Gen Y girls who, like her, feel like 100% just isn’t enough.

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How to Keep Your Kids Moving During the Winter

No Comments 26 February 2010

Cold weather challenges our best intentions to keep kids motivated and fit. Baseball star Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura, share seven ideas for fun winter activities. From their book Fit Home Team: The Posada Family Guide to Health, Exercise, and Nutrition the Inexpensive and Simple Way

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