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16 Nov Olympic Gold: Child Abuse and Strong Families

At Penn State’s Child Sexual Abuse Conference, Olympic medalists Sugar Ray Leonard and Margaret Hoelzer, as well as Elizabeth Smart, who had been abducted as a child, told very different stories about how they handled sexual abuse. Boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard told how, as a...

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04 Nov You Must Keep Calm While You’re Pregnant. Really?

Attention pregnant mothers: Besides giving up caffeine and alcohol, suffering from morning sickness, making sure you don't gain too much weight, and taking prenatal vitamins, new research says you have to remain calm during your pregnancy. That's right. A new study has shown that prenatal...

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15 Oct Newborn Checklist

Expectant parents are inundated with advice--both good and bad--from well-meaning friends and family about what exactly they will need for their new baby. Will you want a special pillow for breastfeeding? Should you buy a crib and a bassinet? A swing and a bouncy chair?...

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19 Sep Fish and Pregnancy: A Careful Balance

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis parents didn’t hear often prior to the 1980’s. It’s now a real concern with one in 10 children in the United States being formally diagnosed with the disorder. Recently, researchers published data suggesting that pregnant mother’s fish intake...

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01 Aug Breastfeeding Boost

Are you pregnant and considering breastfeeding? If so, you may want to add a baby carrier to your registry list. Recent research shows a link between using a baby carrier and breastfeeding success. The study followed 200 Italian mothers and their healthy term babies. One hundred...

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23 Jun Background Television and Children

As an expecting or new parent, you may already have given some thought to what your child will be (or already is) watching on television, and how much time he or she will spend in front of the screen. Research shows that violent television breeds...

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09 Jun Honestly!

Honesty is one of the top goals we have for our kids. None of us wants to raise a child who lies, who can’t be trusted. I know that being lied to by one of my children makes me angry more quickly than anything else....

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22 May The Grand Challenge: Getting Baby to Sleep

This is a common topic of discussion—and argument—between many sleep-deprived parents of young children.   Some parents swear by sleep training, where a child learns to go to sleep on his or her own, asserting that it saved their sanity and helped their child to learn...

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