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    How to raise happy kids
    According to research, happiness is approximately 50 percent genetic, 10 percent influenced by life circumstances, and 40 percent influenced by our thoughts. The good news about this is - we can learn to change our thoughts in order to increase...
  • Toddler dies after ingesting liquid nicotine
    Toddler dies after ingesting liquid nicotine
    A young boy has likely become to first child ever to die from ingesting liquid nicotine, according to a New York Daily News article published December 15, 2014.The boy, age 1, accidentally consumed the liquid at his home where he was found...
  • New studies link brain inflammation and preeclampsia with increased autism risk
    New studies link brain inflammation and preeclampsia with increased autism risk
    Two new studies published this week link various risk factors with the development of autism. The first study published Wednesday in the journalNature Communicationsanalyzed 104 samples of brain tissue in 72 individuals, 32 of whom were diagnosed...
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    Why pre-paid/no-contract is the best way to go for your child’s first smartphone
    You have made your decision: It’s time to get your child his/her first smartphone, but there are still plenty of questions that need to be answered. What type of smartphone do you get your child? Do you add him/her to your plan or do you use...
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    5 Signs your child is ready for his or her first smartphone
    To smartphone or not to smartphone, that is the question. As a parent, how do you know if your son or daughter is ready for his or her first phone? There’s no single, indisputable answer, but if you see these traits in your child, it may be...
  • TracFone
    Balancing fun and functional with your child's new smartphone
    You're ready to purchase your child's first smartphone, but there are so many options on the market. You want safe and reliable, while your child wants fun and games. Beyond that, you want to ensure that you won't be spending an arm...
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    Four Questions to ask when deciding if your child is ready for a smartphone
    Kids are getting smartphones at an even younger age, so it’s no surprise your child is asking for his/her own. You might even be starting to see the advantages of getting your child one. Here are five questions to ask yourself as you decide...
  • "Because" Just Isn't the Answer
    "Because" Just Isn't the Answer
    Children are inquisitive by nature. When they are younger, it's usually because they want to better understand something. When they are older, it's because they want to better understand why you think something is important and why they...
  • Vaccine
    Poll finds most parents want kids in daycare fully vaccinated
    According to the National Poll on Children's Health conducted by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, over 80 percent of parents want all children in daycare to be required to be up to date on their vaccinations. The poll was conducted on...
  • In loving Memory of Nikita
    Animals are people too: The stories of Nikita.
    Animals are people too is a phrase that only true animal lovers can understand. You know who you are. You are the type of people who don't get upset when a little dog slobber gets on you when your pet greets you. You probably have just as much...
  • Moozi, formula bottles made easy
    Moozi, simplifying the formula bottle making process
    The time as a new parent is wonderful, scary and stressful. Moments are full of joy, like the first smile or giggle. These precious times can make those difficult times fade away. Unfortunately, the daily grind of feedings, diapers and crying can...
  • Google for Kids
    Child Friendly: What Google Searches For in Children
    Google has recently announced that it is working on a new kid-friendly version of the Google search engine. Google's objective in creating this version is based on the concern of parents who want their children to be safe while having fun on...
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    Is there a right age for your child’s first smartphone?
    Your child has been begging for a smartphone for what feels like forever, but how can you know whether or not now is the right time? Your child may be insisting, “Everyone else has one!” But as every parent knows, that's not the...
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    Five things to consider when choosing your kid’s first smartphone
    You’ve decided your child needs a smartphone, but you know there’s a lot more to consider than simply picking out the right color and model. Along with examining child safety features to seeing how a new data plan will fit into your...
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    4 Ground rules to set with your children when they get their first smartphones
    For many kids these days, getting that first smartphone is just as much a rite of passage as riding a bike for the first time or losing that first tooth. But before you hand over that smartphone, gain some peace of mind by making sure your child...