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How Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Teens' Brains

by ParentCo.

A recent study found that being addicted to smartphones creates a chemical imbalance in the brain linked to depression and anxiety in young people.

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The Little Things That Will Make or Break Your Relationship

by ParentCo.

As if on cue, he hears the back door open. His wife is home, and somehow she’s more chipper than ever.

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Why You May Want to Hide the Ibuprofen Bottle From Your Husband If You Are Trying to Get Pregnant

by Sandi Schwartz

Getting pregnant is not a walk in the park for every couple who dreams of becoming parents.

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Stop in the Name of Hormones: When Puberty Meets Perimenopause

by Amy Barnes 

I do not want a she-shed, even though I love to craft. I'd prefer to call it a hormone time-out hut. My dream hormone hut wouldn’t be mine alone.

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Could Acetaminophen Use Contribute to Delayed Speech Among Girls?

by Angela Repke

New research suggests that pregnant women who take Tylenol "or its equivalent) may have daughters with delayed speech.

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Being Direct With Your Kids May Be Their Path to Avoid Unhealthy Eating

by Angela Repke

It turns out, if you want your children to avoid the consumption of junk food, being more direct may be the way to go.

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Are Divorce Rates Really Higher for Families With Special Needs Kids?

by Calleen Petersen

The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study offers excellent insight into whether or not the divorce rate is higher for families with Special Needs children.

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No, Teens Are Not Eating Laundry Pods

by ParentCo.

All of this media attention is already infuriating for the way it maligns all teenagers as reckless and stupid.

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How Can You Prevent Trampoline Injury? Stop Treating it Like a Toy

by ParentCo.

The problem with trampolines isn't so much safety as it is categorization. When we categorize trampolines as sports equipment, they look much different.

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How to Live a Life of Lagom (and Prosper) Like the Swedes

by ParentCo.

Still obsessed with the Scandinavians, people are now moving onto the Swedish lifestyle word: lagom.

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What the Experts Say About Keeping Babies Warm in Winter

by ParentCo.

The benefits to heading outdoors in the winter mean bundling up and heading out. But how do you properly dress an infant for the winter elements?

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Brazilian Waxing Is Hot?

by Johanna Goodfellow

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Healthy, Happy Kids: What You Can Do to Promote Resilience

by ParentCo.

There are four protective factors that are core to promoting emotional well-being, resilience, and reducing the risky behaviors you may fear as a parent.

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For a Healthier Brain: Less Bacon, More Sleep, and Keep Moving

by Michelle Ridell

The good news is there are active measures we can take right now to avoid or counteract beta-amylase production and ensure brain health.

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One Interesting Factor That Could Impact Future Family Size

by ParentCo.

Parents' experiences with their preterm children may make them more hesitant to have more children.

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It’s the Chocolate Apocalypse. If You Need Me I’ll Be in the Candy Aisle.

by ParentCo.

What is the world, really without chocolate? We are about to find out.

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When Your Car’s Fuel Gauge Isn’t the Only Thing on “E”

by Patrick William Danz

I realized the empty fuel gauge was indicative of most facets of my life. Essentially, everything is on “E.”

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Discovered: How My Father Spared Me My #Metoo Moment

by Rebecca Martin

A grown man had “noticed” me. Was I supposed to want that? To feel flattered? Abandon my teenage suspicion that I was hideous?

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Choose a Partner You Can Be Playful With

by The Gottman Institute

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Let's Talk About The Slump

by ParentCo.

To any mother out there who has in the past or is experiencing the slump – or any mental health challenges for that matter – let’s talk about it.

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Today Is an “I Hate Kevin” Day

by Rachel Ulriksen

I’m invisible, and today I’m letting myself be mad about it. I hate Kevin. I wish he had never been born.

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The Benefits of Letting Grudges Go

by Dolores Smyth

Consider that the harmful effects of long-standing grudges also hurt those we most want to protect: our children.

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I Miss My Husband

by ParentCo.

It seems silly for me to say I miss my husband because it is silly, because he’s right here next to me most of the time.

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Boredom in Motherhood: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Teresa Currivan

A mother can be completely overwhelmed, anxious, busy doing all the right things for her family, and be bored.

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