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Doctors Urge More Playtime for Children

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Here's some soothing medicine for stressed-out parents and overscheduled kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is more good, old-fashioned playtime.

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Step-by-Step Toilet Training

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Toilet training is one of the major accomplishments of early childhood. But before your child can master it, he has to be both biologically and emotionally ready. Different children are ready at different ages; the timing has nothing to do with their intelligence, personality, or motivation. Here are three steps that can help your child maximize his success...

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Single-Sex Classrooms: Coming Soon to Your Local Public School

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In 1972, Title IX of the U.S. Education Act guaranteed that no educational institution receiving federal funds could discriminate on the basis of sex. So why are public schools thinking of creating same-sex classrooms?

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Imaginary Friends: Should You Be Concerned?

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How to cope if Lizzie keeps inviting Tiffany for dinner -- and Tiffany doesn't exist.

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Raising Confident Sons Who Have Respect For Others

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Help him develop a strong sense of well-being and sensitivity to the needs and feeling of others.

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Teach Your Kids Listening Skills

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How To Complete The Cycle Of Good Communication By Teaching Your Kids Listening Skills

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Autism

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With autism on the rise -- as many as 12 in every 10,000 children (boys more than girls) -- how can a parent tell if their child is autistic or if they have some other mental health disorder?

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Simple Mommy Secrets to Choosing the Right Chores for Kids

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Several years ago I learned a Mommy Secret from my girlfriend about kids' chores that I've never forgot.

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Top Tips for Raising a Terrific Toddler

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The toddler years are some of the most exciting and dynamic in all of childhood. During this stage, children experience extensive cognitive, emotional, and physical development.

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