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One psychologist says time outs are a damaging form of punishment similar to spanking.

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Luckily, the baby is here and her name is not too insane!

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Eating lunch at school is not just about satiating hunger — it helps kids learn and is an important part of their nutrition intake for the day.

Yet despite new guidelines intended to reduce obesity and improve the healthiness of school lunches, eating at the school cafeteria can come with its own set of challenges, particularly if a la carte and fast-food options are available.

If your kids are eating school lunches, be sure to talk to them about their choices. And consider asking them to limit their weekly intake of certain foods — for example French fries — and make healthier options.

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The Doctors reveal the answer to the age-old question of why our fingers get pruney during a long, luxurious bath.

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So, here we are, staring at Easter already and… more candy.

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Parents are the main source of a child’s sense of self-worth.

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Sleeping seems like one of the easiest, most natural functions to most adults, but most parents can attest that getting a child to bed can be full of problems.

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Turn your attention to household hazards such as cleaning products, cosmetics and hygiene products.

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An effort to help the family of a 5-month-old Missouri boy with cancer has inspired thousands of people across the U.S. and even abroad to take a plunge into cold bodies of water.

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“Her spirit, her optimism, her strength – it radiated out of her,” her husband Max Joice said in the video below.

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There was a time when kale was just ornamental. Then suddenly it became a culinary superstar!

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At first Kelly and Layton Rausch had trouble believing their baby couldn’t hear, but tests showed a mild to moderate hearing loss.

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Young people are ingesting the nicotine used in e-cigarettes, leading to an increase in calls to poison control centers in Nebraska.

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snacks

Think of children’s snacks as less like actual snacks, and more like mini-meals.

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Get three tips on how to have a baby later in life.

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Dr. Jeremy Toffle of Children’s Physicians offers ways to teach your children teamwork, incorporate cooperation and not competition.

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Dr. Jeremy Toffle of Children’s Physicians in Bellevue gives tips on how to handle the battle of brothers and sisters…

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We’ve got some good news and bad news about the human papilloma virus (HPV). How about the bad news first?

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Sharing, just like everything else up to this point, is a practiced skill.

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Many supermarkets have expanded their organic offerings. Choose wisely.

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