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  • FAMILY

    Living with Children: Sassiness shouldn't be 'normal' for 5-year-old

    Q: The "sassiness" that I have heard so much about from my friends started a few months ago with my 5-year-old daughter. She will say things to me that I actually find myself tongue-tied on how or what to say to correct her. Sometimes, she apologizes, which tells me she knows she's talking disrespectfully...

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    Ana Veciana-Suarez: Kids' fancy birthdays good for grandparents

    When the last of my children hit their middle school years, I figured my time as a birthday party host - and guest - had wound down to a much-anticipated end. Wrong. As a grandmother and a great-aunt, I'm very much in demand, and this may have more to do with where I live than any particular Martha...

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    Ask Mr. Dad: Dos and don'ts of fathering after divorce

    Dear Mr. Dad: My marriage of 15 years has finally come to an end, and my wife and I have joint physical and legal custody. Because the last thing I want is for my children to become yet another case of "children of divorce," I would appreciate it if you could guide me on how to become the best dad...

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    Facebook OKs breastfeeding photos, but do we really need to see them?

    A few weeks ago, Facebook announced that it now allows photos of women breastfeeding ...

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    Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says

    Vaccines are "one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century" but their use is "suboptimal" because some parents, worried about their safety, refuse them for their children. Vaccines, however, are safe and adverse reactions "extremely rare," says a new medical study out last ...

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    Crucial babyproofing steps

    Thousands of kids are seen in the ER each year due to preventable accidents that happen at home. Taking some time to childproof your home can protect you and your family from experiencing injuries sustained by household accidents. Below you will find some tips to help create a safe and healthy environment...

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    When the mommy (or daddy) guilt comes for you, how do you handle it?

    Mommy and daddy guilt - we've all experienced it. Did you ever ask yourself, "Am I making a big mistake?" or, "Am I forgetting anything important?" How about: "Am I being too hard on my child?" "Will I regret my decisions later?" Yep, we've all been there.

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    Balancing Act: Readers talk about talking too much, and more

    I received so much positive feedback after admitting in my Balancing Act column last week that I talk too much ("Here's the scoop on parental chitchat: Less really is more," June 29), that I've decided to do more listening this week.

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    Moms Gear: Honeywell Table Fan a cool solution for summer heat

    There is nothing quite like a reliable fan to help ward off the sweltering heat that summer brings. Moms might want to consider Honeywell's Oscillating Table Fan with QuietSet Controls, which comes with a one-year limited warranty. It can also help to save up to 20 percent on energy bills when used...

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    Celebrity Baby Scoop: Debbie Matenopoulos: 'I think pregnancy is beautiful'

    "The View" aluma Debbie Matenopoulos is expecting her first child later this year. The two-time Emmy nominee opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her regular role as one of the "family" on "Home & Family," her pregnancy and her new book, "It's All Greek to Me." "Home & Family" airs weekdays at...

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