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Mom is resting her head in one hand as she sits in a rocking chair and holds her newborn.

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Postpartum Depression

Reginald Finger

Postpartum depression isn't something to suffer through in silence. Get help!

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Young child standing in front of a blackboard holding academic books with an apple on top; a graduate cap is drawn in chalk over his head

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Anything You Can Do, My Child Can Do Better

Daniel Darling

What do you do when you find other children saying real words, while your child is still mumbling indecipherable gobbledygook?

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Little girl kneeling on floor pouring water from a tea pot into tea cups.

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Toddler-Sized Choices

Sandra Crosser

Give your 2-year-old appropriate choices to help him navigate his burgeoning sense of power so it’s not used to fight against what you ask him to do.

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Overcoming Childhood Fears

When children are young, they may need your guidance to overcome their fear of the dark and more.

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A young girl is hiding her face beneath a blanket.

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Nighttime Fears

The Complete Guide to Baby & Child Care

Do your kids become scared after you tuck them in and leave their room? Do you know what to do?

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The Rift Between Moms

Lisa-Jo Baker

What would it look like if we loved other Moms, as Jesus loved us, instead of taking out a measuring stick?

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Two baby boys, about 5 months old, wearing matching corduroy overalls and caps, sitting up and leaning against each other

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New Mom Comparisons

You may wonder if your child's developmental growth is normal, but comparing him or her to other children the same age can become an annoying habit.

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Two baby boys, about 5 months old, wearing matching corduroy overalls and caps, sitting up and leaning against each other

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When Parents Compare Kids

Early Years Authors

Comparing a child's development isn't necessarily a bad thing, but when parents become competitive, the result can be troublesome.

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Black father bending to greet modestly-dressed toddler daughter on beach

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Why Toddler Modesty?

Ashleigh Slater

Parents can teach toddlers about modesty, which builds an understanding and lays a foundation for future discussions.

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Toddler in a princess tutu throwing a temper tantrum

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4 Ways to Calm Toddler Tantrums

Ashleigh Slater

There are few things more humiliating for parents than public tantrums by their children. Here are four ways to help your young child resolve frustration by teaching him to be independent in a healthy way.

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Mom using finger puppets with her toddler who is in a high chair

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Your Social Baby

Todd Cartmell

Social development is important in every stage of childhood, even the first three years of a child's life. Find age-appropriate ways you can promote healthy social interaction with your child.

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When Your Toddler Misbehaves

Shannon Medisky

What do you do when your toddler acts out? Try these four successful ways to get through these trying times and perhaps avoid a meltdown—both yours and your toddler's.

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The Power of an Ultrasound

A picture worth a thousand words. Listen to the full program here.

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Newborn Challenges

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Taking care of a newborn is amazing and scary and life can be filled with uncertainty. Rely on the advice of those who have been where you are now.

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Generation Snack

According to a new report by Health Affairs, kids today are taking in significantly more calories from snack foods than they did in the 1970s.  Statistics show that half of American children snack four times a day, and that some kids are eating almost constantly, with as many as ten snacks a day.

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Mom with head in hands on couch while two children sit back-to-back with arms crossed in front of her

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Stop Refereeing Your Preschoolers!

Megan Hill

Being the police, detective, mediator and judge for every squabble poorly equips our children for independence. Instead, we should invest time teaching our children to keep the peace. 

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Mom holding an infant while working on the computer

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Post-Birth Career Decisions

These are decisions you make together as a couple. One of the biggest decisions an expectant couple will make is deciding on the working arrangements following the birth of a baby.

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Preschoolers

During the coming months you will have an important window of opportunity to lay foundations that will affect the rest of your preschooler's life.

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Toddlerhood

Sippy cups, playgroups and lots of energy — welcome to the world of toddlers, where everyday is an adventure!

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First-Time Expectant Parents

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First-Time, Expectant Parents

If you and your spouse are expecting your first baby, you will face a lot of challenges. But it will all be worth it.

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