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Parenting and Child Care

Many issues face parents today, and some of the most popular topics include daycare, child care, immunizations and health care, discipline, social interactions, safety, food and nutrition, Internet usage, toys and much more. Check out our expert articles on these and many other topics of interest to parents.

Countless studies have shown that the relationship you have with your daughter will ultimately form the template she uses later in life for her own relationships. Since having a strong relationship with your daughter will develop her confidence and possibly even make her do better at all educational levels, striving to strengthen the father-daughter relationship...

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While teens look forward to summer all year long as a great time to relax and catch up on sleep, after a week or so, at least for most teens, it can become a time of boredom and frustration. Watching TV all day, playing video games, and staring at an iPod or other device might seem like...

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Nothing says summer quite like hanging out in your backyard swimming pool. In fact, private swimming pools provide one of the best opportunities for kids to get outside and stay active during the long summer months. While pools are fun, they can also be dangerous, which is why it’s important to take a couple of...

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Take Your Child to Work Day started as Take Your Daughter to Work Day, founded in 1992 by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation. In 2002, it expanded to include sons as well. It’s a popular activity all over the country, because it’s a great opportunity for kids to see firsthand what their parents do...

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Take Your Kids to Work Day is, among other things, designed to help children begin making connections between education, their interests and the infinitely varied world of work. This is more important than ever, since roughly two-thirds of employers report recent high school and college grads are unprepared for the workplace. Declining hard skills are...

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There are countless reasons why you may not be able to participate in Take Your Kids to Work Day. Perhaps your employment involves safety, privacy or security concerns. Perhaps you’re always on the road or in meetings. Perhaps your kids simply find your job or career field uninteresting. When you can’t take your kids to...

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Each year as part of the nationwide event known as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, roughly 3.5 million employers open their doors on the fourth Thursday in April and welcome kids aged 8 to 18 into the workplace. The program was launched in 1993, and today an estimated 37 million employees take...

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As any parent can attest, the terrible twos is real and can test anyone’s patience and parenting skills. While most parents won’t consider this good news, child experts say the occasional tantrums and acts of defiance isn’t the sole modus operandi of 2-year-olds. In fact, tantrums and outbursts can begin as early as a child’s first birthday...

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Is your young child exhibiting occasional aggressive behavior that has you concerned? Assuming this behavior isn’t the result of an underlying mental health issue, child experts say it is vital to address any episodes of aggressive behavior immediately so that your child clearly understands that is not an acceptable way to act. Consider these tips...

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