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How Our Words Shape Our Kids’ View of Themselves

How Our Words Shape Our Kids’ View of Themselves

Author: Sanya Pelini / Source: Parent Co. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me” is a phrase that initially appeared in 1872 to teach kids that name-calling was harmless. It was one of the greatest lies ever told to kids. Words hurt. And the words we repeatedly hear can become self-fulfilling prophecies. People tend to act […]

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Five Ways To FOMO-Proof Your Parenting

Five Ways To FOMO-Proof Your Parenting

Author: Susan Narjala / Source: Parent Co. For the last few years, the term FOMO has been brandished about on practically every online platform. In fact, the word was added to the Oxford Dictionary as far back as 2013. Here’s how it’s defined: “Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social […]

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Premature Babies Remain At ‘High Risk’ Of Developmental Delay, So What Can Parents Do?

Premature Babies Remain At ‘High Risk’ Of Developmental Delay, So What Can Parents Do?

Author: Amy Packham / Source: HuffPost UK Rates of survival among premature babies have increased during the past two decades, but they remain at “high risk” of developmental delay, a study has revealed. Parents of premature babies should ensure they have a follow-up appointment with a paediatrician when their child is two, as this is a valuable opportunity to identify delays early […]

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How To Prep Your Baby For Fifth Grade

How To Prep Your Baby For Fifth Grade

Author: Natalie Escobar / Source: thebump.com In case you haven’t heard, having a home full of learning activities, books and toys is pretty good for baby. A new study backs up the fact that things like storytime and educational toys can have beneficial effects on baby’s brain skills – lasting all the way through grade school. The quality of baby’s home learning […]

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Those Cute Inflatable Neck Floats Could Be ‘Death Traps’ For Baby, Experts Say

Those Cute Inflatable Neck Floats Could Be 'Death Traps' For Baby, Experts Say

Source: thebump.com At some point this summer, you may have seen pictures of babies in pools with inflatable neck floats on your Instagram feed. Maybe you’ve even tried one yourself. Recently, pictures and videos from a baby spa in Australia have gone viral, making the mini flotation devices seem all the more perfect for baby – right? Perhaps not. Pediatricians […]

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