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Parenting Roles: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted June 7, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you and your significant other divvy up the parenting roles and responsibilities at home? Is there more responsibility for one of you, or are things pretty well spread out? Grab a cup of coffee and join our Tweetchat conversation today.

Top 10 Birth Interventions You Don't Need

Posted May 29, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

You know what to expect when you're expecting, but do you know what to REJECT when you're expecting? Find out which 10 pregnancy procedures you may not want to agree to.

ProSquad: Summer Bedtimes and Parenting Adopted Children

Posted May 23, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Our sleep expert answers the No. 1 question about summer bedtimes, while our adoption expert describes how parenting an adopted child is different from parenting a biological one.

Attachment Parenting & Breastfeeding: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/17 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 17, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Attachment Parenting is hot in the news again. Come chat with us about raising children with the kinds of values involved in Attachment Parenting, and why breastfeeding is such a heated topic among parents.

What Is Attachment Parenting?

Posted May 16, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Attachment parenting gets a lot of attention in the news these days, but do you know what it actually is?

ProSquad: How Much Milk Does My Young Child Need?

Posted May 7, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Our resident physician takes on the milk question. How much should we be feeding our children?

How to Prepare Your Pet for Baby

Posted May 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Our pets are often spoiled with our love and attention, until our first baby comes along. Preparing your pet for the arrival of your little one is an important step in ensuring the happiness of your pet and the safety of your baby.

Wittlebee Giving Away Three Months Free Clothing Subscription to Parenting Squad Readers

Posted May 2, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tired of dragging your screaming kids to the mall? Win 3 free month subscription of free children's clothing ($120 value) by answering a simple question.

The Other Baby Book: A New Natural Parenting Resource for Baby's First Year

Posted April 21, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for information and ideas that you won't find in typical parenting resources? Check out The Other Baby Book to get the details on baby's first year that the other books won't tell you.

ProSquad: Support for Adopting Families

Posted April 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tough questions get answered this week by our ProSquad experts: underage drinking at parties, and making sure adopting families have the support they need.

Online Videos Help Special Needs Families Connect

Posted March 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The internet is proving to be a remarkable source for parents of children for special needs. Online support groups and personal blogs are helping connect families from around the world. And now, through videos, families are getting to know each other and help each other on a more personal level than ever before.

ProSquad: My Child Hates the Bedtime Routine

Posted March 12, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Bedtime routine problems with your child? Our sleep expert, Malia Jacobson, has suggestions for parents who are fighting the bedtime battle — and yearning for peace before sleep.

Why Making Your Own Baby Food Is a Waste of Time

Posted March 9, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Whether you make your own baby food purees or buy the jars from the store, you may be wasting your time and money. A new study indicates that finger foods and baby-led weaning might actually be best for baby.

Birth Order and Other Parenting Myths: Come to Our TweetChat Today, Thursday, 3/08 and Join the Discussion

Posted March 8, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat it up with us about parenting myths at our weekly Tweetchat on Twitter (#pschat) at 1:00 CST for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

What to Say to Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted March 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

When learning about a child's diagnosis or meeting a child with a special need for the first time, we often struggle to find the right words. Parents of children with special needs are willing to talk and wanting to be friends. It's easier than you think to show your support and forge a friendship.

Postpartum Recovery Tips for New Moms

Posted March 2, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

We've rounded up lots of postpartum recovery tips for new moms, including details about the Mexican tradition known as a "cuarentana." Never heard of it? Click here to learn more!

ProSquad: Occupational Therapy and Toddler Naps

Posted February 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Another edition of ProSquad! Our newest expert, Dr. Anne Zachry, tells readers about the field of occupational therapy. Malia Jacobson, our sleep expert, answers a question about two-year-olds and naps.

A Brand New Beauty Routine for a Brand New Year!

Posted January 31, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Want to bring a little more beauty into your new year? Use these tips to establish a brand new routine!

3 Alternatives to Traditional Baby Showers

Posted January 27, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Tired of traditional baby showers? Check out these 3 trendy alternatives!

5 Common Car Seat Mistakes

Posted January 25, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Children can be easily injured in a car accident if they are not buckled correctly. Yet, car seats are often either installed incorrectly or the children are buckled incorrectly. Avoid these common mistakes and protect your children.