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Book Review: Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Posted July 9, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Raising a daughter? Then Peggy Orenstein's new book "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" is a must-read this summer.

Water Safety and the Child With Autism

Posted July 2, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Drowning is the top cause of injury-related death for children with Autism. Educate yourself, your child and your community on water safety in order to best protect your child.

School of Rock: A Different Kind of Summer Camp

Posted July 1, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Does the thought of summer camps have your kids begging to do housework? You aren't raising horse loving, wallet making, bug bitten kidlets? Do they want something a little louder with black in it and no sunscreen? Consider School of Rock.

Spend the Summer at the Library

Posted June 30, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Want to help society in the long term and your children in the short term? Make the library one of your weekly Summer destinations.

Sun May Protect Kids Against Asthma

Posted June 30, 2011 by Fred Lee

Vitamin D deficiencies, which an stem from lack of sunlight, can increase certain health problems in children, including allergies and asthma.

The Great Debate: Banning Chocolate Milk to Cure Obesity

Posted June 26, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

There's a great debate raging over chocolate milk. It's being called "soda in drag" and even celebrity chefs are getting on board to remove it from schools. So should schools be serving chocolate milk to our children or should they only be offering white milk?

Dangers of Alcohol and Energy Drinks: Impulsive Behavior in Teens

Posted June 24, 2011 by Fred Lee

Mixing alcohol with popular energy drinks can lead to a host of health problems in young people, including impulsive behavior that can have serious ramifications later on.

VIDEO: Sleep Tips From The Doctor

Posted June 22, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Dr. Donnica Moore teaches busy parents how to make sleep a priority. You might be surprised at some of her suggestions for getting more sleep!

Older Kids in Strollers: A Health Issue or No Big Deal?

Posted June 21, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Should young children be walking, rather than being hauled in strollers? With concerns about the lack of physical activity in children, some believe strollers are being used inappropriately.

Laws to Protect Children: Invasive or Necessary?

Posted June 21, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

New laws in some states are aimed at protecting children. But how much is too much when it comes to government regulation?

Children's CD Review: Midnight Lullaby

Posted June 19, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Midnight Lullaby does its job putting the babies to sleep.

Should Circumcision Be Illegal?

Posted June 17, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Circumcision is controversial, but could it actually be illegal? It just might happen in San Francisco, where a proposed circumcision ban has recently been added to the city's November ballot.

Coming Out Too

Posted June 9, 2011 by Maggie Wells

June is national coming out month for gays and lesbians across the country. But gay and lesbian parents aren't the only ones that need to come out and be accepted for who they are — the children of gays and lesbians have a need to come out too.

5 Positives of Food Allergies

Posted June 3, 2011 by Kelli Robinson

Food allergies are at best annoying and at worst frightening. Can there be a silver lining when your child has one? Actually, I found five!

Kourtney Kardashian, Parenting Role Model?

Posted June 2, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Kourtney Kardashian might be best known for revealing photos like the one to the left, but is she actually a role model for parents too? Yes! Find out why I believe she deserves our admiration and respect.

College Degrees That Make The Grade

Posted May 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Whether you are the parent of a college student, or a college student yourself, here is some information about the degrees currently in high demand.

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month Roundup

Posted May 30, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life-threatening genetic condition in the United States, and May is CF Awareness Month. Know the symptoms, learn the facts, and get some tips because someone you know may be suffering undiagnosed.

Working Moms and Stay-at-Home Moms: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Posted May 27, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Working moms and stay-at-home moms, unite! We need a unified front to win the battle of mommy-hood. Besides, it's always much more fun to get along.

Cystic Fibrosis: Do You Know the Symptoms?

Posted May 24, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Cystic fibrosis is the most common genetic condition. In fact, 1 in 31 Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective gene and don't know it. If your child has any of the symptoms, she should be tested.

Weekly Squad: Fun and Educational Child's Play

Posted May 24, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Meet the writers, read what's hot, and catch all the buzz about Parenting Squad!