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A Healthy, Rich Roundup for Families: Dark Chocolate Takes the Cake

Posted March 6, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Whether you’re fixing a fancy dessert or just a simple snack, introduce your family to rich, delicious alternatives to milk chocolate and the highly processed chocolate found in candies and other foods with chocolate ingredients.

ProSquad: Posture in Young Children and Domestic vs. International Adoptions

Posted March 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today from our experts: Our occupational therapist talks about importance of good posture, and our adoption specialist answers a question about the number of domestic vs. international adoptions.

Do You Use Household Help? Come to Our TweetChat Today, Thursday, 3/1 and Join the Discussion

Posted March 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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

7 Healthy Snacks for Kids You Might Not Have Thought Of

Posted February 28, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Healthy snacks — kids need them, and you need ideas to keep the variety going. Check here for 7 snacks to keep everyone on a healthy track.

14 Stuck-in-the-House Ideas From a 5-Year-Old

Posted February 25, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

It doesn't actually have to be a snow day for you to enjoy most of the these fun, stuck-in-the-house ideas for young children.

Got Teenagers? Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 02/23 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted February 23, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat it up with us about the teenage brain at our weekly Tweetchat on Twitter (#pschat) at 1:00 CST. Should be an interesting discussion!

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 2/16 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted February 16, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tweetchat today at 1:00 CST. Today we're talking school bus riding. Do your kids ride the bus?

ProSquad Answers: Credit Scores, the Stay-at-Home Parent, and a Case of Strep Throat

Posted February 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today our ProSquad experts talk about credit scores for stay-at-home parents, and evaluation and treatment of strep throat.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 02/09 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted February 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tweetchat today at 1:00 CST. Today we're talking about the chore of grocery shopping for families. How do you manage it?

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.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 1/26 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted January 26, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We're giving away an Amazon gift card! Join the Parenting Squad Tweetchat today #pschat at 1:00 CST. Today's topic is volunteering at your child's school.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 1/19 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted January 19, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Join the discussion on overparenting advice today at the Parenting Squad chat on Twitter #pschat at 11:00 PST / 2:00 EST.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 12/12 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted January 12, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Join the discussion on getting parenting advice today at the Parenting Squad chat on Twitter #pschat at 11:00 PST / 2:00 EST.

6 Essentials to Feeding Your Lactose-Intolerant Child

Posted January 6, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Do you have a child, or other family member, with lactose-intolerance? Don't sweat it. Check out these tips for some quick help to manage the food purchase, and food preparation issues.

Nanny Taxes: Everything You Want to Know But Are Afraid to Ask

Posted January 2, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

You may have to pay taxes on your nanny or regular babysitter. Make sure you are in the know this year with financial advice from our legal expert.

VIDEO: Top Baby Names of 2011

Posted December 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

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BabyCenter.com has the top ten list of most popular baby names for 2012, and the site's Editor-in-Chief Linda Murray talked with Parenting Squad about it. Check out this short video to find out about what influenced parents this year when picking a name for their child.

Wishing Your Family...

Posted December 25, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Joy and peace from us to you!

8 Tips for Taking It Easy During the Holiday Break

Posted December 24, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Take some time out for yourself and your family during the holiday break. We've got the advice you need to lower your stress and take it easy - even with children underfoot.

Making Our List, Checking It Twice...

Posted December 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Ah, the Family Holiday Card. Preparing each one requires lots of licking, folding, and stamping. Sometimes, you just have make a cut.

ProSquad: Holiday Airline Flights and Fevers in Children

Posted December 21, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Question about flying with the recent airline bankruptcies? Concerned about that fever in your child? Our legal pro and our resident physician answer questions for readers.

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