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Study Says Kids Who Spend More Time on Screens Have More Close Friends
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Process of Labor for Full-Term and Preterm Birth Differs, Study Finds
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9 Fall TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
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Being the Youngest in Class Could Put Your Child at a Disadvantage
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Black Kids Are More Likely to Be Restrained in Emergency Rooms
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Study Shows That Iron Deficiency Occurs in One Out of Two Pregnancies
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New Study Points to the Optimal Time for IVF Success
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Students Who Wear Needed Eyeglasses See Academic Improvement
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Why Parents Should Share a Cancer Diagnosis With Kids
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What the Texas Abortion Ban Means for People Seeking an Abortion
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New Minnesota Legislation Helps Moms in Prison Bond With Their Babies
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Barbie's COVID-19 Frontline Worker Dolls Help Create a Diverse Toy Box
Man cradles baby in hands.
Inflammatory Arthritis in Men Linked to Infertility
The 23 Best Labor Day Deals to Shop for 2021
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Aerobic Exercises Can Help Kids Remember Vocabulary Words
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How to Pack a Bento Box Lunch for Kids
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New Study Finds That Postpartum Sleep Deprivation Can Age New Parents
Baby in diaper crawling
More Crawling Experience May Strengthen a Baby’s Risk Perception
Woman holding newborn while using computer
Should Virtual Lactation Support Be Available After the Pandemic?
A parent breastfeeds her infant.
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Blood Pressure Later in Life, Study Suggests
Sad boy embracing his teddy bear in home isolation.
How Children Orphaned by COVID-19 Can Begin to Heal
Curious preschooler
Kids with Moderate Knowledge of Topic Are Most Curious
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Setting Goals and Parental Support May Help Curb Teen Vaping
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Princess Culture Can Help Heal Toxic Masculinity Over Time
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Happy Couples Make Happy Parents, Study Says
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The 14 Best Back-to-School Sales for Fall 2021
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Concussion Linked to Mental Health Conditions in Kids, Study Finds
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Doctors and Parents Support Sexual Health Chat, but It Isn’t Happening
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Prenatal air pollution can affect a child academically.
Tween girl eating chips
Thinking Before Eating Leads Kids to Healthier Choices
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Children’s Mental Health Treatment Is Lacking, Even in Rich Countries
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Recess Quality Impacts Student Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health
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9 Places to Shop Our Favorite Disney Clothing For Kids
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Hygiene and Cleanliness Won’t Impair Childhood Immunity, Study Finds
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Newborns Benefit From Observing Caregivers, Study Says
Mother with disabled child
Support for Parenting a Child With Disabilities
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Impulsiveness Is Tied to Faster Eating in Children, Study Finds
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What is Parents' Day? Everything You Need to Know
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Why B. Infantis Is Vital to Infant Development
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Physical Punishment Does Not Improve Behavior, Study Finds
Little boy wearing mask and backpack
CDC Releases Guidance for In-Person Schooling This Fall
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10 Parents to Follow on TikTok
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Increased DHA Levels Lowers Risk of Preterm Births
Little girl running
Childhood Exercise Linked to Better Cognitive Function
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Air Pollution During Pregnancy Increases Obesity Risk
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Nursing Athlete Moms Can Bring Babies to Olympics
Verywell Family Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021: The Best Deals on Everything Your Family Needs
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Black Breastfeeding Is a Racial Equality Issue We Need to Deal With
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Good Allergy Management Might Stop Your Child Developing Asthma
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Safe Pregnancy Outcomes Possible on Anti-seizure Medications
Mom and baby lying in bed together
If You Don't Share a Bed With Your Baby, You Shouldn't Feel Guilty
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The Best Fourth of July Sales to Shop for 2021
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Infant Sleep Products Will Have Mandatory Safety Standards By Mid-2022
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Math Education Is Essential to Teen Brain Development, Study Finds
mom putting bandaid on a little boy's head
Scientists Develop Tool to Help Identify Concussion in Toddlers.
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How to Protect Your Kids from the RSV Virus
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Encourage Good Sleep Habits in Your Kid to Help Them Avoid Anxiety
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Cell Phone Use May Be Linked to Teen Obesity
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Young Women Aren't Getting Enough Iodine, Scientists Warn
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Avoiding the Flu Shot During Pregnancy Could Do More Harm Than Good.

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