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Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Benefit Children’s Bones – Parents Article

Most experts recommend that pregnant women take a daily supplement of 400 units of vitamin D. Now a randomized clinical trial suggests that a much larger dose may be beneficial for children’s bone health.The study, in JAMA Pediatrics, randomized 517 women to take either a 2,400-unit vitamin D supplement or a placebo from 24 weeks of pregnancy until one week after birth.In addition, all the women were advised to take a 400-unit vitamin D supplement, in line with Danish health…

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Is Cbd Cream A Good Alternative To Cbd Oil? – Parents Article

As someone dealing with regular pain issues in my body, I am very curious to learn about different things that can help the pain, with minimal or no side effects ideally. Therefore, this post sent by a reader about CBD creams was very timely and really makes me want to look into it as an option for myself.  CBD has been rising up the popularity ladder especially in the world of social media. But it still suffers from a major…

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How to Get Ready for Summer Camp – Parents Article

If summer camp is in the future for your child, spring is the perfect time to start planning and preparing! Whether your kids are interested in day camp or sleep-away camp, there’s no denying the educational and social benefits summer camps can have. However, some kids find it easier to adjust to the new routine than others. For children returning to a camp they’ve attended in the past, the process can be exciting! They’re looking forward to seeing old friends,…

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Disruptive behavior problems: 12 evidence-based tips – Parents Article

© 2016 – 2020 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Psychologists call them “externalizing” behaviors — acts of disruption, aggression, defiance, or anti-social intent. Just about every parent has to cope with them at some point, particularly during the toddler years. Young children are still developing the ability to regulate their emotions and impulses, and need to learn what is expected of them. Research suggests that more than two-thirds of American preschoolers experience temper tantrums (Wakshlag et al 2014). But…

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When ‘Sorry’ is a Bad Word – Parents Article

“Sorry” isn’t a word we typically think about critically. After all, it’s used as either a harmless courtesy or a heartfelt gesture of penitence by most of us. For young girls, however, the habit of apologizing too often can become harmful. Think, for example, of the young woman who prefaces her opinions with the words “Sorry, but…”  Or the girl who seldom expresses her views without saying, “I could be wrong…” beforehand. In my experience, this form of apologetic behaviour…

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Making Pancakes With Caitlin – Parents Article

20 February, 2020It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday 25 February this year and, with some nostalgia, here’s Caitlin helping me to make pancakes a fair few years ago.  We still use the recipe though.  Here’s what happened back then …..Existing readers of this blog will be familiar with my undoubted culinary prowess and remember the ‘Potato of Doom’ incident. Despite this, and racked with unprecedented levels of maternal stress since mums everywhere appear to be flipping pancakes, a couple of years ago…

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My Baba Measure: What’s Hot This Week – Parents Article

From gorgeous new pushchair colourways to books, ride on suitcases and the perfect solution to controlling pocket money. These are the products and services My Baba are loving this week. Favourite baby brand Cybex has launched a brand-new colour collection across its 2020 platinum pushchairs. Choose from head-turning shades including Mustard Yellow, Autumn Gold, Mountain Blue, Khaki Green, Soho Grey to name but a few. What’s more, the Priam and Mios strollers offer even more luxury with premium finishing touches,…

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Buzz Convenience Store Masks Faux Pas | The Wacky Duo – Parents Article

There was an article on The New Paper that generated a lot of  BuzzIf you have read the article, it is about how to keep one safe from the coronavirus. The writer suggested the use of serving utensils, washing your hands and mask up. There was also a shoutout for Buzz Convenience Store whereby it stated that they will be selling V-Isolation masks that offer high protection and are hypoallergenic. They will be available at selected Buzz convenience stores from…

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Trends That Will Affect Parents In 2020 – Parents Article

Kids behavior has witnessed a major change over the years, more so in the last couple of years. There has been a massive shift in their awareness and exposure leading to higher demands and better answers. With time, parents have evolved too! So let’s talk about the trends that affect parents! The challenges of a parent today are manifold, and it includes everything, right from cognitive, social and emotional development of a child to technology. The year 2020 will see…

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When Should I Allow My Child To Start Dating? • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

In the month of February, we are looking at relationships. We’ve looked at our co-parenting relationships, and now we want to look at when our kids are looking at dating! Last week we looked at having realistic expectations, and now we want to know about the age-appropriateness of dating. This is a common question for parents – so let’s look with a Research & Reality lens. RESEARCH: “Kids younger than age 14 years do not have the social skills needed…

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