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    Make Your Home A Danger-Free Zone


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    One-year-old Ella Dundas is on the move -- to the delight and dismay of her parents. "My husband and I worry that we haven't babyproofed enough," admits Ella's mom, Amanda. "We don't know where to start! I think we need to move so we can just start from scratch!" Sound familiar?

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    By Lisa Lombardi

    One-year-old Ella Dundas is on the move -- to the delight and dismay of her parents. "My husband and I worry that we haven't babyproofed enough," admits Ella's mom, Amanda. "We don't know where to start! I think we need to move so we can just start from scratch!" Sound familiar? Even if you've purchased half the babyproofing aisle at Babies R Us, you may still panic that you're not doing everything needed to protect your little one. Rest assured, you're al ... Continue reading Make Your Home A Danger-Free Zone.


    How to Get Your Kids Organized


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    When your kids' organizational system consists of cramming every toy, book and article of clothing they own into the closet, a clutter avalanche is just waiting to happen. Help your kids take control of their stuff with this step-by-step guide.

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    By Kristin Bailey Murphy

    When your kids' organizational system consists of cramming every toy, book and article of clothing they own into the closet, a clutter avalanche is just waiting to happen. Help your kids take control of their stuff with this step-by-step guide.

    Get Your Kids Involved
    "Don't do it by yourself," warns Debbie Williams, who wrote Organized Kidz: E-z Solutions for Clutter-Free Living (Let's Get It Together) with the help of her nine-year-old son. ... Continue reading How to Get Your Kids Organized.


    Monitoring Your Teen Driver


    You survived trikes, training wheels, and bikes. Now your child is a teen and ready to join the driving world. As a parent, this time can be confusing and frightening. You may be familiar with the fact that car crashes are the number one cause of death for American teens between the ages of 15 and 17. A common misunderstanding is that all teenage drivers are careless, reckless, and just plain inconsiderate behind the wheel. Not your teen, you think? You're probably right.

    By Lisa Hartley

    You survived trikes, training wheels, and bikes. Now your child is a teen and ready to join the driving world. As a parent, this time can be confusing and frightening. You may be familiar with the fact that car crashes are the number one cause of death for American teens between the ages of 15 and 17. A common misunderstanding is that all teenage drivers are careless, reckless, and just plain inconsiderate behind the wheel. Not your teen, you think? You're probably right.

    In fact, the most common danger teen drivers face is their own inexperience. Like so many other new experiences they face throughout adole ... Continue reading Monitoring Your Teen Driver.


    Helping Your Child Say Bye-Bye to Ba-Ba


    A Parent's Guide to Easing Your Toddler Off of the Bottle

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    It's the third bottle already today for your two year old, and it isn't even lunch time yet. Did you wait too long to take the bottle away? Is she ready to give it up? Will she ever be?

    There are so many questions and concerns regarding toddlers, bottles, tooth decay and nutrition. Many pediatricians recommend that you take your baby off of the bottle by 12 months of age.

    A Parent's Guide to Easing Your Toddler Off of the Bottle
    By Amanda Formaro

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    It's the third bottle already today for your two year old, and it isn't even lunch time yet. Did you wait too long to take the bottle away? Is she ready to give it up? Will she ever be?



    There are so many questions and concerns regarding toddlers, bottles, tooth decay and nutrition. Many pediatricians recommend that you take your baby off of the bottle by 12 months of age. At 12 months, it is nutritionally safe to take a child off of formula or breast milk and put him/her on whole milk (not ... Continue reading Helping Your Child Say Bye-Bye to Ba-Ba.