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What is the Teal Pumpkin Project and How Can Your Family Participate?

Food allergies have been on the rise for decades, and families impacted by food allergies know that every day can involve tough choices and new worries over the safety of a food allergy sufferer, especially when that sufferer is a child. Children often encounter snacks and cross-contamination at play dates, at the park, and during extra-curricular activities. When Halloween comes around, it can be

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Clothing Lines for Parents in Search of Designs that Defy Gender Stereotypes

Does your daughter love trucks, trains, and planes? Are you having a hard time rifling through the princess-themed outfits and rows and rows of ruffles at your local kids’ clothing store to find clothing she might enjoy? Are you tired of dressing your little boy in t-shirts that say “trouble” across the front, when your child is actually a sweet and thoughtful little guy?

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Parents of Kids with Food Allergies: Three Things They Wish Other Families Would Do

While a piece of Halloween candy, a slice of cake, or a home-baked snack at a party may not even register on the radar of families of kids without food allergies, for parents of kids who do suffer from allergies to particular foods, navigating around these common foods can be nerve-wracking. Help to alleviate the stress of your fellow parents by supporting them in

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How to Talk to Young Children About Race: A Starting Point

The news is rife with conversations about race and racism in the U.S., whether you are clicking past CNN’s headlines, perusing the top stories in the Washington Post, or even viewing your Facebook feed. Just as common of pictures of new babies and family vacations are viewpoints and articles on race in our country. If you’re hearing these conversations, your children may be hearing

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Get Prepared for Daycare: What to Pack For Your Child

Enrolling your child in center-based care means a big change in your life and the life of your child! To make the transition easier, you’ll want to show up on the first day with all of the supplies your child will need on a daily basis to ensure his comfort, sense of security, and happiness. Two changes of clothes. Many parents carry a change

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Five Times When Ignoring Toddler or Preschooler Behavior is the Best Approach

You’ve had a long day. Your nerves are raw. And your child is insisting on pulling out all of the behaviors that grate on you the most. You may be tempted to snap or scold, but responding in a negative manner may only encourage them further. Try ignoring the behavior instead, to put a quick end to the following five toddler and preschooler moments.

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Local, Kid-Friendly Outdoor Activities That Are Fun for Adults, Too!

As fun as days at the beach and afternoons at the playground can be, many families are in search of outdoor activities with a little something that sets them apart. Whether you love being on the water, enjoy more of an urban flourish, or enjoy some adventure, South Florida has plenty of activities for your entire family. Watersports are a local favorite, of course,

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Helping Your Child to Recover From Injury: Five Tips to Keep Them Cared For

Your child loves to run around in the backyard, scale the jungle gym, ride his scooter, and climb the furniture on a rainy day. Being a kid means that activity is on the menu, every day, without fail. But when your child falls from that jungle gym, or crashes his scooter, broken bones and sprains can occur, and recovery can be tough for active

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Is your Child Musically Gifted: Five Key Signs

Does your child carry a tune? Does she seem to remember complex melodies and harmonies? Can she keep a beat? If you suspect that your child may be inclined toward music, read on for five signs of musical talent. You may discover that your child has advanced beyond what is typical for young children. Can she name a tune after hearing the opening notes?

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Five Healthy Foods that Provide Hydration and Nutrition on Hot Days

During the summer months, parents try to get their kids to drink more water than usual, especially when their children are playing outside and risking dehydration in the hot sun. But water tastes bland to a lot of kids, and your kids might only take a sip or two at a time when offered. Some parents offer their kids juice instead, but juice contains

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