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High-Risk Pregnancy: Age and Other High Risk Factors Doctors Look For High risk pregnancy age, also known as advanced maternal age is younger than you'd think but means more with other high risk pregnancy factors
How to Optimize a Baby Nursery for Sleep Successful baby sleep training starts with smart nursery design. The 3 keys are darkness (no screens), white noise, and temperatures from 60-70 degrees.
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How to Comfort a Child After Mom or Dad Gets Angry Parents aren’t supposed to lose their temper, but everyone does. It’s still possible to be a good parent afterward.
How to Stop the Eye Rolling If a child talks back, something is going on. Backtalk and sass might be a method of communication.
How to Stop Kids From Putting Things in Their Mouths Habits are hard to break, even those learned as babies. Patience and consistency can help redirect a kid’s biting and behavior.
How to Teach a Girl to Confidently Talk to Boys The key to raising a confident adolescent girl who will become a confident woman is by listening and teaching boundaries in toddlerhood.
How to Hurry Up a Kid Who Gets Ready Slowly Kids dawdle because they can get away with it. Often times taking a few extra seconds to engage them directly is enough to speed them up.
How to Quiet a Screaming Kid in Public Noisy kids can be irritating, but a parent’s relationship with their child is more important than other people’s judgments.
How to Ensure Your Toddler Gets Quality Zzzs Exertion helps wear a child out, but there’s no better way to help them sleep than a firm and regular sleep ritual.
How to Teach Boys to Talk to Girls Preschoolers struggle with listening well and playing fair, but practicing good manners early will help boys grow into better men.
How to Team Up on a Kid When it comes to team discipline, tagging in and out is way more supportive than good cop/bad cop.
How to Discipline Punishment-Proof Kids If the kid doesn’t care about a punishment, it’s the wrong punishment. But more severe does not necessarily mean more effective.
How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.
How to Prepare a Bottle for Feeding Breastmilk or formula, by hand or bottle prep machine – the most important part of this process is that the baby gets enough nutrition.
How to Handle a Bad Playdate Everybody can have off days. When a playdate goes sour, it’s best to shut it down and try again later.