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August 2010

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Medical

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Many are, say experts. With some, though, use caution.

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Not all parents are confident in vaccinations. Here are the most common reactions to vaccines against 14 diseases, as reported by major health organizations.

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Book Reviews

Architecture Books for Children

Architecture Books for Children

From the sublime of design to the nitty gritty of bricks and mortar, these books introduce kids to architecture.

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Music Reviews

Kids' Music: A Twang-Tastic Treat

Kids' Music: A Twang-Tastic Treat

The Okee Dokee Brothers achieve excellence with Take It Outside.

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Your Home

A Child's Art Gallery

A Child's Art Gallery

Here's how to appreciate your child's masterpieces without hanging every scribble on the fridge.

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Family Fun Features

Hot Museum Deals

Hot Museum Deals

Beat the heat in museums' air-conditioned galleries while taking advantage of these hot discounts.

Guide to Zoos and Aquariums

Guide to Zoos and Aquariums

Discover exciting animal encounters, the best touring tips & ways to save

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Updates

Teen Hearing Loss Jumps 30%

Teen Hearing Loss Jumps 30%

At least one in five U.S. kids ages 12-19 now has at least mild hearing loss.

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Classes

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Benefits include increased aptitude, social and emotional development and academic skills.

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Early Education

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Benefits include increased aptitude, social and emotional development and academic skills.

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Education Features

Mental Prep Can Ease School's Start

Mental Prep Can Ease School's Start

Reintroducing routines and academics and discussing concerns will help prepare kids for a smooth start of school.

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In Style

School-Approved Style

School-Approved Style

Stay in style -- and in-line with dress codes -- with these back-to-school fashions.

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Health & Nutrition

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Many are, say experts. With some, though, use caution.

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Not all parents are confident in vaccinations. Here are the most common reactions to vaccines against 14 diseases, as reported by major health organizations.

Q & A: The Transition to Formula

Q & A: The Transition to Formula

Frequently asked questions and answers for breastfeeding moms

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Toddlers

A Child's Art Gallery

A Child's Art Gallery

Here's how to appreciate your child's masterpieces without hanging every scribble on the fridge.

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Solutions

Parenting Support: Why Go It Alone?

Parenting Support: Why Go It Alone?

Parenting support groups and programs can boost your knowledge and confidence, whether you’re addressing specific issues or just sharing ideas with other moms and dads.

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Special Needs Parenting

A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A two-sided page can give special needs educators and therapists a quick reference to understand your child's disability and behavior.

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