How Early Can You Sleep Train?

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It's a hot topic, it's a pressing question, and it doesn't have a clear-cut answer: When should you start sleep training? Some experts say sleep training can begin as early as birth. But it depends on the method. Experts like Richard Ferber of the Ferberization (cry-it-out) method recommend waiting until six months. The latest... Read more

One Mom's Mission to Make Superheroes More Sensitive

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A baby-wearing Batman? A super-sad Superman? These are some of the cartoons Linnéa Johansson created for her superhero-themed coloring book, which showcases a more sensitive side of these traditionally tough guys. While Johansson, who lives in Norway, has been drawing since she was 17, this idea came to fruition when her three-year-old son Caspian left preschool choking back... Read more

Marathoning Mom Inspires with Bikini Photo

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Still high off her first-ever marathon one week earlier, Rachel Hollis decided it was time to flaunt the body she'd worked for, and the body three babies took a toll on. “I thought, it’s not going to get better than this," she tells TODAY. "You ran the 26 miles, and I had been training... Read more

Dad Takes Lunchbox Notes to a New Level

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Even if a sticky note with "Have a great day!" made its way into your lunchbox as a kid, get ready to feel incredibly inadequate. Brent Almond kicked off his son's first day of preschool by slipping a Post-it note in his lunchbox, complete with a cartoon of Batman saying "Go get 'em, Jon!" And nearly... Read more

Videos of Kids Playing with Toys Earn Parents $1 Million

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A stroke of luck or a brilliant business venture? Thanks to YouTube, one California couple turned their kids' playtime into a source of income. Specifically, a million dollars worth of income. You may have seen the videos before. The "Hulyan Maya" YouTube channel averages several million hits per day. The videos, usually about... Read more

How Many Dads Suffer Postpartum Depression?

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The stigma around postpartum depression is lessening; we talk about it more and more, making it easier and more encouraged for women to seek treatment. But does the same hold true for dads? One in ten dads will suffer from postpartum depression. And a new study highlights the negative effects this could... Read more

How to Raise Lifelong Readers

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Reading to baby has some serious benefits -- you know that. But once you've been through every picture book and nursery rhyme in an attempt to boost brain development and language skills, how do you get your child to actually like reading? That's the question Daniel Willingham is addressing in his new book, Raising... Read more

Brains and Wealth Start With Breastfeeding, Study Finds

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Not sure when to pull the breaks on breastfeeding? The longer the duration, the stronger the longterm benefits for baby, a new Brazilian study found. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, linked longer breastfeeding -- up to 12 months -- to longer schooling, higher adult earning, and increased adult... Read more

When Bachelors Race Against Their Biological Clocks

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Ladies, your biological clocks aren't the only ones ticking. Meet Dr. Conrad Cean. He figured he'd be married by 33 or 34, but as his career took off, it didn't happen. “I had just finished my fellowship and was trying to get the lay of the land in the business of medicine,” he tells TODAY. “I... Read more

'Kids Are the Worst' Instagram Account Basically Sums Up Parenting

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Is your newsfeed full of parents posting angelic shots of their perfect kids? When you're scrubbing marker off the walls and trying to keep your own little angel from taking off her diaper for the hundredth time, it can be hard to relate. Enter Salt Lake City mom Anna Macfarlane, who created an Instagram account called Kids Are... Read more