parenting

The Best Parenting Style? What Fits Your Kid’s Personality

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Maybe you’ve already figured out your parenting style -- good cop or bad cop, laid-back or strict. But it might actually be best to base your style to your kid’s temperament. According to a story in The Washington Post, parents who look at their child’s personality traits and tailor their parenting styles may be... read more

Mad Men’s 5 Worst Parenting Moments

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Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
We’re excited for the season five premiere of Mad Men on Sunday. The show is too addicting, plus, who wouldn’t feel better about their own parenting style after watching Betty Draper’s Worst Mother of the Year act. The actress who plays her, January Jones, who’s a real-life mom herself, told People that she and... read more

Mayim Bialik Talks Attachment Parenting

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Beyond the Sling / The Bump
Former Blossom star, Mayim Bialik, advocates attachment parenting in her new book, Beyond the Sling. Mayim, who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA says that the method of parenting is science-based. According to Dr. Sears, attachment parenting has 7 “tools:” birth bonding (close attachment with your baby after birth), breastfeeding, babywearing (carrying your baby... read more

So How Many Parents Get Their Babies Vaccinated?

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You've probably heard about parents choosing not to vaccinate. But exactly how many people are opting for shots? According to the recently-published 2013 National Immunization Survey by the Center for Disease Control, vaccine coverage was at 90 percent last year. Basically, everyone is getting baby vaccinated with the routinely-recommended childhood immunizations: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR),... read more

New​! Brush Baby’s Teeth With Fluoride, Doctors Say

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A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says to bring on the fluoride toothpaste as soon as baby's teeth start to come in. This comes in response to the fact that dental caries, or tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in US children, especially among poor and minority populations.... read more

5 Apps to Make the Most out of Date Night

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Having a baby changes everything, including your relationship. For new parents, date nights are definitely few and far between, but we really can't stress their importance enough. We'll even make it easy for you. Swipe past all those parenting apps and check out five tools that will make throwing together a romantic evening a breeze. 1. PRIV... read more

The Really Important Reason You Shouldn’t Try to Be a “Super Parent”

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It's been written off as the result of hormonal changes for years, but postpartum depression, and new-parent mental health in general, may have more to do with the way our culture shapes parenting. As you've probably noticed, having a baby is a pretty life-altering thing. So it's not surprising that new moms and new dads are especially... read more

New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more

Did Kim Kardashian Really Give Pregnant Women This Shocking Advice?

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At an event for 65 military moms-to-be in New Jersey, Kim Kardashian shared some pregnancy style advice with Elle. Spoiler alter: it's not super practical. "I recommend hiding for a good year and having no pregnancy style. That’s what I recommend. If you can do it, hide. Never leave the house." Sure thing, Kim! Luckily,... read more

New Dads’ Brains Are More Like Moms’ Than We Thought

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New moms are able to bond with their newborn from the moment of birth, thanks to a strong activation of amygdala, which regulates emotional reactions. This instant connection in moms, however, doesn't mean that dads aren't able to achieve the same level of emotional attachment to their babies. It just takes a little more work, according a... read more