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Mayim Bialik Talks Attachment Parenting

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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

Study: Quality Trumps Quantity in Time Spent with Kids

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If you're a working mom who's constantly guilt-ridden about missing out on time with your kids, a new study suggests you can breathe a little easier. The study, published in the Journal of Family and Marriage, found that the amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 to... Read more

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

Even More Moms Confess the Most F-cked Up Things Their Kids Did

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Sometimes we feel like parenting is one big collection of OH NO YOU DIDN’T and SPIT IT OUT!! moments. And just when we feel like our kids might have reached an all-time pinnacle of gross for the week, we perform another Pump and Dump show and collect these cards from our audience so other parents can share messed up... 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

Trend Watch: Gift Registries for Kids' Birthday Parties

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Gift registries have been a part of baby showers and wedding showers for years -- newlyweds and first-time parents would probably shudder at the thought of not having one -- but the concept has recently taken off in a whole new field: kids' birthday parties. It's already being fiercely debated among parents, with some slamming it as greedy and... Read more

Does Praise Turn Kids Into Narcissists? Study Makes Case for Tough Love

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We all think our kids are the greatest, right? You just might want to be careful with how much you let them know it. It's kind of a lose-lose. Praise your children too much, or treat them as more deserving than others, and they become narcissistic. That's the social learning theory. But if you withhold... Read more

New #LeanInTogether Campaign Supports Gender Equality Movement

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Two years after Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg released her best-seller Lean In and launched a movement for women to embrace their workplace ambitions, her organization has a new initiative: getting men to “lean in” too. Sandberg announced the “Lean In Together” campaign earlier this week, partnering with ESPN, the NBA and the WNBA... Read more

Carrie Underwood Welcomes Baby Boy

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Congratulations to Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher on the arrival of their baby boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher! While Isaiah was born on Friday, Feb. 27, Underwood made the official announcement on Instagram today. "Tiny hands and feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift!" she captioned the photo of Isaiah's hand. "Isaiah Michael Fisher -- born... Read more

Kid-Friendly YouTube App Makes Its Debut

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Is your toddler already a pro at swiping through your tablet? Those skills are about to go into overdrive with today's launch of the YouTube Kids app. The first Google-built app designed specifically for children, YouTube Kids uses larger images and bold icons to help little fingers navigate through videos, which are filtered into the channels "Shows,"... Read more