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mihailomilovanovic via Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines on travel for vaccinated Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued highly anticipated guidelines on domestic travel for Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as for those who have not. And
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Although up to 20% of known pregnancies end in loss, people who’ve experienced miscarriage still often feel a sense of shame and stigma. A powerful way to combat stigma is through writing. Many people have shared their miscarriage stories in personal books that navigate the emotions of pregnancy loss. A number of guides from mental
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The “terrible twos” got nothin’ on life with a “threenager” ― or so parents of 3-year-olds would have you believe. It may seem surprising that someone so small could pack so much attitude, but threenagers prove it’s possible with their angst and emotional volatility. For parents dealing with this phase, Twitter offers a welcome escape.
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Parents rightly pay attention to their kids’ relationships with peers, teachers, siblings and other important figures in their lives. But another meaningful bond is children’s connection with animals. Fostering compassion for animals can teach children empathy, emotional management, social responsibility and more. Even if you don’t have any pets in your home, you can promote
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On this episode of MomDocs, Dr. Carrie Coughlin shares essential tips for applying sunscreen to children. The best way to apply sunscreen is to make sure to fully cover exposed skin from head to toe, including the top of the ears and under straps that can move. Many parents also want to know how long
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StockPlanets via Getty ImagesThe American Academy of Pediatrics has offered new guidelines on camps in summer 2021.  The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidelines about summer camps amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing that “safe camp participation” is possible — and can offer real benefits to children — if certain mitigation measures are followed.
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Westend61 via Getty ImagesParents should help their child find a space that feels comfortable and conducive to productive therapy sessions. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many of our day-to-day endeavors online ― school, work, fitness, socialization, and even mental health care. But when it comes to therapy, the virtual medium can present challenges, particularly for
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Parents and caregivers play an absolutely crucial role in teaching kids about puberty, especially because things like sex education and menstruation education are “seriously lacking” in schools, experts warn. They’re conversations that should start young — and happen often. But unfortunately, many parents didn’t grow up having these types of talks in their homes, which
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Yagi Studio via Getty Images For many women who hope to have a baby, a lot of planning and preparation goes into the preconception period. They’re reminded to take folic acid, which plays a critical role in preventing neural tube defects. They’re urged to make “healthy choices,” like eating nutritious foods and getting physical activity.
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