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Nationwide School Bus Driver Shortage Affects Students
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Virus That Could Have Neurological Effects Is Spreading Among Kids
A Maricopa County, AZ constable escorts a family out of their apartment after serving an eviction order for non-payment
Family Eviction Linked to Poor Health in Children
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Yes, The Polio Vaccine is Still Critical For Kids
Recalled UPPAbaby 'RIDGE' Stroller
Is My UPPAbaby Stroller Still Safe After the Recent Recall?
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Apple Watch Series 8 Includes Ovulation Tracking
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Should Parents Be Worried About Tomato Flu?
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Dangers of Children Swallowing Small Button Batteries
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Author Keah Brown Shares "Sam's Super Seats," Importance of Self-Care
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COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects in Children
Darryl Owens, creator and host of "A World of Difference: Exploring Neurodiversity"
New TV Show Helps Neurodiverse Families
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Baby Formula Is In Short Supply, Leaving Parents Scrambling
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What Pres. Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Means For You
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Everything Parents Should Know About Rett Syndrome
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Study Shows Disordered Eating in Children Affects Both Girls and Boys
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First Day of School Photos: What You Need to Know
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How Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Affect IVF
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Millions of 4moms MamaRoo Baby Swings and Rockers Recalled
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20 Back-to-School Items To Buy Now
illustration of a child standing on a calendar with "national son and daughter day" circled in pink and blue
Why National Son and Daughter Day Isn't For Everyone
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Monkeypox and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know, From the Experts
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7 Family Pets That Could Make You Sick
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Parents Work From Home To Be Available for Their High Schoolers
Boy gets leg examined
Are Growing Pains Real?
Sperm is injected into an egg to create an embryo
Why Many IVF Embryos Don't Develop
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Racial Disproportionality Affects Black Children in Foster Care
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Helping Kids Navigate Emotions for 2021
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Kids With Autism Twice As Likely to Have Thoughts of Suicide
Pregnant woman prepares to receive vaccine by having her arm sanitized.
Should Pregnant People Get the COVID-19 Booster Shot?
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Should Parents Worry About Monkeypox?
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Peer Counseling May Reach Teens in Ways That Adults Can't
Infant is examined by doctor
What Is Parechovirus?
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022: The Best Deals on Everything Your Family Needs
Baby Holds Toy While Sitting in Infant Rocker
Are Rockers Safe for Babies?
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These Are the Amazon Prime Deals You Can Still Shop Under $50
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The Best Amazon Prime Day Car Seat Deals for 2022
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How to Keep Your Kids From Getting Into Your Medicine Cabinet
A nurse with a mask and face shield gives a teenage girl a shot.
Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Safe and Effective For Ages 12 to 15
A woman breastfeeds her toddler with an older child by her side
New AAP Guidelines Call for Breastfeeding for 2 Years
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Where to Get Your 5- to 11-Year Old a COVID-19 Vaccine
teen girl getting a vaccine shot from a nurse
What Parents Need to Know About Mix-and-Match COVID-19 Shots
Pregnant person in hospital gown sitting on hospital bed near window
Researchers Identify Biomarkers That May Help Detect Preeclampsia Risk
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How School Gardens Could Help Kids Try More Veggies
Couple holding positive pregnancy test
Should Men Test for Fertility?
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What Are the Side Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Kids?
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How The Elimination of Legal Abortion Could Impact Teens
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Vaping Marijuana May Hurt Adolescent Lungs More Than Smoking
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Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Could Affect Child IQ, Study Shows
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E-Cigarette Use in Teens a Precursor to Daily Tobacco Use, Study Shows
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Kids STEM TV Mirrors Racial, Gender Disparities in STEM Fields
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What the Texas Abortion Ban Means for People Seeking an Abortion
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Can Being Small for Gestational Age Affect IQ?
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How to Pack a Bento Box Lunch for Kids
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Infant Sleep Products Now Have Mandatory Safety Standards
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Cell Phone Use May Be Linked to Teen Obesity
Britney Spears reveals pregnancy with Sam Asghari
Britney Spears Shared She Had Perinatal Depression—What That Means
Mom kisses sleeping baby
New Law Helps Babies Sleeps Safer By Banning Crib Bumpers
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Researchers Find a Biomarker That May Help Prevent SIDS
Children holding gay pride poster
I’m Teaching My Kids to "Say Gay," And Hoping For a Freer Future
Illustration of Mei Lei from "Turning Red," a photo of the author as a teen is in the middle.
As a Parent, I'm Glad 'Turning Red' Talks About Periods

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