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Teenagers’ Use of Social Media and the Internet: Benefits, Risks, and Advice

Kids and teens use the internet and social media so much nowadays, that parents often wonder if they would survive a week without it. Luckily, as these activities become more common, we have been learning more about their benefits and risks. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of internet use, the …

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Everything Parents Need to Know About Learning Disabilities

Childhood is a prime stage of life that is full of learning. Kids learn about many subjects during this stage, and some subjects may come easier than others. Also, kids learn at different rates when compared to other kids. But what if your child is consistently falling behind their peers when it comes to learning …

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The BPA-Free Craze: A parent’s guide to plastic safety [with infographic]

By now you have probably heard or read something along the lines of “BPA-free”. Do you know what BPA is and why some people are avoiding it? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a type of bisphenol; a chemical that is used in the making of food containers. BPA can be found in polycarbonate plastic containers. It …

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Warning: There are no safe fireworks for home use

Have you ever heard someone refer to those home-use fireworks as “safe and sane” and “legal’ as a way to defend and justify their use? Here’s the truth. Are they legal? There is a class of fireworks marketed to consumers for home use that are legal under United States Federal regulations (with additional local regulations …

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What Every Parent Ought to Know About Safely Storing Breastmilk & Formula

This article is about safely storing breastmilk or infant formula for later use. This is a topic that not a lot of people will think about until they find themselves with some unused milk in their hands, and wonder: so do I just put it in the fridge? The counter? Toss it? Luckily, someone else has …

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