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Teach Your Kids To Blow Their Own Nose

If there's one job parents would gladly surrender to your children, it's extracting the snot from their little noses. Although many kids are developmentally ready to learn to blow their own nose at age 2, some don't succeed until 7 or 8. So try and teach your child how to blow their nose with a...
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Your Friend's Children Are Costing You A Lot Of Money

Kids are expensive! One report estimates new parents spend an average of $10,721 just in the first year strictly on their child. However being a friend to parents is costing you too. The same report found the friends and family of a child spend on average of $512 on the same child! While that may...
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Our Phones Are Cauing Us To Loose The Plot On TV Shows

Find yourself having to rewind TV shows because you've lost in the plot? You're not alone! Two-thirds of people worldwide struggle to keep up with the story line of a TV program or movie because they are "second screening," which is watching two screens at once. It's a problem program produces have...
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Kid-Proof Your Front-Loading Washing Machine

Last week a 3-year old Orlando boy died when he became trapped inside a front-load washing machine. Police believe the boy died from a lack of oxygen when the door closed and prevented him from escaping. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there has been around 3,000 emergency-...
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Financially Preparing For A Child

It costs an estimated $233,610 to raise a child through age 17, according to government data. It’s no wonder that some couples are second-guessing on when to start a family. The truth is, you're never really financially ready to raise a child (or children). A recent survey found that 42% of parents...
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Should The Orlando Theme Parks Ban Childless Guests?

Social media lit up this week thanks to a post from a mother who was apparently livid about Millennials making Disney World extra frustrating for her. The frazzled mother's states it makes her mad to see childless couples inside Walt Disney World, who she says are "immature" and "throw away their...
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Overcome Bedwetting In Seven Days

One of the biggest milestones of parenting is potty-training. Between 2 and 3 most kids make the transition with just a few accidents but for around 15% of children aged 5, bedwetting is a common occurrence. While frustrating for both you and your child, Alicia Eaton, a child expert offers some...
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Vets Warm Pet Owners To Remove Himalayan Salt Lamps From Your Home

There's a good chance you have seen or own a Himalayan salt lamp. They are carved out of pink Himalayan salt and claim to have several health benefits such as cleaning the air in your home, soothe allergies, boost your mood and help you sleep. While those health benefits are up for debate, its...
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Let Alexa Keep Tabs On The Family Chores

With family chores, kids often spend more time protesting and less time doing the actual job. But why should you be the bad guy? Put Alexa in charge! As with all of Alexa's skills, you need t first create a chore chart using Alexa Skill Blueprints , where you simply fill in the blanks of a template...
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Eye Drop Hack For Toddlers

No one ever said parenting would be easy, especially when your child's pediatrician prescribes eye drops for your toddler. However there's a fairly simple procedure you can use not only on your kid but on yourself too. Have the kid lie down and close their eyes. Then tilt their head to the side, so...
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