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Parenting Jun-13

Parenting magazine is the nation's premier magazine for moms. Each issue contains age-specific child development guidance, information and tips on health and safety, and the best proven ways to stimulate your child's learning. Parenting is a great source of knowledge for new, expectant, and experienced moms everywhere.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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hipster dad

TV role model: Crosby Braverman, Parenthood. Proof he's arrived: The launch of the new fatherhood 'zine Kindling Quarterly. What he's listening to: A Spotify playlist of kid-appropriate indie songs like “Go Outside,” by the Cults. What he's doing online: Catching up on thehipsterdad.com, of course. Geek Dad TV role model: Marshall Eriksen, How I Met Your Mother. His kid: Thinks the letter B stands for “bazinga.” What he's doing online: Reading the Great Geek Debate: Legend vs. Labyrinth on wired.com/geekdad. Rebel Dad TV role model: Chris Brinkley, Up All Night. Proof he's arrived: The stay-at-home dad population has doubled in the past decade. Most recent domestic duty: Balancing the checkbook. Fifty-five percent of dads say “CEO” best describes their role in the family. What he's doing online: Discussing a kids' obstacle course with the dad group he joined on athomedad.org.…

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look for “broad spectrum”

With all the lotions, sprays, and wipes in stores, each with its own label gibberish (SPF 100! Sweatproof! Infused with antioxidants!), it can be tough to tell what's safe and what's sketchy. “This June new labeling will be in full effect for all sunscreen manufacturers,” says Kate Puttgen, M.D., a dermatologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. Translation: Finding the best sun shield for your child should be much easier. Here's what to do: In short: If it doesn't say it, don't bother. Before this year, any ol' brand could claim “broad spectrum” protection, which means that the formula protects against sunburn, cancer, and premature aging. “Today, each product must pass stringent testing to qualify for this label,” says Dr. Puttgen. Zero in on the Right SPF You'll no longer see…

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you say:

“We talk about what God says about lying and we talk about trust and reputation.” —KATHY K. “I explain that you get into more trouble for lying and that if you want others to believe what you say and trust them to be a good friend you have to tell the truth. The boy who cried wolf is always a good story to share.” —PAM G. “It's easy: People won't trust you if you lie. I won't believe you in the future, even if you are telling the truth. To illustrate that natural consequence, I pretend I don't believe him/her later in the day when they tell me something. They learn quickly how frustrating it can be when people don't trust your word!” —JODI Y. “I tell my kids that nobody, including myself,…

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expert tip

If you threw yourself on the floor howling over a dropped cookie, let's just say your family would be concerned. Two- and 3-year-olds, on the other hand, can enjoy a rare time in life when intervals of screaming and stomping are expected—it's a normal part of development. As kids approach kindergarten, tantrums should be noticeably less common, says Bob Fox, Ph.D., professor of counseling psychology at Marquette University and founder of its Behavior Clinic. Still seeing tantrums at 6? Well, that may be all they are. But if they're frequent, explosive, and coupled with other signs such as depression, talk to your doctor about it. Mental-health experts are looking at a new way to diagnose extreme tantrums and differentiate them from bipolar disorder, a stigmatizing diagnosis that requires powerful drugs to treat…

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age 3

Better start checking under the bed! Kids this age have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality and may start thinking that unfamiliar images and shapes are “monsters.” Her drawings are starting to look more like people. Well, sort of. Her interpretation of you may be just a head with legs. Don't guess at what she's drawn—ask her to explain. Age 4 “So, what will we do tomorrow?” By now, he's probably starting to speak in the future tense. So go ahead, let him know that Grandma's coming this weekend and teach him how to count the days. She and her bestie are having their first fight! While preschoolers are all about making new friends, they don't quite know all the rules yet. Resist the urge to fix her pal probs, and instead talk her through…

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quick crafts

1. XO MARKS THE SPOTPrint out photos of your child holding her hands up in the air. Cover with contact paper, punch a hole at the top, and thread hole with yarn. More tips at cometogetherkids.com. 2. ALL TIED UPCut a canvas-like fabric into two tie shapes, and have the kids color them with fabric markers. Thread a ribbon through a key ring and place the ends between the tie shapes. Hot-glue or sew the ties together. More tips at positivelysplendid.com. 3. HAMMER TIMEWrap the handle of a hammer with painter's tape. Leave a sliver of the handle uncovered and paint it. When it's dry, repeat a few times until hammer has the desired look. 4. SIP & STACHEWith a paint marker, draw mustaches on ceramic cups. Let dry four hours. Then place…

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