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Parenting Feb-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.

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United States
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English
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Meredith Corporation
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two of a kind

Even if you're not having twins, take a look at these popular girl's and boy's names that are flip sides of the same coin: Emma and Emmett, Olivia and Oliver, Grace and Grayson. Sonic Youth Marquee-worthy rock 'n' roll names are in favor now, among them Wilder, Maverick, Harley, Axel, Breaker, and Wolf. The L Words The secret ingredient in many of today's trendiest names is “L.” Doubling it is even better: Lila, Lola, Tallulah, and Lulu. For boys, Laslo, Leopold, and Lionel pop up. The Empire Strikes Back Ancient Roman names are the new biblical names (The Hunger Games made this trend explode). Consider Atticus, Cato, Maximus, and Rufus.…

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2010

Back in the day, single moms on TV were a rarity, unless they were widowed. But thanks to trailblazers like Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) and Alice (Linda Lavin), there are now more single moms on TV than ever. Meet six independent gals ruling the airwaves. First mom to Rory on Gilmore Girls, now to Amber and Drew on NBC's Parenthood, Lauren Graham nails these single-mama dynamos who are not afraid to break the rules, even if that means dating her daughter's teacher. 2008 Shailene Woodley stars as a fictional teen mom on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Will Amy and her baby daddy, Ricky, end up walking down the aisle? Tune in next month for the final season on ABC Family. 2013 Recently divorced Polly (Sarah Chalke) moves in with her 'rents, whose…

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6 to 12 months : the scientist

I have brilliant kids. At birth, my sons already had trillions of brain cells just waiting to be connected and stimulated. “Their potential to learn so much was all right there from the start,” says Marcy Guddemi, Ph.D., executive director of the Gesell Institute of Child Development research, education, and advocacy center in New Haven, CT. (The same holds true for all kids—but still!) While I want to do everything in my power to ensure my little guys' minds are top-notch, Guddemi reminds me that much of the recent drive to create future Nobel Prize winners (Read at 3! Learn Cantonese by kindergarten!) has made no difference: Children today reach cognitive milestones at the very same rate they did 80-plus years ago, says Guddemi, noting a 2010 Gesell Institute study.…

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“what's the silliest fight you ever had with your kid?”

ABOUT 1 IN 3 BABIES at high risk for developmental delays isn't getting the help he needs, according to a new study. Worried about your baby? Find help in your area at nichcy.org. “We argued over the existence of gravity. She dropped something and my response was ‘Darn that gravity!’ She says, ‘It's not gravity!’ Me: ‘Yes, it was. Gravity keeps things on the earth and causes things to fall.’ Her: ‘THERE IS NO GRAVITY!’” —RENAE D. “My three-year-old daughter was refusing to wear jeans because they had a button. I grabbed a sticker from her craft jar and slapped a sticker on the button. From then on, all buttons became ‘sticker holders.’” —AMANDA A. “My two-year-old son argued with me that Grandma peed his bed. She lives a state away!” —CASSIDY B.…

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how it all started

For those of you who don't know me, I'm one of the original cast members of Bravo's hit reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I signed on to this show back in 2008 without taking into consideration how much my life could change. I never stopped to think that there would be a greater purpose to it. You see, my 3-year-old son, Nicholas, has autism. We kept it under wraps until we could figure out what was wrong, and what we were going to do about it, but that time has come. Honestly, I'm glad it's out there. I don't think people should be afraid or ashamed to share their struggles. When you open up, you often find that it's the support and generosity of others that can…

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1 pretty in pink hummus

MY PHILOSOPHY: Weelicious is about making kids great, healthy eaters from day one—or year 6 if you're just getting started—while also making kitchen time easy for parents. I went to culinary school and consider myself a pretty good cook, but when I had my kids, Kenya, 6, and Chloe, 4, I quickly realized I didn't have a clue how to cook for them. Kids experience food—its texture, taste, shape, color—differently than we do, and delicious recipes alone didn't cut it. I needed strategies, too, and now I'm going to share them with you. If I've learned one thing, it's the more you involve kids in the process, the more excited they become about eating. Let's get your kids in the kitchen and make cooking and eating fun for everyone! Roast and…

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