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6 Signs That Might Mean You’re A Lawnmower Parent

We’ve all heard of ‘helicopter parents’ – the ones who hover over their child’s lives, paying close attention to every detail (especially when it...

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We Need A Contract For Co-Parenting, Not Just For Marriage

When I was in graduate school in the United States in the early 1980s, a member of our women’s support group informed us that...
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‘Tis The Season For Conception

Does it ever seem like you’re invited to an awful lot of summer birthday gatherings? For good reason. In the United States, most births...
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My Child Has Down Syndrome – And She’s The Best Thing To Happen To...

My husband Stephen and I had been trying for a baby for seven or eight years, but nothing was happening. I needed a baby;...
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Curious Kids – What Is Dew?

Is dew the same as rain? What is dew? Thank you – Leo, age 3. Great question, Leo! I am a plant ecologist, and rain and...

The Differences Between Gender And Sex, And How To Understand Them

It’s arguably the most common question during pregnancy or after someone has given birth: “Is it a boy or a girl?” For centuries,...
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Why Won’t My Baby Stop Crying? A Guide To The Most Common Causes

There’s a reason newborns have a reputation for doing nothing but cry while they’re awake. Although they sleep a lot, it’s not uncommon...

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