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Funny things parents ask the pediatrician

In "When Parents Worry," pediatrician Henry Anderson discloses

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Need a chuckle? Some of the anecdotes in “When Parents Worry: The Real Calls Doctors Receive … from Moles That Seem to Move to Funny Smelling Poo” (AdamsMedia, $12.95) can be downright humorous.

Unless, of course, they hit too close to home and you find yourself recognizing your own neurotic parenting worries among some of the questions parents have asked of Dr. Henry Anderson, a former...

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Feeding the kids: Oven-Barbecued Chicken

Oven-barbecued chicken from "From a Southern Oven: The

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In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a flavorful chicken dish, perfect for a family Sunday dinner. I found the recipe in “From a Southern Oven: The Savories, The Sweets,“ by Jean Anderson (Wiley; $32.50).

Oven-Barbecued Chicken (makes 6 servings)

Ingredients - 4 pounds meaty chicken parts (breasts, drumsticks, thighs,...

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5 apps to help kids learn about pets

The Puppy Dog Sitter iPhone and Android app

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There comes a point when most kids ask for a pet. And while all kids love animals, it's good for them to learn responsibility before actually going to the pet store or animal shelter.

So before you run to the store, try these fun, free iPhone and Android apps that teach children about the ins and outs of owning a pet.

Puppy Dog Sitter (TabTale) First kids can pick a puppy. Then they...

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Who knows how to raise baby? Depends on what year you ask

The "rules" of parenting change with each generation.

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It’s been a long time since my kids were babies. But as friends and relatives have given birth over the years, I’ve seen trends in infant care come and go. And inevitably the comparison between then and now ends with the older mother exclaiming: “And YOU grew up just fine!”

I remember not so many years ago, there was a “rule” (“My doctor says . . .” was the refrain) that babies couldn’t be...

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Parenting seminar at Adelphi University

Adelphi University?s Institute for Parenting, Center for Health

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Adelphi University’s Institute for Parenting, Center for Health Innovation and Alice Brown Early Learning Center is offering two events focused on parenting spirited children.

“Spirited children are normal children who are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent and energetic. It’s as though they are born with a Lamborghini engine inside of them,” said parent educator, Dr. Mary Sheedy...

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NFL's Kurt Warner on raising 7 kids and new TV show

NFL great Kurt Warner talks about raising seven

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While he's not passing the ball to his favorite wide receiver, NFL great Kurt Warner is passing along life lessons to his seven children.

Arguably one of the best quarterbacks of this generation, Warner led the St. Louis Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999 when he was also named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, and again in 2001. In 2008, he led the Arizona Cardinals to their first...

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How to teach kids about money and credit at any age

Experts weigh in on teaching kids about money,

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The other day I experienced my first toddler tantrum. We were at Toys R Us, getting a birthday present for one of my daughter's friends, and she threw a fit when I said she couldn't have a "Toy Story" figure. We watch the movie over and over and over again, so naturally she has all the toys -- from Woody and Buzz to Jessie and the Potato Heads.

Here's how it went down: Maggie took...

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App review: News-O-Matic

News junkies in training will enjoy the new

News junkies in training will enjoy the new app News-O-Matic, a daily interactive digest of stories for children 7 to 10.

My son, Harrison, who enjoys watching local and national television news, liked the app. But he got through his test quickly.

Press4Kids, the developer, publishes only five stories a day. This is manageable for the little ones. Also easy to absorb is the handling...

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The ultimate hospital bag checklist

Find out what you really need to pack

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When I was pregnant with my now 2-year-old daughter, I was given so much advice I thought my head could explode. And the one thing friends and family harped on was making sure I packed my bag for the hospital at least a month before my due date.

So I listened and packed my special bag. I made sure I had the "going home" outfit for the baby, pajamas, a robe, slippers, camera — you...

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10 top model moms

Cindy Crawford seen with her daughter Kaia talked

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Some of the world’s most famous models have traded in their stilettos for strollers and the catwalk for the playground.

From Heidi Klum who has four children, to Cindy Crawford who is proud mom to two, to Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen who has two of her own and one stepson, CelebrityBabyScoop.com takes a look at some of our favorite model moms.

Gisele...

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