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Is Your Child Too Old to Nap?

How to know when (or if!) it’s time to ditch the daytime snooze. By Tamekia Reece By the time baby’s first birthday rolls around, you could probably write a love letter to naptime. It’s a rare chance to binge-watch TV, eat a snack (without sharing!), have an uninterrupted conversation with …

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Advocates Press Congress To Address Wandering

  Chase Dias, who has autism, stands in the field he wandered into in 2005 when he was 2. Advocates are pushing for federal legislation to address wandering among children with the developmental disorder. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Several disability advocacy groups are banding together to call for federal action …

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Healthy Breakfast Choices During Pregnancy

  Whether you wake up nauseous or ravenous, eating a healthy breakfast is super-important when you’re pregnant. These easy, mostly assembly-only breakfast options are full of essential nutrients that will keep you healthy and promote your baby’s growth — and get your day started right.     Green smoothie made …

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IRS Proposes Rules For New ABLE Accounts

    Six months after a federal law paved the way for tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, officials are providing details on how they expect the new program to operate. In a proposed rule issued Monday, the Internal Revenue Service unveiled guidelines for the Achieving a Better Life …

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

  You probably wouldn’t use old-school phrases like “Wait until your father gets home” or “I wish you were more like your sister” with your kids. But there are lots of less obvious ones that you should avoid, for their sake and yours. 1. “Great Job.” Research has shown that …

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Dry Drowning: Know the Signs

    It sounds scary: A child can seem fine after getting out of a pool or body of water but then start to have trouble breathing an hour — or up to 24 hours — later. You’ll worry a whole lot less once you know the signs of submersion …

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Banana Peanut Butter Bites

  The one question (actually there are problem a bunch more…) that drives me crazy: “what’s for snack?” – – ugh! I should be able to anticipate it – it’s the first thing they ask when they walk in from school, etc, but it’s still a big struggle for me. …

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Jones Beach Fireworks Show to Return this Independence Day

  Wooo Hooooo.. It’s on again. Jones Beach State Park is quickly regaining its appeal as the place to be to celebrate the holidays on Long Island. After bringing back the popular Jones Beach Holiday Lights Spectacular last year, New York State announced that the famous fireworks show at the …

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