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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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5 Ways to Bring the Classroom Home

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UPDATED January 12th, 2018 A mother's heart is the child's classroom. —Henry Ward Beecher As the school year begins and you watch your child walk off into a new frontier—a new school, a new classroom, with a new teacher—remember…
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Keeping an Eye on Children Recovering From Colds

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UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Recently I had a bout with cold-induced Asthma with my daughter. Since I wasn’t previously exposed to the process of watching your child not be able to fully breathe, the episode really scared me. I’m sharing…
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4 Fun Ways to Get the Kids Involved in Thanksgiving Prep

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UPDATED November 14th, 2017 My children like to be included in activities around the house, and Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to put them to work! Kids get revved up about Thanksgiving, as it ushers in the holiday season, and…
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Understanding Kawasaki Syndrome

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  UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Mother’s Day, 2009—My husband is in Maryland visiting his very ill grandmother. My toddler is with my mother.  Our plans for brunch were canceled. I’m in the emergency room of the local children’s…

Kids' Nutrition: How to Maintain a Healthy Weight for Your Child

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UPDATED November 16th, 2017 Okay, mamis, what do you think is the first lesson for keeping your children at a healthy weight so they don’t grow up suffering from obesity and diabetes? Hint: The answer may surprise you. The very first…
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How To Help your Children Succeed in School

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UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Mariela Dabbah has authored several books on helping Latinos navigate the American education system, including: Help your Children Succeed in School and Help your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College.…
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For Thanksgiving: 5 Great Kids’ Books on Kindness & Gratitude

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.UPDATED November 14th, 2017 Thanksgiving books for kids are great because children often need to be reminded of the importance of kindness and gratitude, especially as the holidays approach and their focus is on getting instead of giving.…
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Disciplining Our Children: Latino & American Style

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 In my native Puerto Rico, the methods of discipline were very straightforward: You did what you were told or you were punished. Not obeying guaranteed un chancletazo (a spanking with a flip flop). Offering to hit with…
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Presenting at School: 10 Techniques to Help Your Kid Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Like many adults out there—maybe even you—lots of kids have a fear of public speaking. Jerry Seinfeld said, “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death…