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Porn and our kids: What parents need to know

In North America, 90 percent of boys and 60 percent of girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18. It’s time for us, as parents, to consider what statistics like these mean for us and our kids. How can we minimize the harm?

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Should children visit terminally ill relatives?

My grandmother is in the final stages of terminal cancer and her illness has dramatically altered her physical appearance. Recently she expressed a desire to see my two young children. Should I allow the kids to visit her? Would they find the experience too upsetting

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Calming back-to-school jitters

My child is moving up a grade in elementary school this fall and is terribly anxious about this change. How can I prepare him to get through this?

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Childcare for a friend: Should you say yes or no?

If you’re a stay-at-home mom, you have probably been asked to look after someone else’s kids. Often this happens when a working mom finds herself in a bind and is reaching out for help. Let’s be honest: it’s a tough situation for both of you.

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Feeding your picky eater

All my five-year-old will eat is mushroom soup and macaroni and cheese. Then, an hour later, she is “starving.” This can’t be healthy! What can I do to encourage her to eat a wider range of healthier food? 

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