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The obsession with moving kids around starts before they’re even born, and the next thing you know they’re asking to borrow the keys to your car!

How long can I leave a sleeping baby in the car?

Today’s pundits and doctors insist they know what’s best for our children while not allowing parents to do right by their own judgement. Helicopter parenting laws are coming to municipalities in ways unimagined, but the anti-helicopter parenting movement is pushing back. Humor is one way we’re doing it, including this clever video shows the stress …

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Product Review – Hasbro Step Start Walk ‘n Ride

Riding toys provide a toddler’s first experience with mobility. For most children it will lead to near obsession with big wheels, wagons, tricycles and eventually bicycles. (We wouldn’t be the first to suggest that motorcycles may also be in their cards eventually.) Typically we recommend letting kids discover their own way off toys like the …

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Bumpkins of India

Traveling to India can only be described as otherworldly. There is something both objectionable and illuminating within each of the more than 1000 photos taken during my visit there in 2010. The profound cultural differences became obvious from the moment I felt the taxi speed away from the airport to a hostel in Old Delhi. …

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Benadryl babies are better on Airplanes

Parents of restless children on airplanes are doing the unthinkable – enjoying their flights! “Benadryl can be helpful when you are taking young children on a plane,” says Dr. Harvey Karp, author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, and  The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years …

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Early walker, early bleeder

My son is now 8 months and nearly walking unassisted – an early skill that puts him ahead of his peers developmentally but says nothing much regarding his overall intellect. Many people believe that early this or early that means a high IQ, but there’s much more to life than being able to stand fast, …

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