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As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.

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No photos: Parents keeping babies off Facebook

No photos: Parents keeping babies off Facebook

More parents are consciously keeping their children's photos and identities off the Internet.

August 19, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Wasim Ahmad and his wife, Lakshmi Ramsoondar-Ahmad, bought a website domain with their son’s name, making it password-protected so only relatives can see updates.

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More parents opting to keep babies off Facebook

More parents opting to keep babies off Facebook

Some have safety concerns. Others worry about where the data will wind up.

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USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

WASHINGTON — A message for new parents: Get ready for sticker shock.

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Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, third grade teacher Melissa Grieshober teaches a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain sca…

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Peek into brain shows how kids learn math

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math

WASHINGTON — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.

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Lesson learned in the discovery of a worm

Lesson learned in the discovery of a worm

Letting kids explore is a valuable, difficult part of parenting.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Stop tiptoeing around issues with high-school friend, children. 

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Parenting Q and A

Angela Chintis teaches the nurturing parenting series at Casa de los Niños. Previously she trained prospective foster and adoptive parents for Arizona’s Children Association.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 29

DEAR ABBY: I managed a retail store for 10 years, and I can relate to the shop owner who signed herself “Had It With Overindulged Kids” (June 28). She could turn things around by creating a designated play area and market to the children by taking any opened items and placing them there for …

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are about to welcome our first child and we are overjoyed. However, as her due date nears and we start talking about the birth, hospital, etc., I’m getting nervous and anxious. I’m worried, I guess, that something will happen to my wife and I won’t be able to cope wi…

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Dear Abby for Oct. 7

DEAR ABBY: My son and his wife, “Carole,” have been married for two years. I was recently introduced to her father, “Ted,” who has been alone for 13 years. Carole told me later in no uncertain terms that I cannot have a romantic relationship with her father. Then she repeated the same thing to him.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 2

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating Mr. Right for two years. “Phil” is the man I want to spend my life with. When we are together privately, everything is perfect.

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Tips for raising a happy adult

Parents know that one of their jobs is to protect their child from pain. Some misguided parents morph this laudable goal into attempts to foster continuous happiness upon their children. Not a good idea.

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Young moms find shared time

Young moms find shared time

When stay-at-home mom Jessica Krassow moved here from Colorado with her husband and 1-year-old daughter, she needed to find a support network quickly.

January 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Young moms find shared time

Young moms find shared time

Charlene DeWitt, coordinator of the northwest-side MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers - plays with her son Dominic at Continental Ranch Community Park.

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Young moms find shared time

Young moms find shared time

Charlene DeWitt shares some family time at the Continental Ranch park playground. She was with, from left, Ryan, her husband; daughter Elizabeth; and sons Dominic and Alexander.

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Young moms find shared time

Young moms find shared time

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The Minivan Momologues: Hollywood-style parenting needs a reality check

Editor's note: Today we debut Kristen Cook's occasional column, "The Minivan Momologues," her take on parenting.

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