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Parents with New Babies: Common emotional problems

Several emotional problems can arise when you are pregnant or have had a baby. Sometimes these emotional problems are all just called postnatal depression. This is not correct and can mislead, especially since problems can arise during pregnancy too. During the first week after birth, up to 80 percent of mothers will get the baby…

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Parents and Anger: What You Need to Know?

Every parent feels angry sometimes – anger is a normal human emotion, and it is normal to feel angry when you are a parent. But if you get angry a lot or you have trouble controlling yourself when you are angry, it is good to have some anger management techniques ready to go. Anger can…

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The Importance of Acceptance in a Relationship

Acceptance means living with and valuing differences in others. It is an important part of your relationship with your partner. It can also help you and your partner adjust to the changes that parenting brings. What is acceptance? Acceptance is about valuing your partner’s differences. It is about being flexible, knowing how to compromise and…

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You may be Pregnant?

If you think you might be pregnant, for example – you have missed a period, you have had unprotected sex or you are feeling nauseous, the first thing to do is find out for sure. In the meantime, a good idea would be to avoid alcohol, caffeine, smoking, and recreational drugs. If you have done a home…

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Why Managing your Money is Important?

Understanding your family’s finances and managing money will help you avoid debt and stress so you can better enjoy your family life together. Getting expenses under control can help you avoid stress and improve your family’s lifestyle. But it is normal to feel overwhelmed by money worries and financial options. Most families have a lot…

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What should Toddlers Eat and How Much?

It is important to offer your toddler a range of foods. Children, less than 2 years of age should have full cream milk and milk products. They need the extra fat for their growth and development. After 2 years of age, children can drink reduced-fat kinds of milk with the rest of the family. Do…

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Marijuana Use and Youth: A Parent's Guide

Marijuana (Cannabis) is the most commonly used drug by young people 15 to 30 years old. Although it has serious risks associated with its usage, people often times think marijuana is harmless. Marijuana impacts the development of teens. Because the bodies and brains of young people are still developing, marijuana has a higher risk of harming…

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Breastfeeding is good for Mother and a Baby

There are many health benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and a baby. It can reduce mother’s risk of developing some diseases such as cancer of the breast or ovaries and osteoporosis. Breastfeeding may help mother get back to pre-pregnancy weight sooner. The mother produces breastmilk as natural food for her baby. It is…

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Baby Settle to Sleep

Babies need help to get to sleep and need much more sleep than their parents. They also need to sleep in shorter blocks of time, particularly in the early months of their life. Early on babies have short frequent periods of sleep throughout the day and it may feel you are spending all your time settling…

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Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

There is never a better time to improve your eating habits than when you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. Good nutrition is important for your baby, even before conception. Aim to lead a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant. This includes being active and maintaining or working towards a healthy weight. It is best…

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