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Families come in all shapes and sizes and we know sometimes, you need a little help. Get all the tips and advice you'll ever need or want to know right here on starting, raising and nurturing your clan.

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The first time you look through the toy department you may be struck by how expensive toys are today. With toys, expense has nothing to do with quality. Learn how to choose toys for a child.

By Alvin Eden

"Dora the Explorer" is one of the most popular television shows for preschoolers. We spoke with co-creator Valerie Walsh to find out how Dora the Explorer went from an idea to the series.

By Brandi Kleinert Larsen

You give your child a great deal of information in answer to his questions. However, some of your child's questions will be easier to answer than others. Learn how to answer your child's difficult questions.

By Michael Meyerhoff

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For your child, the journey to independence is an exciting, frequently frustrating, and sometimes frightening adventure. By the time your child is three years old, she has made remarkable developmental strides.

By Michael Meyerhoff

Teen alcohol abuse is a tough challenge for many teens and parents to face. Get tips and advice to help with teen alcohol abuse in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Understanding cognitive and social development in a newborn will allow you to promote the acquisition of new skills. Read about babies' development in all areas, including learning, human relationships, and language.

By Michael Meyerhoff

Stimulating a child's mind can result in a child who is engaged and excited about the world around them. Read about how different toys, books, games and art projects can stimulate a child's mind.

By Michael Meyerhoff

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Exercise with a newborn can be lots of fun for you and your baby, as well as being excellent for his development. Learn how to work out with baby.

By Michael Meyerhoff

While many parents take classes to prepare them for labor and delivery and to acquire some baby-care skills, not a lot have been taught about their newborn's characteristics and growth. Learn about your baby's development.

By Michael Meyerhoff

The thought of finding the perfect caregiver for your child can be overwhelming. Learn about several sensible guidelines to choosing the right day care provider for you and your family.

By Michael Meyerhoff

As expectant parents, you perhaps thought the baby soon to be born would be all yours, alone. Not quite so, as you've probably found out. Learn more about introducing baby to the family.

By Michael Meyerhoff

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Parents are choosing from a much wider variety of baby names than ever before. Names might include cultural influences, reference a book or movie character, or even be influenced by popular media.

By Cleveland Kent Evans

Security and stability are the key factors in buying baby equipment. Read this article for safety tips to consider when you're purchasing everything from strollers and high chairs to clothes and toys.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Cutting is a disorder that afflicts many your adults. Learn more about this disorder, how to treat it and the risks if left untreated in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Self abuse is a common problem among teens. Learn more about cutting and the risks that are associated with this disorder.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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Teen health differs greatly from adult health. Learn more about teen health with this Q&A.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

A healthy adoption is one where the child is placed where he or she will thrive, no matter what the medical considerations may be. How can you minimize health complications?

By Rebecca M. Thomas

There aren't any quick, simple ways to turn your child into a genius, but your actions as parents do have a big influence on your children's intellectual capacity. Learn how to nurture a child's inherent mental capabilities.

The news that a new baby is going to be in the house is going to prompt many interesting questions from your children. Here are some tips for making sure that your entire family is ready to welcome that new little bundle of joy.

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Sometimes basic baby care can present some unique challenges that you may not know how to tackle. These expert tips will help you groom your baby.

By Christina Breda Antoniades

The motor milestones that occur during your baby's first year may seem unrelated to one another, but in fact they happen in sequence. Learn what skills babies typically develop, in order from head to foot.

By Jenny Friedman

There is plenty that parents can do to help their baby learn and develop. Find out what role parents can play in promoting their child's growth.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

If your baby could talk, he'd tell you when he is hungry and when he is full, but he probably won't start communicating verbally for at least a year. Learn how to judge what to feed your baby and when with these expert tips.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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Each year in the United States, about 150,000 newborns have birth defects ranging from mild to life threatening. Learn about structural/metabolic birth defects, congenital infections, and other conditions.

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers

Premature babies are more susceptible to face complications -- both long- and short-term. Learn about which long-term complications might arise and what you can do about them.

By American Baby