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How to Invest in a Socially Conscious Kid

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By: Staff Report We sat with Liam Monaghan, the brains behind the cause platform, Swell Investing, and Khanh T. Tran of  Pacific Life, to discuss the best way young moms can invest in their child's future - and the rest of world as well. Pacific Life prides itself in cultivating a culture of innovation, giving back, and making it all easy, so when the idea of Swell
Forget What Your Friends Say —Googling Your Child’s Pediatrician

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By: Carolina Pichardo Parents are going with online ratings to select their child's pediatrician. According to researchers in U-M Medical School, those numbers are only increasing. Here's what else they found. It seems that long, gone are the days when parents chose a pediatrician based on their friends' or family recommendations. These days, it seems that online ratings reigns supreme. According to a recent U-M
Stop the Homework Battles

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By: Carolina Pichardo Whether your child is a straight-A student or struggling with a subject or two, it seems that all parents will experience, at some point or another, the much dreaded homework battles. How can you help your child complete their assignment without the fight? Your child’s academic success is closely aligned with how they take to their schoolwork and to their homework assignments. Are they
Minding the Age Gap

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By: Carolina Pichardo Now with two kids, life has become—interesting. For many moms, this is the case when they choose to “start over” with raising young children all over again, after having done so years, sometimes decades, ago. How can parents nurture both younger and older children as individuals, and also foster their relationship as siblings? Earlier this week, reality television star Evelyn Lozada announced she’s
Ouch! Time for another shot?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Recently, New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced that all children under the age of 5 who attend a licensed day care or preschool must receive the flu shot. While some parents welcomed the news, others were less pleased. Why is the administration mandating this new law, and why are many parents and several organizations protesting this requirement? No fun is
When the Angel Hits Puberty

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By: Amy Gentry What happens when your daughter suddenly starts talking back, rolling her eyes, and arguing about everything you have to say? Amy Gentry shares her best comeback. [caption id="attachment_7005" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Courtesy of Jesse Therrien"][/caption] When I was a teenager, my mother used to say, “I hope you have a daughter and I hope she’s just like you.” Mind you, this was not her way
A Mother, Sandy, and Staten Island

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By: Mary Targia Almonte A Staten Island Young Urban Mom recounts her experience of dealing with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath with her family We all heard the warnings from the weatherman and our local officials loud and clear.  However, we just assumed that, like most recent instances (namely Irene), they were crying wolf and we were all getting a day off from school and work for
This Halloween, Tips to Keep Your Children Safe

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By: Carolina Pichardo Mark Cichon, DO, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Loyola University Health System offers young moms his Halloween Safety tips As I write this, our Halloween plans are in limbo. Many of the activities we normally do have been cancelled or move due to Hurricane Sandy. My daughter, who had several Halloween costumes up her sleeves, is sticking to her Bumblebee set and just
6 Tips for Young Moms on Disciplining Your Child

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By: Carolina Pichardo Who says you have to go overboard with the discipline techniques, tactics or extra rules? Here are some disciplining tips for every young mom When it comes to disciplining my daughter, I've used every technique in the book: time out, spanking, talking it out. There's even the Tiger Mom method and (who could forget) Helicopter Parenting. I've learned something from each of these, and
Young Moms YOUnite: Loving Our Kids

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By: Staff Report Kids love to help. And sometimes, we kind of just have to let them. It's what brings us moments like these Kids love to help. And sometimes, we kind of just have to let them. It's what brings us moments like these. Thanks to SarahWallFlower for reminding us. ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Related Links Young Moms YOUnite on YUM Everyday Gratitude: Building Traditions Find the Silver Lining in Parenting ©YoungUrbanMoms.com | A community,