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My Kids Kept Having Tantrums & This Is How We Fixed It

Children naturally act out to test their boundaries and to learn more about life. When they do, it’s our job to figure out the underlying cause and help address the issue.

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This Cool New Technology Makes Brushing Fun!

Colgate’s new hum Kids smart toothbrush combines fun augmented reality games with learning how to be a better brusher.

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Gift Ideas for Mom’s Wishlist

Gifts that mom will love!

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Baby Shark's Big Show!

Nickelodeon Announces Cast for “Baby Shark’s Big Show!”

The new animated series will debut with an original holiday special.

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The Basics of Brushing Baby’s Teeth & Gums

Even before your baby’s first tooth breaks through, you should start an oral hygiene routine. Here’s how.

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Hilarious Excuses to Try When the Tooth Fairy Forgets to Visit

We asked around and found a few crafty parents with very clever excuses you can borrow next time the tooth fairy fails to show.

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How to Successfully Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

Nervous about taking your little one to the dentist? With these 7 tips, you can help make your kid’s first visit to the tooth doctor an easy and quite possibly, an enjoyable one!

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Oh, Awkward! Top 10 List.

Photo: Kimberley Bosman Photography
Dear Confessional,  
I am a magnet. Seriously, if there’s an embarrassing moment or clumsy situation to happen, I may just be that person. Thankfully, as an adult, I have finally grown enough confidence to no longer get…

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This Hello Kitty-Themed Dentist Office Will Have Your Kids Begging to Go to the Dentist

The dentist’s office isn’t exactly the place that most kids are clamoring to visit, but one dental office transformed into a Hello Kitty experience and families are loving it.
The Parklane Dental office in Southern California partnered with Sanrio to…

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Apr. 26, 2019

Because what’s the weekend without a few funny tweets?

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7 Simple Ways Parents Can Make Their Child’s First Trip to the Dentist a Success

By exposing your little one to these experiences early, you may prevent the onset of dentophobia—otherwise known as fear of the dentist.

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How Sweet It Is! Halloween Candy Buybacks in San Diego

Why not let your little boos in on a secret? They can trade their extra candy for cash! No tricks!

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What Every #HeroMom Keeps in Her Purse

Every mom is a superhero and they know what to tote to come to the rescue.

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From Baby to Big Girl: How the Tiny Changes Add Up

I tucked my daughter in tonight far past her normal bedtime. Her papa is traveling for work this week and it’s been just us Three Musketeers and we’ve made the most of every single second. But between the children’s museum,…

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Fewer Kids Are Getting Cavities in the US, Except for These Kids

Unfortunately, it’s not good news for everyone.

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4 Tips to Keep Baby & Toddler Teeth in Tip Top Shape

It’s always a good time to remind parents and parents-to-be that baby teeth need a little love and attention, too! After all, good oral hygiene is a matter of habit and habits that are formed young tend to stick.
That…

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Does Your Baby Really Need to Go to the Dentist?

In an effort to help dentists feel more comfortable treating babies, some areas are starting special training programs.

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Eye Exams Aren’t Scary

 
Here are some facts you should know about eye health:

One in five parents do not take their kids to the eye doctor for the first time until their children are school age (at least five years old).
Less…

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These New Baby Essentials Turn Feeding and Soothing Into a Science

These products, developed by a a dentist, an industrial designer and a biomedical engineer, go way beyond standard ol’ baby gear.

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To the Mom Struggling to Hold It Together: You’ve Got This

To the Mom Struggling to Hold It Together,
I have something important to tell you, mama: I don’t see you.

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Now, don’t stop reading just yet. Please hear me out. It’s true I don’t see…

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This Dental Offices Uses Dogs to Help Kids Get Through Dental Visits

This New York pediatric dental office has a doggone adorable way to get nervous kids in for visits.

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Every Mom Needs a Mom

She knew I had my hands full and offered to take my son to soccer. She’s a mom.
She noticed my daughter didn’t have ballet shoes and brought an extra pair to class the next week. She’s a neighbor and she’s a mom.…

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28 Signs You’re A Parent Of Multiple Children

1. You have a color-coded calendar, and it’s awesome – until you use the wrong color assigned to one of your kids.
2. You show up to your son’s soccer game proud your family is 30 minutes early only to…

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Hilarious Parenting Resolutions You Have to Make in 2017

Which of these real life—and real funny—parenting resolutions will you be making for 2017?

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5 Things I Resolve NOT to Do This Year

Photo: Melissa
Resolving to do more, or to do better, in the New Year is always a challenge. When you’re a parent, New Year’s resolutions feel especially daunting. Who among us has extra time or energy to spare?
This year,…

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How To Brush A Toddler’s Teeth

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I have a toddler and before I did, I had a totally different idea on what it took to brush a toddler’s teeth.  I had never been in the trenches before and probably gave not so great advice…

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What Could Be Growing Inside Your Baby’s Sophie the Giraffe Teething Toy Will Make Your Stomach Turn

If you have a teething baby, you might need to check their favorite chew toy. Parents are reporting black mold growing inside of the toddler teething toy Sophie the Giraffe. Pediatric dentist and mother of two toddlers, Dana Chianese, said…

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Inside Dr. Michelle Kelman, Pediatric Dental Center with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Dr. Michelle Kelman, Pediatric Dental Center just won a Totally Awesome Award for Beaming Pediatric Dental Office in Los Angeles. We recently spoke to her about her experience as a business owner, the best advice she’s ever received and more.…

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Research Says Flossing Shows No Benefits– Say What?!

Photo: New York Post
You hear it all the time from the dentist: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities, right? Except a recent investigation by the Associated Press reveals the benefits of dental floss are largely unproven. The…

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10 Ways to Guarantee Your Children Get Their Fair Share of Therapy!

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A good shrink (like a quality preschool) should probably be booked while still pregnant. Ages 12-15 are the target range, but with any luck, you might get them committed earlier. And remember, therapists have heard everything there is…

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I Can’t Do It All

I missed the very first time my 6-year-old daughter scored a goal.
She played hockey for 7 months last season, and I was at every single game. I enjoy watching her have fun. I love seeing her master new skills.…

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Chicago’s Newest Sweet Spot: Dylan’s Candy Bar

Traversing the mag mile with the kiddos isn’t always appealing to a local, but we have a sweet spot that just might change your mind.

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