The Contractual Concerns of Surrogacy

Each state has its own laws governing marriage and children, including laws that address surrogacy in very fine detail. ... read more »

Planning for Baby: Choosing a Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician for your new baby is one of the biggest jobs during pregnancy. You need to take several factors into consideration when choosing a pediatrician, including parenting values and beliefs, communication, insurance, and availability. ... read more »

Horoscope Compatibility Calculator

Use this horoscope compatibility calculator to see if you and your partner's zodiac signs are compatible. Then gauge your parent and child compatibility. ... read more »

Baby Names: More About Parents Than Babies?

Adults in the child's life are just as influenced by the child's name; considering the ramifications of a child's name makes baby-naming a fun but daunting task. ... read more »

"Helicoptered" Kids Face Psychological Struggles in College

A 2013 study finds college students are seeking psychological counseling in greater numbers than ever before. One reason behind the increased need for psychological help is helicopter parenting. ... read more »

New Warnings About Bed Sharing with Infants

The number of babies who share a parents' bed has more than doubledsince the early 1990s, according to the recent National Infant SleepStudy, despite a number of public service ads warning of the increasedrisk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... read more »

How to Be a Good Mother to Your Baby

Being a good mother does not begin when the baby is born, it starts the moment that the baby is conceived. ... read more »

Childcare: Where Do I Find a Nanny?

Finding a nanny to care for your child in the home can be a stressful adventure. The screening process, if undertaken personally, can take months with interviews, background checks, and reference checks. ... read more »

Childcare: Where to Find a Babysitter

Even the most dedicated parents will eventually come to terms with the fact that adults need a little rest and relaxation time without kids. How do these parents find the babysitter they have on speed dial? ... read more »

Childcare: Babysitting 101

When the time comes to allow a babysitter to take care of your children, even for a small period, finding just the right babysitter does not have to be a stressful event. Babysitters are generally younger and less expensive than a nanny. ... read more »

Parental Pressure Is Harmful to Younger Children

I don’t know about you but I remember my early school years fondly. Homework was minimal and we spent our evenings playing with friends, creating art or lego masterpieces and maybe taking part in one or two organized activities each week. Fast forward to 2016 and our kids are growing up in a very different time, where the pressure for academic success begins at a much younger age, there is an epidemic of over-scheduling and unsurprisingly childhood stress and mental health problems are on the rise. ... read more »

Gay and Lesbian Parenting – Second Parent Adoption

Second parent adoption is the legal term for the second adoption of a biological child or adopted child by a same sex partner. According to law, states have the right to honor or deny second parent adoption. ... read more »

How-to Guide for Newborns

Taking care of a newborn baby is not always easy so let us guide you through it! ... read more »

Traveling with a Baby For Gays and Lesbians

Gay communities tend to offer support and advice for gay holidays, family outings and gay-friendly hotels and destinations. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Your Husband

The breastfeeding process is an experience that affects all who are involved. It obviously involves the mother and child, but it also involves the father and can be a stressful, emotional time for him as well. ... read more »

35,000 UK Women Suffer Postpartum Depression Alone

In some countries, postpartum depression (PPD) is under-reported and under-recognized. According to a recent report, the United Kingdom is one of those countries. Experts reveal more than 35,000 women suffer from the condition and do so in complete silence. ... read more »

When to Work With an Adoption Agency

Before seeking adoption there are various considerations that need to be discussed between couples and with other children in the household, if applicable. ... read more »

Childcare: Nanny 101

Childcare is an extremely sensitive and important topic for manyparents, especially in households where both parents work. Whenreturning to work after baby, there are three options for childcare 'personal day care, commercial day care, or nanny ... read more »

Childcare: How to Interview a Babysitter

Finding the right babysitter for your child can be a difficult task for many parents. The idea of giving another person the sole responsibility of caring for your child is a huge decision, but sometimes parents want/need time out and there is simply no one else. ... read more »

Childcare: What is a Babysitter?

Babysitters are there to provide temporary care for children, typically in the afternoon or evening, when parents need to step out and step back into those adult shoes. ... read more »

Smaller Testicles Made Dad More Nurturing

Previous studies indicate a man’s fathering style is based on his level of testosterone, while a new study suggests the size of a man’s testicles is a tell-tale sign of fathering style, too. ... read more »

10 Secrets of the Baby Product Industry

The baby-product industry generates $23 billion in sales each year but do we really need all that cute stuff? Industry insiders say we don't but they're glad we buy it anyway. ... read more »

Childcare: How to Find a Good Babysitter

There are hundreds of reasons why you need a babysitter on speed dial, but finding just the right babysitter can be a difficult process. ... read more »

Preparing Young Siblings for New Arrival

One of the nicest things about being pregnant is that when mom is pregnant, the whole family is pregnant, too. Younger children, however, may require a little more time and TLC to get comfortable. ... read more »

What to do During a Babymoon

There are no rules for a babymoon, just as there were no rules aboutwhat to do on a honeymoon. These intimate retreats are meant tocelebrate the unique but private lives you've built together. ... read more »

Kangaroo Care

There is nothing more important than skin to skin contact between mother and child, according to the March of Dimes and other supporters of pregnancy and infant health. ... read more »

Poor Parenting Plays Part in Bullying

According to researchers at the University of Warwick, bullying may be associated with poor parenting practices, including overprotective parenting. ... read more »

Use 3 Piggy Banks to Teach Children Money Basics

A piggy bank is a common fixture in many a child’s bedroom but some financial experts say kids will become better money managers if they use three piggy banks instead of just one. ... read more »

Baby Talk Improves Baby's Brain Power

Scientists are trying to figure out how speech and language development happens and they are increasingly finding that it’s all about baby talk. Baby talk improves brain power even before birth. ... read more »

New-Baby Blues Behind Only-Child Trend?

A new study from Canada indicates the everyday realities of parenthood could be a driving factor behind a trend for only-child families. ... read more »

Shared Parenting Enriches Sex Life

Want to spice up your sex life? Make child care a 50-50 proposition. ... read more »

Enjoy Sweet Dreams When Kids Use Bedtime Pass

A recent study from the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health finds bedtime arguments can be eliminated by something as simple as a bedtime pass. It only works if parents follow the rules, too. ... read more »

Singing Better Than Baby Talk for Irritable Infants

It seems babies remain calm and content longer when they hear adults singing rather than speaking baby talk to them. ... read more »

Parent Training Improves Behaviors of Autistic Children

A new study identifies a 24-week program that trains parents of autistic children how to handle their disruptive behavior and outbursts with superior results. ... read more »

Do School Schedules Work for Working Parents?

Grose questions how or why parents are expected to take on such a big role in the school system when they are working full time. ... read more »

Juggling Job, Parenthood Easier with ACA

Since healthcare coverage is now available for part-time workers, many parents find it beneficial to juggle part-time jobs and parenthood without worrying too much about how to pay medical expenses. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 7

The thrills of being a parent are a daily benefit of caring for baby, but that care takes energy and nearly all of your time. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 9

As the honeymoon phase of parenting ends you may notice a drastic change in the relationship you have with your partner. The last eight months have been all about baby and your relationship may have suffered for it. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 10

You're busy, baby's busy ' everyone is busy which means everyone needs a little extra energy. Planning for a trip to the store may seem like anamazing adventure at this point because it feels like baby needs asuitcase full of supplies. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 11

Every time you turn around there is something else you need to do or another late night call from baby. Fatigue is part of the first year of life, but there are some tricks to help you feel better throughout the day. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 12

This month you will spend quite a bit of time planning baby's firstbirthday party. Take some time to look back on the past 12 months. Youbrought a tiny human being home from the hospital ' completely dependent on you for everything. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Attachment Parenting

This parenting style, unlike most others, involves a movement backed by an international organization supporting parents who choose to practice attachment parenting. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Permissive Parenting

Permissive parenting is a term coined by Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist. Baumrind coined the phrase as one of three major parenting styles. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Helicopter Parenting

The term helicopter parenting is thought to have been originally used by college admissions offices to describe parents who played an overactive role in the admissions process. ... read more »

Number of Stay-at-Home Moms on the Rise

The number of mothers who stay at home rather than hold jobs outside the home has risen significantly in the past 15 years. ... read more »

Donor Conception: How and When to Tell Your Child

Dr. Madeline Feingold is a clinical psychologist specializing in reproductive medicine. She frequently discusses with couples how and when to tell a child that its conception involved donated genetic materials. ... read more »

2014 Pregnancy Trend Predictions

An investigation of online chatter about pregnancy and babies reveals the following trends settling in for 2014. ... read more »

Delicious Baby Aroma Encourages Mom's Bonding

The almost-universal cry of mothers upon cuddling a newborn baby - thatthe baby smells good enough to eat - is more than just delight andaffection. It's a very real neurological response that can be tracedusing brain imaging scans. ... read more »

Budgeting for Baby One Trimester At a Time

The financial wizards at Money Magazine suggest approaching a baby budget like a pregnancy, one trimester at a time. ... read more »

Avoiding Adolescent Pregnancy in African-American Youth

Parenting style may play an important part in preventing early pregnancy and reducing risky sexual behavior in African-American youth, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. ... read more »

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