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Can Praising Kids Actually Make Them Dumb?

The trend in recent years that led parents and teachers to boost children’s self-esteem by rewarding them for doing little other than breathing may soon be over, thanks to new research that says such actions are actually making kids less intelligent.

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What to Teach Your Kids About Money, and When You Should Do It — Dollars and Sense

A solid education is important for kids. But while you’re busy making sure their reading and math skills are up to par, don’t forget to teach them about money, too — it could keep them from falling into bad habits later on.

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Target Ad Draws Praise for Featuring Young Boy With Down Syndrome [PHOTO]

Rick Smith, whose site ‘Noah’s Dad’ is about his son with Down syndrome, is singing the praises of big-box retailer Target, which recently included a 6-year-old boy with the chromosomal condition in one of its ads.

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Got a New Baby? Yes, There’s an App for That

Between feedings, diapers and naps, new parents have a lot to think about. And yes, for all you inquiring tech-savvy parents, there’s an app to help track all that. In fact, there are several. The real question, however, is, “Are they worth the download?”

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Twin New Year’s Babies Actually Have Different Birth Years — Wait, What?

Sometimes twin babies born hours apart can end up having different birthdays, but one set in Minneapolis actually have different birth years.

While Beckett Humenny was born at 6:40 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, it seems his sister Freya wasn’t quite ready to leave the comforts of the womb until nearly six hours later. She was born at 12:26 a.m. on January 1st.

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10 Tips to Get Fit With Your Kids in 2012

Want to help your kids get in shape this year? It could be easier — and a lot more fun — than you think.

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Hey Moms, It Could Be Your Fault Your Kid Is Overweight

Childhood obesity is soaring. In fact, about a third of US children are currently overweight or obese — and a new study may reveal one big cause.

Researchers found toddlers who have a poor relationship with their moms could be twice as likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, possibly because they tend to turn to food as a substitute for motherly comfort.

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Tearjerker Alert! Young Boy Disobeys Dad to Attend Funeral for Fallen Firefighter [VIDEO]

Eleven-year-old Jared Flanders willfully disobeyed his father and left his Massachusetts home one day last week without an accompanying adult. But Jared had a good reason to defy his dad, since his objective was to attend a funeral for a firefighter killed during the line of duty.

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