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Can Spanking Your Children Lead to Mental Illness?

While some parents prefer the use of non-violent disciplinary actions against their mischievous children, others take no shame in dishing out some good old-fashioned corporal punishment as a means of teaching little junior some of the lessons of life.

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Are Your Kids Becoming TV Addicts? Guess What the Cure Is

Want your kids to watch less TV? Spend more time with them. It’s that simple. A new study indicates doing so could mean they log 30 fewer minutes in front of the boob tube every day.

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Warning to Parents! Your Kids Might Be Hiding What They’re Really Up to Online

It’s no secret that our children are more adept at using technology than we are, but a new survey by computer security company McAfee suggests their using their skills to be sneaky.

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When Should Kids With ADHD Start Taking Medication?

Medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is seen as controversial in some circles, but a new study suggests kids who start taking the drugs as young as 4 years old may do better academically than those who start in middle school.

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Here’s a Surprising Reason Why You Should Be Grateful Your Teen Likes to Argue

Your argumentative teen may drive you crazy sometimes, but take heart. New research from the University of Virginia indicates those strong-willed adolescents are better at resisting peer pressure and are thus less likely to drink or do drugs.

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Smartphones Are the Chic New Way to Keep Babies Quiet

In years past, parents would often quiet a crying child by giving him a toy or popping a pacifier in his mouth. But these days, it’s more likely that fussy kid will wind up with mom’s cell phone instead.

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Is It Important to Leave an Inheritance for Your Children? [POLL]

It seems an increasing number of baby boomers are following the lead of billionaire Warren Buffett, who has pledged to leave almost all of fortune to charity rather than his children.

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Be Careful — The Soap You Use to Clean Your Child May Lead to a Positive Marijuana Test

Most people are aware by now that there are some everyday health and hygiene products on the market that can cause a positive result on a drug screen in adults — but in newborns?

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