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Articles in Family Values

Pure Guesswork: Nourishing the Super Baby

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Avocados are not easy to eat when you're a baby. Here, first-time dad and humor columnist Steve Calechman details his efforts to get enough of this super food into his son.... Read full article

Fighting Fair: How to Handle Arguments

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The occasional couple’s spat is inevitable. But if you don’t handle it well, it can impact your whole family. Here’s how to manage conflict in a healthy way.... Read full article

Panera Opens New 'Pay As You Go' Café

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The Panera restaurant chain is opening a new "pay as you go" café in downtown Boston. People with limited income will be allowed to pay what they can afford for a meal, while those who want to give back can pay a bit more than a meal is worth.... Read full article

Raising Robust, Resilient Kids in an Age of Anxious Parenting

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Today's adolescents are more anxious and stressed than ever. Hovering parents, and a culture that prizes giving kids a leg up, may be to blame. Here, psychologist and author Madeline Levine talks about the problem and what to do.... Read full article

Op/Ed: The Importance of the HPV vaccine – for Girls and Boys

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The HPV vaccine has been the subject of controversy and debate since its offering a few years ago. Here, pediatrician Eli Newberger, M.D., offers a medical opinion on why this vaccine is so important for girls and boys, even at ages 9-12.... Read full article

Helping Kids in the Aftermath of Violence

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Here are some excellent resources for helping children cope after horrific violence like the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut... Read full article

Holiday Stress-Busting Tips from the Trenches

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Holiday stress got you down? Try these tips for simplifying. Spend more time with family and less time checking off your holiday to-do list.... Read full article

Close the Gap with Long-Distance Relatives

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Maintaining close ties between children and their grandparents or other relatives is important, especially at a time when extended families often don't live near each other. Here are some neat ways to stay in touch and keep the family bond strong.... Read full article

In-Law Harmony at the Holidays

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If you're dreading the stress and conflict that sometimes comes with seeing your in-laws over the holidays, you aren't alone. These 5 tips will help make holiday time together more relaxing and harmonious.... Read full article

Suicidal Thoughts Come Quickly to Victimized Adolescents

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New research finds that adolescents victimized by peers, sexual assault or maltreatment have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts not long after the incidents occur... Read full article

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