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The Importance of Sleep — What sleep is and why all kids need it

Kindergartners need about 10 to 12 1/2 hours of sleep per night (with naps declining and eventually disappearing around age 5), and older elementary age kids need 9 1/2 to 11 1/2 hours a night.

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Biting at Preschool — When Your Child's the Chomper

Does your toddler bite the hand that feeds him…and the hands that pass the crayons? Here's how to stop your sweetie from sinking his teeth into his preschool pals.…

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What are Temper Tantrums? — Why do children have Temper Tantrums

A temper tantrum is a sudden, unplanned display of anger. It is not just an act to get attention. During a temper tantrum, children often cry, yell, and swing their arms and legs. Temper tantrums usually last 30 seconds to 2 minutes and are most intense at the start.

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Preschool Problems — and How to Solve Them

From drop-off drama to potty predicaments (and all the issues in between),

get the strategies you need to nix the most common preschool problems.


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What is Depression in Children? — What are the Symptoms

Depression is a serious mood disorder that can take the joy from a child's life. It is normal for a child to be moody or sad from time to time. You can expect these feelings after the death of a pet or a move to a new city. But if these feelings last for weeks or months, they may be a sign of depression.

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7 Tricks for Not Losing Your Temper with Your Kids

We all have moments of frustration with our kids, whether it's because they're asking their 42nd question of the day


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8 Discipline Mistakes Parents Make

Big discipline mistakes you might be making (and how to fix them). 


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