Homework is not just the bane of many students’ lives. It can also lead to major frustration for their parents. Sometimes a homework question comes along that is so confusing, it stumps kids and parents alike. And many of those frustrated adults take to social media to share their bewilderment. We’ve rounded up eight such
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Truth or dare? Let’s begin with the truth, shall we? Every one of us must have played the fun, sometimes bold and silly, game called Truth or Dare at least once in our lives. Even though it was first played way back in the 17th century, the game never got
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Periods or menstruation is a natural biological activity that occurs in every healthy woman. As a mother you will be prepared for it with your prepubescent daughter, but do you need such preparation for boys too? Do boys have periods? MomJunction takes a closer look at this commonly confused phenomenon
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An intrauterine device or IUD is a small T-shaped device that a doctor or nurse can implant into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is among the most effective forms of reversible birth control with a failure rate of less than 1%. The insertion is a minor medical procedure that only takes a few minutes.
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Being home for the family is important, but sometimes it is nice to have some quality alone time with your daughter. There are many mother daughter activities that you’ll love, it just depends on interests. This time together creates a special bond and friendship which your daughter will cherish forever as well as continue with
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There are so many things that a teenager might want to do to be cool or fit in. This could lead to distractions and acquiring habits that are probably not good for them. If your teen gets bored quickly, spends too much time playing video games or watching Netflix, you should try and give them
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Minor vaginal cuts and tears are common and often occur when a person is removing body hair or engaging in sexual activity. People with certain hormonal, skin, and immune conditions may be more likely to get vaginal cuts or tears. Minor vaginal wounds are usually harmless, but they may cause mild pain and discomfort for
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Spotting before a period is generally harmless, and there is not always an obvious cause. However, spotting is sometimes an early sign of pregnancy or an indication of hormonal changes in the body. Spotting is light, irregular bleeding from the vagina that is noticeable but not substantial enough to soak a pad or liner. Spotting
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Respiratory problems can be troublesome for a baby. Some are mild and can be treated with oral medications and vapor rubs. But some could need the medicine to be directly delivered to the lungs, for quicker and more effective results. A nebulizer serves this precise purpose. Nebulizers are used for
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Anxiety does not discriminate based on gender, wealth, or even age. Children are just as susceptible to anxiety as adults, with lots of possible factors to blame for its cause. Sometimes it is a genetic predisposition, sometimes something triggers it, and sometimes it pops up out of nowhere. While the conversation has gotten better, society
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Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be “vigilant about.” Obesity raised anxiety and depression risk by 33% among young boys. According to
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Teenage and high school is hard, yet enamored with a lot of optimism and excitement about what’s going to come. Adolescence brings you once-in-a-lifetime experiences, almost all of which are documented in books and several entertaining movies for teens. From romance, thrill to adventure and crazy action, we find everything in a teenage movie. In
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The variety of children’s books you have today is overwhelming. Fantasy, mythology, suspense, comedy, and satire are just a few genres in children’s fiction. Whether your children are avid readers or are just starting to get used to reading, there are plenty of good books to choose from. If your child has just begun reading,
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Most women go through a life-changing experience once or several times in their life and it is called ‘giving birth’. It is both a beautiful and traumatic experience at the same time. Although most mothers heave a big sigh of relief once their baby is in their arms, the experience of ‘birth’ doesn’t end there.
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iStock The New York colony was among the oldest inhabited places in pre-independent America. Although it was under the control of the Britishers for a significant time, it did not always have a British occupation. So how did the New York colony come into existence and who were its original inhabitants? Here is a MomJunction
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Image: iStock Your usually calm boy gets inquisitive; your little princess no longer likes her pet name. The once mama’s boys and daddy’s princess are now teenagers, who have several questions and are eager to know the answers. It is that phase in your kid’s life where your parenting needs to shift gears as your
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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, by the time children have reached the fifth grade, around 80 percent of them have been physically punished. They also report that physical punishment, which includes spanking and hitting, has been shown to be ineffective and lead to more aggressive behavior. They recommend that parents use more effective
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