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Malia Jacobson

Today’s children may be the most supervised generation yet, with less time away from a caregiver’s gaze than kids enjoyed a few decades ago. But all this supervision hasn’t changed a simple fact: Kids are accident-prone. Read more

Parenting

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 67 percent of women have frequent sleep problems. Nearly half of women report tiredness that interferes with daily life, leaving them too tired for exercise, healthy eating or friends. Read more

Parenting

According to researchers, a child’s earliest learning is rooted not in formalized education, but in play. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Strong organizational skills serve children well through grade school, college and beyond and help them avoid the daily stress of hunting down lost items—not to mention tardy slips, missed buses and late classwork. Read more

Parenting

It’s a gift that’s gaining ground as a highly valued learning tool, and one you can’t find in stores: the gift of failure. Read more

Parenting

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids ages 8-18 spend around 7.5 hours per day using entertainment media. Increased access to technology makes it easy for kids to slide into damaging digital behaviors. Using the Internet just one ... Read more

Parenting

Whether you have a toddler who rejects every food except pasta, a grade-schooler who’s scared to join an after-school club, or a teen who’s learning to navigate a new job, helping children learn to embrace fresh experiences can pave the way... Read more

Parenting

Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can”—but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done. Just ask Emily Waggoner, who was surprised to find herself sleepless while pregnant with her daughter, Sarah, now 3. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

New research is challenging long-held assumptions that siblings are a must for a happy childhood. In fact, some researchers and authors are making a convincing case that only children may have an edge over kids with siblings in some areas—a... Read more

Parenting

Want kids to bring home As? Start with more ZZZs. According to sleep experts and numerous new studies, lost sleep hurts learning and hinders school-day success. Read more

Parenting

With fall on the horizon, we have checked off supply lists, trimmed overgrown locks and filled backpacks to the brim. But if kids haven’t transitioned back to their school year sleep habits, they’re not ready for the first day. Read more

Parenting

Planning to start your baby on solid food this season? Think green. Research shows that babies who eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruits before their first birthday are more likely to be veggie lovers at age 6. Here’s how to get more ... Read more

Summer

For better health and a sharper mind, few things are more beneficial than a good night’s sleep. That goes double for little ones. The benefits of sleep on learning and memory may be even more profound for children than for adults, because c... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

First, the bad news: Your seemingly-healthy child may be harboring a serious health problem. Left unchecked, this highly common condition can contribute to weight gain and hinder school success. When your child is irritable, inattentive or ... Read more

Parenting

In the summer, campgrounds are crawling (sometimes literally) with babies, toddlers and young families. But many new parents may hesitate to head into the wild, as they wonder whether camping with a tot will be safe, enjoyable or worth the ... Read more

Summer

Once considered a hallmark of high school, peer pressure is showing up earlier and earlier. Case in point: Recent research from the University of Maryland found that children can recognize group dynamics and feel pressured by peers as early... Read more

Parenting

With diminished stomach space, pre-delivery jitters and a mile-long to-do list, expectant moms may be tempted to slack off on healthy eating as delivery day nears. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can”—but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done. Just ask Emily Waggoner, who was surprised to find herself sleepless while pregnant with her daughter, Sarah, now 3. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

75 percent of American newborns are now breastfed. That’s good news; breastfeeding has amazing benefits for both Mom and Baby. But when a happily breastfed baby starts putting up a fight at every feeding, it brings anxiety and drama into an... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Children’s lives are chock-full of disappointments, large and small. Your toddler’s long-lashed eyes are brimming with tears, her hopes of playing at the park dashed by the swirling snowstorm outside. Read more

Parenting