Health & Wellness

“Pick Me Up!” The Proper Way to Lift Your Kids (And Everything Else)

When it comes to properly lifting your toddler, take a cue from your toddler's excellent lifting technique. Photo by © Minamoto/Stocksy United

When it comes to correct form for lifting heavy (or even no-so-heavy) loads, consider following the lead of someone who often is the load: your toddler. “Toddlers naturally lift properly, by keeping their backs straight as they squat and then lifting straight up using their legs,” says KinderCare Education’s Director of Safety Stephanie Kuntz. Take

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Turns Out, Chicken Soup is Good for Your Soul!

Photo by © Lauri Patterson

Mothers throughout history have turned to chicken soup to help everything from the winter sniffles to a broken heart with good reason: It’s the ultimate healthy comfort food and it’s so easy to make at home. While no research has proven conclusively that chicken soup actually cures the common cold, according to the National Institutes of Health, “some researchers suggest that

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The Straight Scoop on Teething and Sleep

Are those tiny teeth keeping your little one up at night? 
Photo by: Meaghan Curry/Stocksy

What’s the deal with teething and sleep difficulties? That’s the kind of thing you find yourself wondering about at 2 a.m. when your very cranky little one just can’t seem to settle down. Like with many baby conundrums, from mysterious low-grade fevers and runny noses, to weird poops or general grumpiness, it’s easy to decree

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Nightmares No More!

As children's imaginations blossom, so may their nighttime dreams, both good and bad. Photo by Lawrence Sawyer

It’s the wee hours of the morning, and your child is standing at your bedside, tugging at your arm, wide-awake and scared: She’s had a nightmare. While witnessing it can tug at your heartstrings, know that it’s also quite typical for children. “Dreams, even disturbing ones, are a part of normal development,” says Dr. Elizabeth

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