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Julia Steiny: Stranger Danger is Uniquely American Insanity | Education News

Julia Steiny: Stranger Danger is Uniquely American Insanity | Education News | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
The fears that convince parents to keep their kids from free-range summer activities are unwarranted and harmful, writes Julia Steiny.
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Never Wake a Sleeping Baby: Why Depressed Moms Don’t Follow that Advice | Healthland | TIME.com

Never Wake a Sleeping Baby: Why Depressed Moms Don’t Follow that Advice | Healthland | TIME.com | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Sleep deprivation pretty much goes with the territory of new parenthood.
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Early Full-Term Babies May Face Later School Woes

Early Full-Term Babies May Face Later School Woes | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
CHICAGO -- Even for infants born full-term, a little more time in the womb may matter. The extra time results in more brain development, and a study suggests perhaps better scores on academic tests, too.
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Gorilla mom lesson: How to handle unruly toddlers

Gorilla mom lesson: How to handle unruly toddlers | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
No, my title isn’t a misspelling of “guerilla” mom. That’s “gorilla,” as in “large, furry ape relation of Homo sapiens.” And, yes, I’m thinking gorilla parenting might offer us a fresh take on coping with obnoxious, misbehaving toddlers.
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The Attached Family » Forget Child- or Parent-Centered…Think Family-Centered

The Attached Family » Forget Child- or Parent-Centered…Think Family-Centered | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
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Hugs and warmth: Can they improve the social brain?

Hugs and warmth: Can they improve the social brain? | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Can affectionate, responsive parenting improve your child’s social brain – the part of the brain that processes information about people?

That’s the question raised by new research on autistic children at the Yale Child Study Center.
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Parents are happier people: Parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than nonparents, psychologists find

Parents are happier people: Parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than nonparents, psychologists find | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Contrary to recent scholarship and popular belief, parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning in life than people without children, according to researchers.
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Julia Steiny: A Focus on Brain Development, Relationships Pays Off | Education News

Julia Steiny: A Focus on Brain Development, Relationships Pays Off | Education News | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
By paying attention to brain development, neurological health and parent relationships at the earliest ages, we can improve outcomes for more kids.
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Is This Extreme Parenting? | Raising Kvell

Is This Extreme Parenting? | Raising Kvell | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
[caption id=attachment_3597 align=alignright width=300 caption=Get it? Mayim? Extreme sports? Baby?][/caption] My husband and my publicist say I’m not supposed to ...
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Hype-free breastfeeding around the world

Hype-free breastfeeding around the world | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Breastfeeding is normal and worldwide, meaning it’s practiced everywhere in the world. And it’s definitely not staged for a photo and airbrushed to perfection.
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Behind the Cover: Are You Mom Enough?

Behind the Cover: Are You Mom Enough? | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
The four mothers photographed by Martin Schoeller for the cover of this week's TIME discuss why this parenting philosophy resonates with them.
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Study Finds 80 Percent Of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been On Diet

Study Finds 80 Percent Of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been On Diet | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Research shows that 80% of 10-year-old girls have, at some point in their lives, been on a diet.
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The Attached Family » Why Early Attachment Matters for Childhood, and Beyond

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Women lack info on labor versus repeat C-section

Women lack info on labor versus repeat C-section | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have had a C-section can often opt for a natural childbirth the next time.

 

In the past, doctors thought that once a woman had a C-section, she would need to do the same for any future births -- mainly out of concern that the scar on the uterus would rupture during vaginal delivery.

 

That thinking has changed, though. . . .

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Daily caffeine hit damaging primary schoolchildren

Daily caffeine hit damaging primary schoolchildren | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
ONE in five primary school students is getting a daily caffeine hit from soft drinks and chocolate, keeping them awake at night and causing sleepiness in the classroom the next day.
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10 Best Essential Oils To Use For Kids » Nature Moms

10 Best Essential Oils To Use For Kids » Nature Moms | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
No matter how hard you work to keep your children healthy, they're going to experience sickness from time to time.It's no fun and it can be discouraging when it happens, but it's going to happen.
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Can Being A Parent Make You Happier?

Can Being A Parent Make You Happier? | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Raven (5 years old): Dad, we love you, even if you yell at us. Even if you rip out our eyeballs, we still love you. Chloe (5 years old): Are you going to die soon?
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Superbugs Threatening More Children, 'Supermoms' Targeting Antibiotic Use On Farms

Superbugs Threatening More Children, 'Supermoms' Targeting Antibiotic Use On Farms | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Everly Macario recalls the "primal shriek" her son released one fateful April morning in 2004.
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It's Not Porn, People, It's Food

It's Not Porn, People, It's Food | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Can we look at a woman nursing and think "lunch"? We have learned to stop blushing at the sight of a pregnant woman.
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How brainy women think about attachment parenting

How brainy women think about attachment parenting | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Mayim Bialik is an actress, a neuroscientist and an outspoken member of the attachment parenting community.

 

"When you're used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more."

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Maternity Ward Swag

Maternity Ward Swag | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
The benefits of breast-feeding are many, but hospitals undermine the practice by sending mothers home with free samples of baby formula.

Via Alice Ruxton Abler
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Does the Time magazine cover make extended breastfeeding look wacko?

Does the Time magazine cover make extended breastfeeding look wacko? | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Does the Time Magazine cover – the one featuring a mother nursing a rather mature-looking preschool boy– help the cause of “attachment parenting?”

I don’t identify myself with the attachment parenting movement.
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Female Breasts Are Bigger Than Ever, But Under Threat

Female Breasts Are Bigger Than Ever, But Under Threat | Mushy Granola Mom | Scoop.it
Breasts Are Exposed to Chemicals and Vulnerable to Cancer...
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