Beth Ann Mayer

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Adult checks child's head for lice
The AAP Now Says Having Lice Isn't a Reason To Miss School
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How To Help Families Impacted By Hurricanes Fiona and Ian
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Kidz Bop Is Ready To Keep the Party Howling This Halloween
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Toys 'R' Us Releases Geoffrey's Hot Toy List for the 2022 Holiday Season
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Kids as Young as 8 Should Be Screened for Anxiety and Continue Into Adulthood, Experts Say
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The 'One Chip Challenge' Is Back and No One Has Time for This Foolishness
Parents sit at the playground and watch their child play independently
Why 'Sittervising' Is a Trend Parents Need To Know
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It's Official: Your Kid's Hatred of Kale Started in the Womb
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FDA Offers Warning About 'Medicine Challenges' on Social Media
Young boy with varicella zoster virus
Skin Blanching Is Becoming a Popular Parenting Tool Thanks to Social Media, but What Do Experts Say?
Tween looking at camera with unsure look on their face
Study Shows Kids Become More Skeptical as They Age—an Expert Explains Why This Is Good
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CDC Issues Alert for Enterovirus D68, a Respiratory Virus That Can Lead To Polio-like Symptoms
Twin Toddlers Dress up for Halloween as Dinosaurs
Watch Toddler's Excitement As Mom Understands His Halloween Ask
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Study Shows the Importance of Teens Having Positive Neighbor Involvement
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A New Generation of Teletubbies Is Coming to Netflix
Stainless steel straws for reusable and reduce the use of plastic straw.
After Child's Rare Metal Straw Accident, Experts Share Zero-Waste Alternatives
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Latest Results Show Math and Reading Scores Plummeted—We Need to 'Act With a Sense of Urgency' Says US Secretary of Education
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Mom Takes to Reddit to Explain Why It's Never OK to Comment on a Baby's Size
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TikTok Teacher Allows Students to Sleep in Class—But What Do the Experts Say?
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Nanny Witnesses Baby's First Steps and Sweetly Tries to Spare Mom's Feelings
Bert and Ernie
Your Favorite 'Sesame Street' Characters Are Now on TikTok
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Some Think 'CoComelon' Is Too Stimulating for Their Kids, So We Asked an Expert to Weigh In
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What Parents Need To Know About Rainbow Fentanyl
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Why Quiet Quitting Is the Trend Parents Need To Know