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Lying in young children

Research suggests that lying is very common in young children and starts early. The key is to recognize why your child is lying and help them reach an end goal without needing to lie.

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What are the rules for car seats?

Most convertible seats have limits that permit children to ride rear-facing for 2 or more years.

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Do expectant mothers need folic acid?

Expectant mothers need folic acid, a type of B vitamin, that contributes to the development of a healthy fetus. The vitamin can help prevent birth defects that affect the formation of the brain and spinal cord.

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How do I teach my baby to talk?

The best way to help a baby’s language skills is for parents to talk while doing everyday things, and have fun doing them.

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What is the best way to wean an 18-month-old off breastfeeding?

Lactation expert Dr. Sahira Long answers a reader’s question about weaning a toddler.