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Plan to start nursing as soon as you and your newborn lock eyes? A C-section, whether planned or not, could make it a bit more difficult. But have no fear. Studies show that women whose babies are born by C-section and who have a strong commitment to making nursing work are just as successful at breastfeeding as moms who deliver vaginally.
Sharpen those pencils: We've got teachers' and tutors' secrets to helping kids ace any test.
Choose the Response That Best Answers the Following:
Tests Are ______________
A. Given even in kindergarten these days
B. Harder than when you were in school
C. Used to help place your child on the fast track—or knock him off it
D. Scary, but something you can help your child succeed at
E. All of the above
"I've done something bad, Jen," my friend whispered over the bustle of the diner, leaning over her dessert plate. "I've really done it now." I leaned in, too, and asked her to speak up. I couldn't hear her; also, I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
In my single-gal 20s, if you’d asked me how I felt about abortion personally—what I’d do if I became pregnant despite always using contraception—I might have said I’d terminate. I had a demanding job, little money, and I lived with my old-fashioned parents. I was just adult enough to know that an unwanted pregnancy would derail my career; just childish enough to dread having to tell to my folks.
But then I grew up. And, when I was 35, I had a D&C. And having one changed my views.
We have an arsenal in our home, 16 weapons of varying sizes and calibers. Among them are the N-Strike Rampage, Truvelo Raptor, Vortex Pyragon, Automatic Tommy 20, Raider CS-35, a laser-sighted pistol, a bolt-action rife, a crossbow and a six shooter. There is also a machete, an aluminum foil knife and a grenade launcher fashioned from paper towel tubes.
Your child's jonesing for the scarlet-sweater Uggs her BFF wears and says she'll die without them—oh, and also without an iPhone. How should you respond? The answer depends “on the object of her envy,” says Phyllis Katz, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist in Miami Beach, FL. If your kid's coveting a particular item, maybe you could work out ways she could save up for it. But longing for another person's physical traits is trickier. No matter what's made her go green, here's how to help her deal:
Give them a place to vent. Julian Canha, of Montclair, NJ, has a younger brother, Justin, with autism. Their mother, Maria Teresa, enrolled Julian in a sibling group at Justin's school. The Sibling Support Project (siblingsupport.org) has almost 400 sibling support groups, called Sibshops, in almost every state.