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'Snowplow' parents: the new breed of over-protective

Tiger moms and helicopter dads, step aside. There's a new name for an emerging breed of over-involved parents -- they're plowing away their children's problems.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 09:01am EDT

Tags: snowplow parents, Randi Martin

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Helicopter parents reach college; expert offers tips

Helicopter parenting is more of an issue than ever on college campuses. An expert offers tips on how to back off before kids are off on their own.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Leslie Morgan Steiner, college, helicopter parenting, Rachel Nania

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Study shows flextime favors men

Working mothers still have a hard time getting flextime for family issues, while men seem to have no problem at all.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 04:53am EDT

Tags: kids, Randi Martin

Taste for sweets develops in infancy

A baby can develop strong eating habits before he or she even learns to walk or talk.

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 07:49pm EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, health, obesity

Are parents too overprotective?

Some parents in Augusta, Georgia, are concerned that elementary school kids are being required to walk too far to get to class.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 10:53am EDT

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Preparing kids with food allergies to head back to school

The start of a new school year can be a challenging time for any child. But it has the potential to be exceptionally tough for students with severe food allergies.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:44am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfton, Food allergies, allergies, school

Making the decision to not have children

A 2010 Pew study shows one in five American women has never had children. In the 1970s, that ratio was one in 10. Why are more women opting out of motherhood?

Monday - 07/21/2014, 06:59am EDT

Tags: kids, Randi Martin

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Giant to offer Alexandria woman's organic children's foods

If you shop at Giant, you'll soon see a new organic food option for children in the frozen food aisle.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 09:34am EDT

Tags: Mom Made Foods, Heather Stouffer, organic food, Alexandria

Kiplinger: Save money; buy used

Consumers can save big on used electronics, furniture, children's play items and evening wedding dresses, according to Kiplinger's Finance.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 03:05pm EDT

Tags: WTOP Saves You Money

Parenting: The guilt felt by working moms

Many working mothers experience guilt for not being able to be home with their children. But researchers say there's no need for the worry.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 08:51am EDT

Tags: Mothers, working mom, Randi Martin, Gina Brown,

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