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Push-up bathing suit tops for a 7 year old? There has been plenty of dialogue in the carpool line and in the media about just how far are some compaines going to attract younger and younger retail buyers. Just what message are we sending young girls?
1:45 to Read | development, obesity, Parenting, teen
Early on-set menstruation is linked to other health issues.
Stress affects your baby more than you think.

First-grade classrooms with poor environments -- not enough resources, teachers who feel disrespected by colleagues -- have been linked to a higher number of mental health problems in students, according to a new study.
Did your child get a cell phone over the holiday? Have you set rules, boundaries and limits? You should and here's why.
How old is too old for a binkie?
Why do parents give their child's private parts nicknames instead of real names?
Eating and sleep are too big issues with toddlers.
The children who struggled with self-control as preschoolers were three times as likely to have problems as young adults. They were more prone to have a criminal record; more likely to be poor or have financial problems; and they were more likely to be single parents.
A new study says the more the kids exercised, the more the intelligence-test scores went up. An average increase of 3.8 points on scores in cognitive planning skills was noted in kids who exercised 40 minutes a day for three months, the researchers found.