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Is Too Much Praise Bad for Children? [AUDIO]

If you are flooding your children with over-exaggerated flattery in an effort to boost low self-esteem, you could be hurting rather than helping. That's according to a new study which finds that children who lacked confidence shied away from tough tasks after receiving hyped praise from their parents

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Texting
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Are You A Distracted Parent? Put That Phone Down! [AUDIO]

Ignoring your child's needs when you get busy texting or paying attention to your smartphone can be detrimental to him or her in the long run, a study shows.

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Cell Phones
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Smartphones and Tablets: How Young is Too Young? [POLL/AUDIO]

Smartphones and tablets have become part of our everyday lives. But when should you get one of these devices for your children?

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Smoking
Flickr User Alexis Bellido
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NJ Senator Wants to Fine People Smoking in a Car with Kids [AUDIO]

If adults aren't going to do the right thing when they're riding in a car with a kid they should be fined.

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Kids left in the car - What's your opinion
Flickr User Andrew Currie
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Kids Distract More Than Cell Phones While Driving, Study Finds [POLL/AUDIO]

A new study from Australia finds children in a moving vehicle can be 12 times more distracting to a driver than cell phone talking.

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Sandy Nearly One Year Later: Emotions Still High [AUDIO]

It's been nearly a year since Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey coastline and left countless families with deep emotional scars, including many children who are just now starting to scratch the surface of their feelings in the aftermath of the disaster.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Child Poverty on the Rise in New Jersey [AUDIO]

t's a staggering statistic. More than 646,000 children in New Jersey lived in families earning too little to meet their needs in 2012.

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Karla Begley
Karla Begley received a hateful letter suggesting she should euthanize her son, who has autism. She has responded with a letter of her own. (CityNews)
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Mom Responds to Autism Hate Letter About Her Son

I remember reading the horrific and hate-filled anonymous letter sent to a mom complaining about her son with autism and being shocked that someone could be so hurtful. That mom has now written a response letter, and it's wonderful.

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High School Football
Flickr User Jamie Williams
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Are You Stressed Over Your Child’s Sports Activities? [AUDIO]

If your child is involved in organized sports, you probably understand the running from one field to the next, getting to practice on time, traveling, volunteering, fundraising and the cost. For many, it's not a big deal, it's part of the commitment. But, for others it's a different story.

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Facebook, Marlboro K-8 School District
Facebook, Marlboro K-8 School District
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You Could Be Fined if Your Kids Don’t Go to School [AUDIO]

All good parents know it pays to send their children to school, but did you know parents can be fined in New Jersey if their kids don't show up? It's true.

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autistic-child
citynews.ca
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Heartless Letter Sent to the Mother of an Autistic Child [PHOTO/VIDEO]

The unfortunate truth is that there are a few cruel and mean people that are among us. What's worse, is that most of them are ignorant. This is a mixture for the situation the mother of an autistic child is dealing with.

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Flickr User Auntie P
Flickr User Auntie P
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Tiny Batteries a Big Menace For Kids [AUDIO]

Button batteries that power some remotes, flame-less candles, watches, and hearing aids can be a major household hazard to young children because the little power cells can be swallowed and wreck havoc with their insides.

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