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Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap

February 20, 2017 WASHINGTON — Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. more »»

Brain changes seen in pregnancy may help moms prepare for baby

December 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Pregnancy affects not only a woman’s body: It changes parts of her brain too, a new study says. more »»

Donát cut the cord too fast; a pause benefits most newborns

December 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood. New recommendations for U.. more »»

Helping others: Children learn about the world and themselves through helping others

November 1, 2016 Lauren Lehman learned early that giving is sometimes better than receiving. more »»

Getting started

November 1, 2016 Listed are just a handful of local organizations that welcome children to volunteer or help out in some way; however, there are many more in the community worth considering. more »»

Successfully navigate holiday season with Apps

November 1, 2016 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest, especially for parents of young children. There are parties and decorations, meals and charity events. And, of course, the gifts. more »»

The Right to Education: Local task force helps guide families with special needs children

November 1, 2016 Anna Gibboney of Williamsburg turned to the Local Task Force for the Right to Education when she needed help for her son Danny, who has fine motor skill issues due to premature birth. more »»

Program mandated by law

November 1, 2016 Not only is the Right to Education Task Force a good idea, it’s mandated by law. more »»

Makeovers What to wear

November 1, 2016 Want to hit the right notes in this season’s fashions? Stylists, consultants and area fashion merchandisers offered insights on this season’s hottest looks and how to wear the. more »»

Baby food basics

November 1, 2016 By Lauren Kudlawiec For Mirror Moms From pregnancy smoothies, to mom-friendly oatmeal, my culinary experimentation now revolves around quick meals for my husband and I. more »»

Pigeon Forge: Family entertainment in the Great Smoky Mountains

November 1, 2016 Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains sits Pigeon Forge — an eclectic hub of nonstop entertainment. The flash and hustle of Pigeon Forge is akin to a family-friendly, more low-key Las Vega. more »»

Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer

September 13, 2016 CHICAGO -- Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found. more »»

Sorry kids: Docs urge flu shots, not nasal spray, this year

September 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. more »»

Toddlers learn meaning of gestures at learning center

August 30, 2016 FAIRLESS HILLS (AP) — When they want more Fruit Loops, the toddlers at Sing N Say Learning Center let their little fingers do the talking. They sign. more »»

ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

August 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work. more »»

Guardianship questions must be answered

August 9, 2016 If you were to die today, who would take care of your kids? It’s a tough but important question to answer. And avoiding it can actually make the situation wors. more »»

Guard over my children: tips for parents if tragedy strikes Answering the heart-wrenching question: what happens to my kids if I die

August 5, 2016 If you were to die today, who would take care of your kids? It's a tough but important question to answer. And avoiding it can actually make the situation wors. more »»

Mirror Moms Expo is back!

August 1, 2016 Get ready for the 2016 edition of the Mirror Moms Expo, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Logan Valley Mal. more »»

Conquer homework: area teachers offer tips for parents, students

August 1, 2016 Robert Valeria, a math teacher at Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School, remembers when he was first teaching and a parent said her son was struggling in mat. more »»

Dealing with ADHD: Information for parents, caregivers

August 1, 2016 Concerned that your child might have Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder? Kathy Hockenberry, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with UPMC Altoona, offers important... more »»

Co-parenting with a difficult Ex?

August 1, 2016 When people marry and have children, they may envision bright futures. But it gets tough when their visions dissolve due to divorce. more »»



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September 17, 2014 Armpit hair. Apparently third graders have it. To be more accurate, one third grade girl has sprouted two armpit hairs, according to Julie. more »

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