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Writer Greg O'Brien and his daughter, Colleen, play with Adeline, Greg's 8-month-old granddaughter. Eight years ago, Greg was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Alzheimer's Starts To Steal The Joy Of Being A Grandfather

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For children over 1 year old, pediatricians strongly recommend whole fruit instead of juice, because it contains fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar and fills you up the way juice doesn't. KathyDewar/Getty Images hide caption

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"When you have kids, and when life is just going by faster and faster, you just forget things so easily," says David. "And you think you're not going to forget, but you do," adds Annie. Bethany Froelich/Courtesy of Annie Hudson and David VonDerLinn hide caption

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Preserving Memories: In Emails To A Toddler, A Window Into Her Parents' Love

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Social media postings showing parents "disciplining" their children, including (from left) LaToya Graham, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Tavis Sellers, went viral. ABC 2 News WMAR; ReShonda Tate Billingsley; Tavis Sellers/Screenshots by NPR hide caption

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Twins Ryan and Nell Stimpert lie in their baby boxes at home in Cleveland. The cardboard boxes are safe and portable places for the babies to sleep. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks Of His Struggle To Save Them

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Giving dads a task — in this case, reading — seemed to suit them better than the kind of parenting classes favored by moms. Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

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The American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines on when children should stay home are more liberal than those of many day care centers. Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images hide caption

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Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents

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(Left) Shana Steele with her three children. (Top) Vannessa Kamerschen with her daughter. (Bottom) David Meissner with his son. Courtesy of Shana Steele, Vannessa Kamerschen and David Meissner hide caption

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Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

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Pam Rector (left) with her daughter Grace became a single mother by choice when she was ready to have a child. Liv Aannestad is expecting her first child in March through the same process, and like all expecting parents she has some questions. Courtesy of Pam Rector/Courtesy of Liv Aannestad hide caption

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Single Moms By Choice Don't Need To Do It Alone

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Pediatricians realize parents need strategies beyond "Put down that phone!" Jiangang Wang/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

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What Makes For Quality Child Care? It Depends Whom You Ask

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