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One-year-old Emily offers her dad, The Sporkful's Dan Pashman, a bite of watermelon (before dropping it on the floor). Jennifer Hsu/WNYC hide caption

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Tempted To Eat Your Baby's Table Scraps? You're Not Alone

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A group of mothers and infants celebrate a recent graduation from the Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program. Marty Lipp/Courtesy of Harlem Children's Zone hide caption

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Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

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If kids head off to the park to play by themselves, are their parents failing to protect them? Or are they fostering independence? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting

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Having a narcissistic parent doesn't mean you're going to turn out that way, too. GraphicaArtis/Corbis hide caption

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Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?

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Silvester Fullard fixes dinner for his 11-year-old son Tavestsiar. When Tavestsiar first came to live with his dad in 2010, he was closed off, Silvester says; "he didn't want to be around other kids." Charles Mostoller for NPR hide caption

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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

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Most parents have a favorite child, psychologists say, even if they try to be fair. Hero Images Inc./Corbis hide caption

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When Kids Think Parents Play Favorites, It Can Spell Trouble

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People who practice free-range parenting say it makes kids more independent, but others see it as neglect. State and local laws don't specify what children are allowed to do on their own. iStockphoto hide caption

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Kids' Solo Playtime Unleashes 'Free-Range' Parenting Debate

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To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

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When It Comes To Day Care, Parents Want All Children Vaccinated

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Phillip Underwood and Michelle Sheridan and their children, Logan and Lilliana, gather in their living room in Frederick, Md., after a long day of work and school. The couple had delayed marriage, in part for financial reasons. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

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