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Jessica Samakow is the Senior Editor for the Huffington Post. She is formerly the Associate Editor for HuffPost Parents.

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もうすぐハロウィン、アメリカで話題沸騰の赤ちゃんコスプレとは【画像】

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 2:51 AM

あなたの赤ちゃんがこの秋のハロウィンデビューを飾るなら、こんなコスチュームはいかが?ハフポストUS版で18万「いいね」を獲得した記事から、キュートに変身した赤ちゃんたちを紹介

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Baby Halloween Costumes Even More Delicious Than Candy

(98) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 5:17 PM

If you're a new parent this Halloween, here's some good news: You simply cannot go wrong when picking a Halloween costume for your baby.

Behold, 39 pieces of evidence that tiny humans will look insanely cute, whether they are dressed as pop culture icons, zoo animals or...

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What Science Says About Using Physical Force To Punish A Child

(520) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Following the news that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly used a tree branch to hit his 4-year-old son (and the later accusation that he injured another 4-year-old son), the acceptability of physical punishment has been a topic of national conversations.

Some Internet...

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This Is What Pediatric Cancer Looks Like

(16) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 11:51 AM

"I never thought I'd hear those words, 'Your daughter has cancer' ... and then one day I did," says Melissa Bradley, whose 4-year-old daughter, Belle, is currently in treatment.

The devastating reality is that a parent hears that news every three minutes.

And while childhood...

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'Big Daddy Autism' Explores The Relationship Between A Single Father And His Nonverbal Son

(26) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:20 PM

Ken Siri's alarm rings at 6:30 a.m., and then, the single dad of a nonverbal 15-year-old with autism spends the next few hours bathing his son, Alex, and getting him dressed. He also makes all of his son's meals because Alex has Ulcerative Colitis which calls for a...

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What You Should Do Instead Of Asking A Friend Why She Stays In An Abusive Relationship

(2) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Following the release of a video showing Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer -- and Rice's subsequent suspension from the NFL -- many survivors of domestic violence have come forward to share their stories and their reasons for staying in violent relationships.

The outpouring...

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Kate Middleton Suffering From Morning Sickness Condition, Hyperemesis Gravidarum

(3) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 12:49 PM

The good news: Kate Middleton is pregnant again! Prince George is going to be a big brother! Cute sibling photos! The not-so-good news: The Palace has announced that the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, again, and is being treated at Kensington Palace.

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Os perigos das mochilas pesadas – e como as crianças podem usá-las com segurança (INFOGRÁFICO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Com os estudos, a lição de casa e as atividades extracurriculares, ir à escola pode fazer as crianças sentirem o peso do mundo nas suas costas. E às vezes isso é literalmente o que acontece. Depois de incluir lanche, material escolar, cadernos e livros – que pesam cerca de 1,6...

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Los peligros de las mochilas pesadas y cómo deben llevarlas los niños (INFOGRAFÍA)

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 8:13 AM

Entre las clases y las actividades extraescolares, la vuelta al colegio puede hacer que los niños sientan que llevan el peso del mundo a sus hombros. Y a veces, literalmente lo hacen. Después de llenar la mochila con libretas, carpetas y libros —cada uno pesa una media de 1.5 kilos—,...

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Curly-Haired Cutie Has An Important Message About Equality

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 5:28 PM

"It doesn't matter what color your skin is, it matters who you are INSIDE," says 4-year-old Cleo.

Cleo's mom, a HuffPost blogger and the author of Bullied, tells HuffPost that her daughter's impassioned proclamation came after they were discussing the situation in Ferguson and talking about...

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The Dangers Of Heavy Backpacks -- And How Kids Can Wear Them Safely

(30) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Between studying, homework and extracurricular activities, going back to school may make kids feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. And sometimes, they literally do. After you pile a lunch, school supplies, binders and textbooks -- which typically weigh 3.5 lbs each --...

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Most Americans Think 9-Year-Olds Shouldn't Play At Parks Alone. But, Why?

(27) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 11:55 AM

This summer, there have been multiple reports of parents being charged as criminals for leaving kids at parks, in cars or around in the neighborhood. Since most states do not have clear laws about when you are allowed to leave a child unsupervised, Reason.com...

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Little Girl Channels Beyoncé In 6-Second Vine And It's ***Flawless

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 12:39 PM

Five-year-old Vine sensation CeCe of "The CeCe Show" has made quite a name for herself by posting videos of her singing, dancing and just being her adorable self. Now, CeCe shows us her best Beyoncé at the VMAs impression -- wig, costume, back-up dancers, "throne" and all.

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Parents Challenge The Internet To #Sing2Lines Of Any Song In Order To Save Their Daughter's Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 5:11 PM

In the video above, 4-year-old Eliza O’Neill sings two lines from the song "We are Young" by Fun. Eliza loves to sing, but if her parents don't raise the $2.5 million that's needed to fund a clinical trial for Sanfilippo Syndrome, the little girl won't be able to.

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The Crushing Reality Of The Second Day Of School

(17) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 12:46 PM

The first day of school means fresh school supplies, a cool new lunchbox, a special outfit and reunions with friends -- all captured in adorable posed photos.

The second day is a little less of all of that. And Reddit user RememberWho posted side-by-side First Day of School...

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Robin Williams Leaves A Lasting Reminder Of What Kids Really Need From Their Parents

(40) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 8:38 AM

"I do voices," Robin Williams' character, Daniel Hillard, famously tells the social worker in "Mrs. Doubtfire," following up with impersonations of a German person, a martian, and more than one of the Marx brothers. He also does a great impression of a hot dog, he adds.

Those hilarious...

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Dramatic Anti-Obesity PSA Aims To Shock Parents Into Avoiding Feeding Kids Junk Food

(6) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 1:06 PM

In a year-old PSA that's just recently started going viral, an obese character named Jim is rushed to the hospital because of a heart attack.

The video, created by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, rewinds through Jim's life to show how he ended up breathless on a...

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These Are All The States Where It's Legal To Breastfeed In Public

(26) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 9:47 AM

We often hear about, report on, and share stories about moms who are given a hard time for breastfeeding in public. In some cases, these women are asked to leave restaurants, stores, even churches because they’re nursing. In others, moms are told...

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Lands' End Announces Science-Themed Tees For Girls After Mom's Letter Goes Viral

(51) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 6:02 PM

In response to a letter from a mom questioning why Lands' End sells interesting science-themed tees for boys -- but not girls -- the brand has announced new girls' science shirts.

When New Jersey mom Lisa Ryder noticed the discrepancy in the Lands' End catalog earlier this July,

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Who Says Dads Can't Take Pregnancy Photos?

(69) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 9:13 AM

As the old saying goes, "Just because a man can't get pregnant, doesn't mean he can't take pregnancy photos." Or, you know, something.

Reddit user DruishPrincess69 says his wife didn't want to take maternity photos -- so he did the honors instead. And now you have the honor...

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