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Updated April 17, 2014

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Sex Education 2.0: 7 Ways to Teach Children About the Birds and the Bees
When most parents think about their role in educating their children about sex, they get stuck on "the talk", i.e. the birds and the bees discussion that is all about mechanics. The majority of sex education should be relationship education, and this teaching starts in the preschool years. Here are 7 ideas that can serve as your instruction manual.

Join StorkNet's playgroup on Facebook!
StorkNet has a new group on Facebook where you can connect with other parents and parents-to-be. Share, laugh, whine, and play in compassionate community.

High Times For Marijuana? Clearing The Smoke About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy
Since its legalization in some states, marijuana has been in the news a lot lately. Those planning a pregnancy, already pregnant or breastfeeding may have questions. Author Sonia Alvarado takes a comprehensive look at what the research shows about its risks to a developing baby.

Child Passenger Safety Laws
Child passenger restraint requirements vary based on age, weight and height.  Many laws require all children to ride in the rear seat whenever possible, and most states permit children over a particular age, height or weight to use an adult safety belt. Learn more about the laws in each state and territory of the United States. It can save your child!

How to Teach Kids to Organize Their Rooms and Why it's Important
Parents ultimately want their children to live a happy and fulfilling life. Teaching them healthy habits for life-long learning like organization benefits them in so many ways. Learn more from Organizing Expert Sherry Borsheim.

5 Steps to a Calmer Evening
Whether you work outside the house or stay at home full-time, the toughest part of the day is the same: those frantic early evening hours when there are mouths to feed, homework to do, and cranky kids to handle. The trick is to streamline your to-do's so you can feel calmer and focus on what counts - spending time with your family. Here's how.

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