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Is a Saliva Ovulation Kit Better Than Urine?

Both saliva and urine test kits give women a great advantage in learning to understand their cycle by helping to determine when ovulation is about to occur. Both types of tests claim 98 to 99 percent accuracy. Choosing which test to use in the end becomes a personal decision. Consider the usability of the test and your own personal medical history when deciding which test is best for you.

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How to Interpret Pregnancy Test Results

A home pregnancy test can tell you whether or not you’re pregnant, but you have to read it correctly. Though the process can seem straightforward, it’s sometimes harder than it looks. Faint lines called “evaporation lines” often show up after 10 minutes, which could cause you to think you received a positive result though you are not pregnant. A negative result doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re not pregnant, either. Interpret the results of your pregnancy test by knowing what to look for.

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Stages of Grief for Kids

As soon as your child is old enough to love someone, she is old enough to grieve. One of your jobs as a parent is to help your child through the process. Children can grieve from the death of a parent, sibling or grandparent, from a divorce, from the loss of a pet or can even grieve the loss of friends if you move. If you don’t help your child through the grief, she can experience more pain and anxiety than she needs to.

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Good Gifts for Grieving Kids

A loss of a friend or family member leaves kids grieving, even if they aren’t sure how to express that grief. There is no way to take away the pain, but when you offer love, support and comfort, it gives a grieving child a feeling of safety and security. A gift is an option for showing the child you care. Certain gifts might also be beneficial for the child as she works through the grieving process.

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What Your Kid is Not Saying, But Trying to Tell You

Kids from as young as 3-years-old and into their teens often communicate indirectly. They might think they are being direct and, very often, they have high expectations for us as parents that we should have gotten it. Picking up on their hints, reading their mood change, translating their body language and responses is an ongoing parenting challenge. When children are dealing with a problem, it is more often than not displayed indirectly making it hard for parents to know when their child is struggling. It would be wonderful if when you ask how was your day?, your child would just give you the play by play of the day…the good, the bad, and the ugly but ask yourself, does your child do that? Most do not! Make yourself available to your children by listening to what they are saying but also listening to what they arent saying.