The first luxury to go in a new parent’s life is sleep! Not only do children require diaper changes and feedings throughout the night, but it can be a struggle to get them to sleep to begin with. Numerous articles and papers have been written on the subject, all with different suggestions.

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If you ask the parents of young children, they are bound to name one defining characteristic of toddlers: the temper tantrum. Even those without children are familiar with the outbursts. They frequently occur in grocery stores, during play time, or whenever they are most inconvenient.

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A little more than a year ago, Dr. Meg West, a member of our board at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum suggested I take a look at an exhibit at The Urban Child Institute about the development of a child's brain. On Tuesday a user-friendly, highly interactive version of a portion of that exhibit will debut at the Pink Palace.

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Shop anywhere for the next couple of months and you will find pumpkins everywhere you turn. Fall is all about pumpkins, whether real or decorative, or even flavoring our coffees and sweets.

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We've created a 8.5x14 4-fold brochure with examples, suggestions, and encouragement for parents learning why it's important to interact with babies during the first years of life. We hope that this will help you explain this to others. Please feel free to download and reproduce this to help spread the word. Please do not alter these documents in any way.

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