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Do you know how to save a choking child?

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People will tell you a lot of things you should do as a parent. Your dentist says you should bring your kids in for a checkup as soon as they sprout teeth, your sister says you should buy this particular brand of diaper rash cream, the nice old lady at the grocery store says you should spoil your kids because they’re only little once.

All of these shoulds are debatable. But here’s one that’s not:

You absolutely should know what to do if your child starts choking.

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Family Traditions Are Fantastic

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Last weekend, the Doctor and the Dad packed up the car, buckled up the kids and headed up the coast for our absolute, no-doubt-about-it favorite event of the year: The California Avocado Festival.

For three days, our family consumed as much of the green stuff as possible, including fried avocado wedges, avocado ice cream, avocado whoopie pies, avocado beer (Mom and Dad only, of course), and chips with loads of delicious dip scooped straight out of the World’s Largest Vat of Guacamole.

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D+D on PBS: Inspiring Your Child’s Imagination

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Has your child ever flown a unicorn right out of the house? Forged a peace treaty with thimble-sized aliens? Or become the first person to open a fast casual fondue restaurant on the moon?

It’s all possible…with a little imagination.

And helping your kids develop some super-powerful imagination skills is what our newest article on the PBS Parents website is all about!

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Happy Mammary-al Day: One dad’s attempt to keep his baby breastfeeding – when mom went out of town for the weekend

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Our long holiday weekend felt even longer than usual. That’s because The Doctor went out of town for a fun-filled girls’ weekend in Nashville, leaving The Dad and all three kids to fend for themselves.

Normally, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal. Andy is a pretty modern, participating dad, and we know how important it is for dads to be involved in raising the kids and all that.

But there were two things that made mom being away this particular weekend a little more challenging:

Her boobs.

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Seven ways to avoid getting hangry at your kids

Hangry Chris Farley
What The Doctor has felt like multiple times this week.

You know how sometimes every single person around you is totally getting on your nerves? Your kids, your spouse, that driver in front of you…they’re all jerks, right? And so if you decide to snap and go off on them a little (or a lot), it’s 100% justified, because everybody really, really deserves it.

Or so you thought.

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Five things never to say at the family dinner table

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If you’ve spent much time on our site, you may know that we’re big fans of the good old fashioned family dinner. When your family regularly sits down to distraction-free, conversation-filled meals, your kids really come out ahead.

But what should your dinnertime conversations be about?

We used to think pretty much anything was fair game…until we read Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating by pediatrician Dr. Nimali Fernando and children’s food coach Melanie Potock.

And now we know that the following five phrases are serious dinnertime DON’TS. (Full disclosure: Some of these might be tougher to stick to than others!):
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Remembering Our Babymoon this Saint Patrick’s Day

Today we celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day like this:

Babies!
Babies!

and it reminded us of when we used to celebrate it like this:

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Beers!

It also reminded us of the time we went to Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day for our big “babymoon” vacation right before we started having kids. Here are some of the shenanigans we got ourselves into back then:

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