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Which Vaccines Do Children Need?

by Louise Kuo Habakus © 2017 Fearless Parent Editor’s note: This post is fifth in a companion series for The Truth About Vaccines, a free online documentary which has its final run this weekend, starting at 12:01am ET on April 22 through 11:59pm on April 23. Sign up here and follow along with us. This is an open source post. Send us your favorite studies and supported
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Is New Jersey the Next Battleground for Health Freedom?

by Louise Kuo Habakus Editor’s note: As a project of a 501(c)3 non-profit, Fearless Parent does not endorse or oppose candidates. We can, however, provide you with a lot of information. Time to wake up, parents. This is the third post in a companion series for The Truth About Vaccines, a free online documentary airing now. Sign up here and follow along with us. It’s one thing to recommend
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How the “Anti-Vaccine” Movement Threatens Us All

by Louise Kuo Habakus Editor’s note: This post is first in a companion series for The Truth About Vaccines, a free online documentary airing now. Sign up here and follow along with us.  Step back and take a good look. It’s a full blown, parent on parent brawl. I’m struck with an urgency that the vaccine discussion is perilously off track and acutely needs correction. The anti-vaccine
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Vaccination Questions Answered: Red Bank Event Recap 1/24/17

by Louise Kuo Habakus Fearless Parent’s much anticipated and coveted “A Conversation about Childhood Vaccination” event at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ on 1/24/17 was everything we hoped for. We’re happy to share highlights, including the program and lots of photos now (scroll down) and hopefully video very soon. Please comment below if you’d like to share feedback or stories. And we’re happy to
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Millions of Kids Vape But Are E-Cigs Safe?

Editor’s note: When Laurence first approached me to work on an e-cig post, I wasn’t so interested. Yes, thousands of vape storefronts seem to have proliferated overnight but they’re for adults not kids, right? Wrong! Don’t assume that regulators have been ahead of the wave. Buyer, and parents, beware.  by Laurence Banville, Esq Vape anyone? There are more than 460 e-cigarette brands on the
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Feminism and the Election: The Gift of Acceleration

by Kelly Brogan, MD and Louise Kuo Habakus Cars were at a 12 minute standstill and the traffic light repeatedly cycled green to red. In the streets, throngs of sign-toting New Yorkers were giving voice to their passion. There were tears and profanity. The waves of protesters streamed endlessly. “FUCK TRUMP” was the choice mantra of this movement. The perplexed Nepalese driver turned and
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A Medical Doctor Unconventionalized by Autism — Episode 100

#100 — A Medical Doctor Unconventionalized by Autism ** November 30, 2016 Guest // Andrea Libutti, MD ** Host // Mary Coyle, DI Hom When she was told that her 20-month-old son had autism, Andrea Libutti MD was devastated. Therapists said he would never communicate with others, nor would he ever form meaningful relationships. Still, Andrea refused to accept that dim prognosis and instead embarked
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When to Roar: Teaching Kids About Wildlife

by Brooke Faulkner It’s time to have “the talk” with your kid. It might be tricky. You don’t want him to feel like he’s done anything wrong, but his behavior makes it very clear that it’s time. Oh no, not that talk. I’m talking about the other animal conversation: the “you can’t pull the cat’s tail” and the “don’t walk up to strange dogs
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Emotional Competence for Children’s Mental Health

by Louise Kuo Habakus If your child is a chatty Cathy or Charles, this post may not be for you. But some of us have kids who may not be (appropriately) expressive for a variety of reasons. These could include personality or disposition; language or developmental delays; and emotional issues or traumas. Whether she is placid, stoic, disengaged, or agitated, it would be a mistake to assume
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Teaching Kids about Grooming, Intimacy, and Boundaries

by Rachel Thomas Before we begin, we should define what we mean by the term grooming. When I say grooming, you might think of beautification, fashion and vanity, or about grooming your child for medical school. In fact, the kind of grooming we need for our children is about love, intimacy and good mental health. Grooming as an expression of love Once I went
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