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What have you tried with your reluctant reader?
We try to provide our kids with the best start possible! Dr. Laura Markham explains within our feature "Increase Your Child's IQ: Instill a Love of Reading!" This wonderful guide is filled with suggestions to help your child unlock a world of imagination and discovery to reap the benefits for a lifetime!

Have you dealt with a reluctant reader? Did you find tapping their interests helped?
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Did you check it out?
Did you read "What early reading can do for your baby's mind"? What did you think of those experts proclaiming some forms of early reading can be bad for baby? Agree or disagree? Did the tips on reading with your child help in maximizing the benefits?

What would you add? Please share within the comments!
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Which one will you pick?
Did you know that by eighth grade, only 28 percent of students read at or above their proficiency level? Reading to your child from their earliest age, is shown to build IQ and enable them to do far better than their peers throughout their academic career! Award-winning Cricket Magazine Group is now offering a special $9 discount for Pregnancy.org visitors good on any of their fourteen publications! (Use promotional code N2049 and give your child a jump start intellectually. (Those cuddles are a great side benefit too!) Which "Cricket" will you choose?
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Do you read to your baby?
As brain development is at hyper-speed between the ages of birth to three, it is absolutely a perfect time to create building blocks for learning through reading to your child! This year, resolve to engage your little one with quality materials geared to captivate them from start to finish! Visit "What early reading can do for your baby's mind" to learn more!

Does your infant / toddler have their own library card?
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Struggling relationship? Try these suggestions!
Is your couple time more like the "Great Divide"? Maybe it is time to try a different strategy to familiar problems. Read "Pucker up for New Year's Eve -- relationship savers" and enter 2013 – together!

Have another suggestion? Add it in the comments!
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Need last minute goodies for New Year's Eve?
We're days away from 2013! If you are hosting a New Year's Eve get-together you will want to check out our "Last minute New Year's Eve goodies" to complete the munchies you have on hand!

What time do you expect to 'turn off the lights' at your party?
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Final weekly round-up! Got a favorite?
It is the final "Weekly Round-up" for 2012! Revisit this week's features and invite others to join you to discuss within the comment section! Here's what we served this past week:

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We want to hear from you!
We really want to see your questions, comments and thoughts here on this page. Friend us today, and tell others about it too! We want to see you engage with us...so how about it?
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Testing blog post to see if it works. But it needs to be more than 10 words.
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Cranky Preggo!
Right now, I am in the longest possible month of my life -- the last 30 days before my due date. I cannot wait to have this baby! I'm feeling like a beached whale that swallowed a school bus!
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