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Despite ACA cost protections, most adolescents skip regular checkups

As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug abuse. Regular checkups could help families address such problems, and the Affordable Care Act paved the way by requiring insurers to fully cover well-child visits, at no charge to patients.

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Ask Mr. Dad: Preschooler wants a mommy

Dear Mr. Dad: I'm a single dad – my wife left me with the baby right after our son was born. He's now four and keeps asking where his mommy is. I try to keep in touch with her and ask her to spend time with her son, but she's not interested. I've also been dating a lot, hoping to meet women so my son can have some positive female role models in his life, but no luck yet. My son clearly wants a mom. But what I'm most worried about is that he's not sleeping, eating, or behaving like other kids his age. What should I do?

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Ex-etiquette: Grateful for 'yours, mine, and ours'

I'm a big toaster. For years at Thanksgiving I tried to kick off the dinner by raising our glasses together and counting our blessings. We are a yours, mine, and ours bonusfamily and the people at the table are an uncommon bunch. There are exes and current partners, there are kids from each coupling that have all been raised together – and now there are grandkids. It's been a struggle sometimes, but the years have mellowed everyone and tolerance has kicked in.

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Living with Children: Does the equal opportunity squat work?

I was fresh out of grad school when psychologists and other mental health types began recommending that when speaking to a child, an adult should squat down to eye level with said child. Supposedly, this submissive posture is a means of demonstrating respect for the child while, at the same time, avoiding any implication that the child must pay attention and obey because the adult is bigger.

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