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News Roundup: Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?

  All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

-Got a crying, colicky baby on your hands? You’re not alone. Several studies have found that supplements of probiotics, also known as “good bacteria,” can reduce crying in colicky babies. (WNYC)

-Mindful parenting is indeed having a moment. In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast, our very own Carla Naumburg discusses the benefits of mindful parenting, and the pros and cons of sending your kids to summer camp. (Slate)

-To all the mamas who make three different meals every night because they have “picky eaters,” maybe it’s time to change that. This piece focuses on how to gain control and reform your picky eater. (Motherlode)

-According to Forbes, these are the seven crippling parenting behaviors that keep children from growing into leaders. (Forbes)

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