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Whitney Sandoval

Whitney Sandoval

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Whitney Sandoval is a freelance writer and educator living in the Midwest. She writes about parenting, accessibility, and higher education. When she is not writing, Whitney spends her time running, practicing yoga, and drinking too much coffee. Whitney's pieces have appeared in What to Expect, Healthline, and BestColleges.

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One of these cool science baby names options will be perfect for your future scientist

Whether you love nature, innovation, or space, there are a ton of options for science baby names, and we have a list of the best ones for your little one.
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Why do toddlers take off their clothes when they’re angry?

There's a reason toddlers love to strip down when they're angry.
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Is your kid having too much screen time? It depends on your laziness as a parent

Is screen time for your kids getting out of control? We'll help you reign it in and get your children's faces out of their screens.
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What are some COVID-19 symptoms during the second trimester of pregnancy?

If you get COVID in your second trimester, watch for these symptoms.
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Is ‘uninvolved parenting’ actually neglect? We ask the experts

Uninvolved parenting is a parenting style that may or may not be for you.
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This school year was a doozy. Pamper your kid's teacher with these over-the-top ideas.
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These lunch ideas for picky eaters will get you through this endless school year

We have lunch ideas for picky eaters that will work for any school sack lunch or lunch at home.
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We’re over Mother’s Day flowers: Here’s what to get nature-loving moms instead

Five original Mother's Day gifts that go beyond Mother's Day flowers.
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6 incredible Mother’s Day ideas you can help your grade-schoolers set up

Want to help your kids plan the perfect Mother's Day? Try these ideas.
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Everything you need to know about properly caring for your newborn

Everything you need to know about properly caring for your newborn
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What to feed toddlers with diarrhea to solve the problem fast

What to feed toddlers with diarrhea to solve the problem fast
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4 signs of a healthy baby that prove you’re doing something right

Signs that you're doing something right and your baby is healthy
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8 early warning signs of postpartum depression you need to look out for

8 early warning signs of postpartum depression you need to look out for
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Trying to get pregnant? Avoid these four foods, say experts

If you want to get pregnant, cut these foods out of your diet immediately.

Is it really that bad if your kid sits in front of the TV all day?

Is it really that bad for kids to watch TV? Here's the truth.

Does your teen seem depressed all the time? An expert tells us when to worry

If your teen seems depressed, watch for these signs that something serious is going on.
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How to treat your child’s video game addiction before it’s too late

How to detox your child from video games without a struggle.
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Toddler won’t eat meat? How to turn them into a bacon and burgers lover

What to do when your toddler won't eat meat with the family.
The right (and wrong) ways to discipline stubborn teens

What causes teen anger? When it’s normal behavior vs. something serious

Here's when to be concerned about your teen's anger issues.
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15 virtuous names for your baby from modern to more traditional

Give your baby a virtuous name that'll suit them perfectly.
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Common second trimester problems: when to call your doctor

Here are common problems that could happen in your second trimester.
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How to easily teach gratitude to teens and tweens with these simple techniques

Here are some ways to teach gratitude to your teens and tweens.
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Everything you need to know about baby's development from 1 month to 3 months.
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5 common types of ultrasounds and how they are used

Ultrasounds all around with methods explained. Types of ultrasound.
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Here are 7 things you'll want to avoid when parenting a teen or tween.