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Parenting Styles – One Size Does Not Fit All

By JustMommies staff

As parents we all have our own concepts of the right way to do things. Some of us may fall in line with the strict disciplinarian parenting style and others may be relaxed and carefree. Most of us, however, are a little bit of both or maybe somewhere in the middle. The bottom line is there are no rules
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Friend or Parent: Striking the right balance

By JustMommies staff

One of the questions I hear from time to time is how to determine when a mom needs to be an authority figure for her kids, and when she can be a friend. Does she have to be one or the other? Let’s look at each side of the equation. The case for being an authority figure for your kids: Often, someone
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Seven Ways to Ease Kids’ Anxiety When You Date

By JustMommies staff

By Michele Germain, LCSW www.thejillprinciple.com When their parents date, it creates anxiety in children and teens. The changes and losses they have gone through often cause them to feel jealous and insecure. They may become uncooperative, withdrawn, and rebellious or over attached to you. Each child,
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The Many Faces of Love: Staying Tuned to Your Child's Needs as They Grow

By Anne Leedom

I am going to admit something that is not something I am terribly proud of. I get my feelings hurt quite a lot lately. My oldest daughter is 10 years old (almost 10 and ½ as she would say) and she just isn’t too thrilled with Mommy’s never ending hugs and kisses. Oh, I think she still likes it when
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The Power of Choice

By Elizabeth Pantley

Would you like to get your kids to willingly cooperate? Stop the daily battles? Teach your kids valuable life skills? If your answer is Yes! Yes! Yes! then read on . . . There are so many things we must get our children to do and so many things me must stop them from doing! Get up. Get dressed. Don’t
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The Secret Gift Inside your Child:

By Joanne Baum

If your child watches television and is able to talk, you are probably being inundated with your child’s requests for the amazing things being shown on television. Remember, those companies pay people large salaries to create those ads your child is falling for. They are well done. They are accomplishing
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What Triggers Your Anger?

By JustMommies staff

  Family life is complicated and unpredictable. Day-to-day expectations and responsibilities can create angry emotions in both parents and children. No matter how skilled you are at parenting, no matter how wonderful your children are, you cannot eliminate or avoid the unpleasant situations that occur
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Teaching Responsibility Through Natural & Logical Consequences

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva There’s the old saying, every action has a reaction. Slam the brake on your car, your car stops. Drink too much, you’ll get drunk. Cut your finger, it’ll bleed, etc. The universe is made up of a system of checks and balances that extend to the way humans behave as well. If you
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Teach Kids to Turn It Off

By JustMommies staff

(Excerpt from The Floppy Sleep Game Book by Patti Teel) www.pattiteel.com Time that children spend watching television takes away from time that could have been spent creatively. It’s also a concern that the ready-made pictures on television may rob children of the ability to make pictures in their
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Teaching Children Independence and Responsibility

By JustMommies staff

by Lori Radun Do you remember that phase in your child's life when all you heard was "I want to do it!"? You're in a hurry, and you want to help your child get dressed, but your two or three year old will have no part of that. You must wait for 15 minutes while she masters the socks and shoes. Your helpful
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