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Parenting 101 - Leading By Example

By JustMommies staff

by Jan Roberts Parent Educator Parenting by Osmosis A basic premise of good parenting is one that takes many parents by surprise. It is that children learn attitudes, behaviors, lifestyle choices, prejudices, likes and dislikes, compassion and generosity, by osmosis. They learn by watching and listening
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Positive Thinking for Kids

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Kid Cooperation: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate and Perfect Parenting During their growth and development, children go through many stages of self-doubt. They are always comparing themselves to others, and they often see themselves
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Rational Parents = Rational kids

By JustMommies staff

By Sally Sacks www.sallysacks.com If you want to have kids who use their brains effectively, you have to communicate with them rationally. In other words, you must make sense. If you as a parent are rational, fair, open minded and diplomatic, you will parent just fine. This doesn’t mean never yelling,
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Sassy Kids: What to Do When Your Kid Talks Back

By JustMommies staff

If you talk to anyone who was a parent in an earlier generation, chances are they’ll tell you that kids are sassier and ruder today than they ever were in the past. Of course, kids were probably pushing the boundaries back then too, but the punishment was often swifter and harsher than many of today’s
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Protect Your Children from the Ill Effects of Divorce

By JustMommies staff

By Rebecca Garland As mothers, we know there is nothing more important than the well being of our children. Unfortunately, during and following a divorce, even an amicable one, children suffer. The separation of two parents affects different children in different ways, and in cases of abuse or hostile
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Should I force my shy child to participate?

By JustMommies staff

By Tina Bryson, Ph.D. I know what it’s like to have a shy child.  I have a picture of my son Ben at his friend’s four-year-old birthday party.  All of the children are gathered in a tight circle around a young woman dressed like Dora the Explorer.  All, that is, except Ben, who insisted on standing
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Slow Down and Enjoy the Magic of Summertime

By JustMommies staff

By Patti Teel www.pattiteel.com “Summertime, and the living is easy…” Summertime is in full swing. And I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it difficult to stick to a schedule and to buckle down and work. Perhaps childhood memories of long summer days spent at the neighborhood swimming pool
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Get Over it, Kid!

By JustMommies staff

By Mark Brandenburg MA, CPCC www.acpi.biz “This was the worst day of my life!” my son hissed. “First mom shrunk my favorite hat, then you guys lost my favorite book, then I did my alphabet for you and you didn’t even care!” My seven-year-old son wrapped his arms around his head and tried his
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Helping your Child be Thankful: Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude

By JustMommies staff

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Kids can be self-centered. It’s normal for them to think first about themselves, despite all of our efforts to help them be more empathetic or appreciative. The good news, though, is that we can help them broaden their perspectives and see beyond themselves. We can help
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Getting Kids Back to Nature

By JustMommies staff

by Rae Pica When I was a kid we had twice-daily recess on school days, and once the last bell of the day rang, there was never any thought of being indoors. On weekends and summer days, we ran out of the house first thing in the morning, hollered for the next-door neighbor to come out to play, made quick
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