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Help! My Child Has Anger Issues

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By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. To be so little, children sure can experience big emotions, can’t they?  And anger is often the biggest emotion of all.  Even the youngest find ways to let it out.  Recently, my 2-year-old threatened me with an angry voice, “I’m going to color your face!”  It was
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How to Say "I Love You" with Meaning

By JustMommies staff

By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller “I love you,” are three words all children need to hear often from their parents. Do you want those words to have real meaning to your child? Do you want them to connect one heart to another? Do you want to use them to develop a level of intimacy in your family
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Is it Time for a Training Weekend?

By JustMommies staff

www.babyproofingyourmarriage.com No matter how wonderful your marriage and spouse may be, there are moments when you think your partner just doesn’t get it. Those “I love you but, you haven’t a clue and you’re driving me crazy” moments are especially frequent when you have a new baby in the
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In-laws and Outlaws: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone. www.babyproofingyourmarriage.com “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” —George Burns How many people
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Is one of your kids suffering from “Middle-Child Syndrome”?

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by Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. We’ve all heard about the effect that birth order has on our characteristics.  Some people probably put too much emphasis on how much it actually determines, but it’s also hard to disagree with the idea that the order in which children are born into their family can impact
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Is Your Child Introverted? A Quiz

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By Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D. Author of The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child Where does your child fall on the introvert/extrovert spectrum? (And where do you?) Answer True or False to the following statements (True if it generally applies, False if it generally doesn't), then add up your True answers
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Meet the Supermanny!

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By Paulette Cohn Photo courtesy of ABC/Scott Garfield Britney Spears had one and now so does the rest of America! Meet the man known as “Super-Manny,” who is coming to a TV near you! Britney Spears had one, there's a chick lit book about a woman who fell in love with hers, and now ABC has one: a
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Battle Of Wills: Dealing With A Strong Willed Child

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva How many times have you heard this: “You can’t make me!” or if your child hasn’t reached the verbal stage yet, a shrieking, glowering tantrum certainly gets the same message across. You want them to do something and your child doesn’t want to do it. There’s also your child
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Balance Your Roles: Partners vs. Parents

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By Kathryn Sansone Author of Woman First, Family Always: Real-Life Wisdom from a Mother of Ten It's easy for parents today to get swept up in their children's lives. From the minute we take them home, put on their first diapers, and give them their first bottles, we begin trying our best to fulfill all
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Bridging the Great Mom/Dad Divide

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Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone. www.babyproofingyourmarriage.com “It’s like my husband wants to coach the team to victory, but he doesn’t want to attend practice in the rain. He
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