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Casual Remarks

By JustMommies staff

An excerpt from: Hidden Messages: What Our Words and Actions are Really Telling Our Children By Elizabeth Pantley It’s a curious affliction: the tendency to talk about one’s children in the most brutally honest and hurtful ways without realizing that the cherished subjects of the offensive comments
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Creating Healthy Boundaries in Stepfamilies

By JustMommies staff

By Sally Sacks www.sallysacks.com To have a healthy and happy stepfamily you must know the importance of boundaries. Stepfamilies are difficult and many fail, often because the children don’t get along at all. The children may not like a stepparent, or the parents own individual ability to deal with
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Coping With a Difficult Former Spouse as You Co-Parent

By JustMommies staff

By Michele Germain, LCSW www.thejillprinciple.com Consider that this co-parenting situation with your former spouse is a spiritual test. The immediate goal is to resolve the current issue, but the ultimate goal is to walk away from any interaction no matter how unpleasant with a greater connection to
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Dream the Dream and Step into It

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Teaching Children to Think Positively www.pattiteel.com By Patti Teel While we’d like to believe that our children live carefree lives devoid of concerns and worries, many children become anxious and self-critical at an early age. However, parents can help their children to develop positive thinking,
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Direction and Discipline; Be a Parent, Not a Pushover

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By Maryann Rosenthal www.drma.com The truth is, there are a lot of wimpy parents. They don’t trust their own judgment. They treat their kids as if they are delicate crystal that might shatter with even the gentlest handling instead of fairly durable glassware that’s designed to hold up pretty well
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Family Meals - A Thing of the Past?

By JustMommies staff

by Jan Roberts Parent Educator With the hectic schedules of today's busy families and economic conditions demanding that parents work longer hours, family mealtime traditions of the past are in danger of becoming obsolete. The present trend seems to be away from an organized family dinnertime, with fast
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Fortify Sensitive Kids

By JustMommies staff

by Patti Teel www.pattiteel.com Children are likely to interpret and respond very differently to their experiences, depending on their temperament. Sensitive children are likely to be wonderfully compassionate, bright, creative and imaginative. They may also have a difficult time dealing with stressful
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I’M OVERWHELMED' 5 Tips On How Parents Can Take Control Of Their Lives

By JustMommies staff

Are you feeling overwhelmed being a parent? Do you want to feel more relaxed and empowered raising your child? Working parents, stay-at-home parents, visiting parents – it doesn’t matter which one you are because these days almost every parent feels overwhelmed by their daily day. Parents every day
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How to Have a Happy Marriage When You’re Busy Being Parents

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation, Perfect Parenting and Hidden Messages Is your marriage everything you ever hoped it could be? Or has it been pushed down your list of priorities since having children? Let’s face it, parenthood is a full-time job, and it dramatically changes your marriage
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