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What Moms Need to Know About Melatonin and Children

By JustMommies staff

Our brain is complex and amazing. It knows when it is time to be awake and when it’s time to be asleep. You might think that the brain determines when to sleep based on when the body runs out of energy or after a certain amount of time has passed; however, sleep is more complicated than that. Sleep
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6 Fun & Easy Exercises to Do with Your Kids

With the alarming (and climbing) rate of childhood obesity in the United States, it's more important than ever that parents model healthy behaviors for their children. Being a fit family doesn't mean you have to drag your kids to the gym or put them on a diet. In fact, living a lifestyle of movement
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3-Ingredient Packed Lunch Recipes

By Jill Britz

Do your kids bring home sandwiches that have only been nibbled on, fruit that has been half-eaten, or carrots that are still fully-formed? If so, it's time you jazz up their lunchboxes. After all, well-fed kids are happy, learning kids, right? Here are four 3-ingredient lunch recipes that will take your
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School Lunch Ideas That Kids Will Actually Eat

As a parent, you don't really plan for having a picky eater—it just sort of happens. One day, you have a sweet baby who is putting everything in her mouth and then, nothing at all. You pack nutritious, well-balanced lunches only for them come home untouched, traded for junk foods or, worse, tossed
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Six Myths About Twins

By JustMommies staff

Twins capture the curiosity of the world. From the Spearmint gum twins to Mary Kate and Ashley, seeing double brings amusement and assumptions. Just like anything else, the idea of twins carry a lot of fable with the facts. Parents of multiples need to field a lot of questions and misconceptions. Here
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Secondary Drowning: What it is and Why Every Parent Should Know the Symptoms

Drowning is a leading cause of death among young children, but even if you're vigilant about watching your kids near water, they could still be at risk. Secondary drowning, also known as "dry drowning," is a phenomenon that many parents don't even consider and yet, while rare, its risks are very real.
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Can Diet Changes Help with ADHD?

When you're living with a child who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you already know that each day has its own challenges and rewards. How you deal with your child's ADHD is a very personal decision. Choosing to medicate or not medicate can be controversial, but no matter which side
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Dentist Anxiety: How to Ease Your Child’s Fears

Nearly 75 percent of adults are afraid of the dentist, so it should come as no surprise if your child is terrified too. True "dental phobia" is so paralyzing that 5-10 percent of people never go to the dentist. This is an issue because a number of health issues can stem from poor dental health, including
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Growing Pains in Kids

By JustMommies staff

You may remember having pains in your legs at night and your parents telling you, "oh, you're just having growing pains." Not every child experiences growing pains, but most of us have heard the term growing pains before. Are these pains really from growing and how do you know if your child is experiencing
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Relaxation and Meditation Techniques for Kids

By JustMommies staff

Your child may not talk to you about stress. That's because children usually don't know what stress is or how to verbalize when they are experiencing it. You may not be aware of the stress your child is feeling, but your child may manifest it in ways that you can see. You may notice behavior problems,
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