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When Your Child Is on the Spectrum: Dealing with an Autism Disorder

By JustMommies staff

If your child has an autism disorder, you’ve probably been riding an emotional roller coaster. It’s no easy task to know how to respond to the unusual outbursts, lack of speech, or other unpredictable behaviors that can be typical of an autistic child. Autism is more common than you might think.
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Tips On How To Get Your Kids To Eat More Veggies!

By Inhabitots

You may have lucked out with a child who loves to eat fresh vegetables, but many parents face a tall order when it comes to getting their kids to eat anything "green," or red, purple or yellow for that matter, if it's in fact a vegetable. Most kids will eat one or two healthy veggies, but getting them
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The Sugar Myth: Does Sugar Really Make Kids Hyper?

By JustMommies staff

Your kids are over at their favorite relative’s house. When Uncle Tim hands them each a bag of candy, they run away screaming with delight. It doesn’t take long before you notice that your kids suddenly have an abundance of energy. They are running through the house, bouncing-off-the-walls hyper.
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Parenting and Media: Keep Kids Healthy with Engaging Fitness Apps

By JustMommies staff

Government statistics indicate that one-third of all children in the U.S. are obese and overweight. Diet and lack of exercise are leading culprits in this trend, and the onset of digital media hasn't helped. Kids are spending a lot more time sitting around using online media, playing video games and
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How Many Calories Should My Child Eat? Nutrition Guide for Kids

By JustMommies staff

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition. A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies. When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water.
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Is Your Child Stressed Out? Know the Signs

By JustMommies staff

Most of us tend to look back on childhood as an easy time in our lives, especially compared to the stress of adulthood. But that doesn’t make childhood stress any less real. We tend to forget that our kids can get stressed out as well. Sometimes a child's stress from school can negatively affect other
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: The 411 On Vaccines

By Inhabitots

As a new parent, sifting through all of the various research and opinions on childhood immunizations is daunting and confusing at best. Vaccines have been making headline news during the past year, mostly due to their possible risks, and parents should equip themselves with information on both the potential
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USDA Replaces the Food Pyramid

By JustMommies staff

On Thursday, the Surgeon General, Secretary of Agriculture, and First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the USDA’s new nutrition guide, “My Plate”. The new visual food diagram replaces the almost 20 year old Food Pyramid, according to the Associated Press. My Plate differs from the Food Pyramid by
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Bedwetting Basics

By JustMommies staff

Bedwetting is a cause of frustration for many parents. If you are like me, you may have gone through countless articles looking for the magic cure to your child's bedwetting problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for bedwetting. Bedwetting in children under five is considered normal. Enuresis,
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Common Rashes in Children

By JustMommies staff

A rash is a visual reaction on the skin. There can be various factors that contribute to a rash. Some of the causes can include: an allergy, medications, an infection or virus. A rash is your skin’s way of letting you know that something is irritating it. Most rashes that children develop are harmless
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