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How to Get Your Child to Listen

By Audrey Morris

As parents, we can get incredibly frustrated when our children do not listen to us. A three-year-old might continue crashing toy cars while his sister naps, an eight-year-old might not get dressed soon enough to make it to school on time, or your 13-year-old might not put the trash out. Though the consequences
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How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Kids

By Laura Carlson

"Please mom, can I have a puppy… all my friends have them." Have you heard such pleas? It's almost like a rite of passage in childhood-it seems that nearly every kid asks for a pet sooner or later. But figuring out if your family should get a pet, and, if so, what kind of pet you should choose for
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Dealing with Your Child's Separation Anxiety

By Audrey Morris

Separation anxiety is a normal part of a baby's development, and nearly all children will experience it to some degree during their toddler and pre-school years. Your baby will likely show symptoms of anxiety (crying, screaming, struggling, clinging, fear of others) when you leave him or her at daycare,
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Weird Science: Wacky Parenting News That's Actually True

By Inhabitots

Parenting is more of an art form than a science, but we've come across some pretty amazing scientific research in this realm. For instance, scientists found children's cells living in their mother's brains , as male cells were in the brains of women , sometimes decades after giving birth. And a new study
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Gorgeous Green Bunk Beds that are Big on Style and Saving Space

By Inhabitots

When you're short on space, nothing stacks up to room efficiency like bunk beds. The brilliant design team behind Casa Kids offers options aplenty when it comes to clever sleeping arrangements. Their Dumbo Double Tuck bed packs two folding beds into one, and as its name suggests, the beds may be tucked
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Childhood Stress in a Changing World

By JustMommies staff

Adults are not the only ones who suffer from stress-children of today often deal with stresses that their parents never had to face when they were young. They deal with an inordinate amount of pressure from an increasing number of sources, both inside and outside of their homes. In a changing world where
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Guidelines for Keeping Children Safe at Every Stage

By JustMommies staff

As parents, we have many responsibilities and worries-and child safety falls into both categories. While we are entirely responsible about keeping our crawling babies safe from electrical outlets, we must also remember to teach our tweens and teens about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other challenges
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Tips on Volunteering and Doing Charity Work as a Family for the Holidays

By Inhabitots

The giving spirit of the holiday season inspires many people tovolunteer their time and resources to support charities. This comprehensive guide to volunteering with kids will help you get you started down the do-gooding path with youngsters in tow. We also suggest six family-friendly green volunteer
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Modern-Day Parenting Dilemmas - We Miss the Good Ol' Days

By Inhabitots

If you're a modern-day parent, you've most assuredly heard from an elder something along the lines of, "I'm sure glad I'm not a parent in today's world!" Nowadays, moms and dads have so many issues to deal with that convolute the art of raising children. Remember when you were a kid, you could play outside
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Social Challenges in Grade School: How You Can Help

By JustMommies staff

The elementary school years are crucial to a child’s social development—it’s when he or she finds a “best friend,” learns to play well with other kids, and is exposed to other cultures or religions. Working with others and learning to navigate different social situations at school can be challenging.
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