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Do Electronics Prevent Your Child from Learning Real Social Skills?

By JustMommies staff

When summer vacation rolls around, many kids start spending more free time playing electronic games, posting on social networks and texting (not to mention watching more TV). More than half are connecting to electronics instead of linking with friends—in person. Could your child’s social skills be
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Detachment Parenting: A New Trend in Parenting

By JustMommies staff

On first glance, you would think that a “detached parent” was an uncaring or uninvolved parent. Detachment parenting seems almost as if it was created specifically to rebut the attachment parenting model that has grown to be so popular. However, according to Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D., author of
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Eco-Friendly Musical Instruments That Will Delight Tots

By Inhabitots

Did you know that early music training benefits your baby's brain? With that in mind, we've rounded up 5 green musical toys for your budding musician! The eco-friendly xylophone pictured above emits such a sweet sound that parents and tots alike will appreciate an enthusiastic jam session. If you like
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How to Teach Your Kids to be Safe from Predators

By JustMommies staff

Many generations of parents have told their kids not to talk to strangers. But awareness of “stranger danger” is not enough. Experts say that “authority figures” account for 50 percent of child molestation cases today and the offenders are often known to the child. Because problems may occur
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Love and Logic: A Low-Stress Approach to Parenting

By JustMommies staff

Bringing up kids to become well-adjusted, highly effective people—and having fun while doing it—can be challenging, but also can take a low-stress approach. This approach requires using, and teaching, the right balance of love and good judgment. Nationally recognized psychologists and educators use
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Monitoring Your Child’s Use of Electronic Media

By JustMommies staff

Electronic media seems to be everywhere, and many kids these days are savvy users of media devices ranging from cell phones to iPads to laptop computers. Some kids may seem to be overly tuned in to electronic media and parents worry about the effects. How can you keep tabs on your child’s use of electronic
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Green Spring Fashion For Babies, Girls & Boys

By Inhabitots

The snow may still be falling in your hometown, but spring will be here before you know it. Outdoor adventures, Easter egg hunts, picnics in the park and enjoying nature are all hallmarks of the season -- as is the shedding of winter coats and the dawn of spring fashion. For Easter and other spring celebrations
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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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Children's Beds That Offer Sweet Sustainable Slumber

By Inhabitots

Theoretically, kids should be spending a great deal of time sleeping -- but every parent knows all too well the elusive nature of slumber. Whether you got a 'good sleeper' or not, your kiddo needs a bed -- and thanks to some smart, fanciful modern designs, the ubiquitous piece of furniture has become
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6 Alternatives to Spanking

By JustMommies staff

When you’re out running errands with your children, do you find yourself at your wit’s end if they start begging for every toy or candy within reach? You’ve said “no” a dozen times, yet the pleading gets worse—until a full meltdown occurs. While such "hissy fits" are often unavoidable in
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