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Ask The Parent Coach: The Death of a Child's Pet

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, I took our sick cat to the vet recently, and was not expecting the outcome. She had to be put to sleep. My children, ages 5 and 7, were very shocked and upset when they heard the news after school. I'm trying to help them with this loss, but they are somewhat angry at me. How can
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Beg, Bargain and Bribe

By JustMommies staff

5 Tips for Turning Bad Habits into Effective Parenting Raising a family, with all the joys that come with it, is still a lot of work for most parents. Often parents know what they want to do when it comes to parenting their children but end up falling into bad habits. Bribing, bargaining and begging
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What Children Fear Most These Days

By JustMommies staff

In a media-saturated world, children nowadays worry about things that we didn’t have to – like the state of our precious planet and pollution. LiveScience reported on several studies done recently, which reveal that children are definitely not worry-free and deal with many more ominous issues. In
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Bullying: How a Parent Can Help

By JustMommies staff

Bullying is an enormous problem in our schools. The impact of being bullied carries on far into adulthood. It is not something that you can just ignore and hope will go away. Many people think that kids need to get a thicker skin or toughen up; perhaps, these people have never been through the experience
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Is Your Child Being Bullied?

By Derek Randel

Keith is a ten year-old student who has always liked school. That was until recently and now he does not want to go to school each morning. This of course is very frustrating for his parents. The reason Keith dislikes school does not have anything to do with academics. Keith is being bullied before school,
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Vulture Culture: How we encourage bullying

By Susan Lipkins

Our vulture culture emphasizes a winner/loser mentality that encourages dominance and aggression. Extreme bullying, often using sexual slurs such as "gay, fag, slut and whore," is becoming a common experience for students of all ages, and in particular, for children aged 11-13. Bullying will stop when
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Seven Ways to Protect Your Family from Internet Dangers

By Steve Cross

It’s the Wild West on the Internet, and as a parent you are responsible for keeping your kids safe “out there,” Even though “out there” may be two feet away from your kitchen while you are preparing dinner. Scammers, sexual predators, cyber bullies, and every type of hack are lurking on the
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Internet Guidelines and Kids

By JustMommies staff

Computers and the Internet are so much a part of our day-to-day lives that it’s challenging to figure out effective Internet Guidelines for children. Every time there’s a news story about online bullying or Internet sexual predators it’s natural to worry about how to safeguard kids. It’s impossible
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Can Kids Really Become Addicted to Video Games?

By JustMommies staff

It’s tough to pull them away from the computer, the Nintendo DS or wherever they are playing the latest video game. Now, a new study reveals that some kids – as many as 8.5% – actually become addicted to playing their video games. LiveScience reported on the study done by Harris Poll, which questioned
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