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Pacify Your Kids with an iPhone or iPad? Then Read This

By Inhabitots

It seems there's a toddler tapping away at aniPhone or iPad everywhere you turn these days. There's even a toddler training toilet that you can attach an iPad to while your kiddo tends to business . While some parents tout the tablet as a "lifesaver," others fear the detrimental effect technology might
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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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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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Child’s Play: Teaching Your Child Social Skills

By JustMommies staff

Kids don’t always play fair. It is a fact of life that your child may at some point be picked on or feel left out, but take heart – when your child encounters difficult social dynamics it can actually be a good teaching opportunity for you and an invaluable learning experience for your child. You
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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!

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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

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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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Must-Read Pregnancy & Parenting Books

By Inhabitots

No book can ever truly prepare you for parenthood, but there are many resources that can offer vital help along the way. Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms will get you off on the right track while your baby is still in your womb. This lovely book celebrates a mom-to-be and
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Is the iPhone OK for Tots? Pros and Cons of Devices for Kids

By JustMommies staff

According to the latest numbers, 72 percent of the top-selling iPhone apps are now geared toward toddlers and elementary school kids. However, parents should be warned that very little research has been done into whether it's a good idea to just hand your iPhone over to a three-year-old. Here are some
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