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Six Tips for Less-Stress Parenting

By Paula Statman

Nobody ever said parenting was easy, but here are some practical tips for how to worry less and enjoy parenting more. 1. Find a pediatrician you like. In many ways, your pediatrician is like a partner. In fact, some women say that during the first couple of years, they talked to their pediatrician more
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Mealtime Dilemmas? No Problem!

By Ann Douglas

Your toddler is a huge fan of macaroni and cheese—and practically nothing else. Your preteen sneaks out the door without so much as a bite of breakfast. Your grade schooler has developed an acute case of sandwich phobia.... Sound familiar? Here are some parent-proven solutions to your top biggest mealtime
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Triumphing Over Tantrums

By JustMommies staff

Before you had kids you probably witnessed an out of control child having a temper tantrum at the store. More than likely you thought or said, "If that was my child, I would ______". Well now here you are with children of your own dealing with these exact situations. Temper tantrums are a normal part
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Teaching Manners to Kids

By JustMommies staff

It may seem seem like a "no-brainer" to teach your child please and thank you, but these and other simple courtesies seem to be going by the wayside. Teaching manners will not only help you have a happier home, it will help your child with making friendships, classroom behavior, and one day in the distant
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TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about. The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant. Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor" The effort that parents
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Tips for Putting Your Child to Bed

By Patti Teel

Getting your child to sleep is about much more than what happens once they get into bed. Here are some ways to establish a healthy bedtime routine each and every night: Make sure bedtime is at the same time every night. Children feel safe and are much more likely to be good sleepers when they have
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The night visitor: Trips to the parent’s bed

By Elizabeth Pantley

If your house echoes with the sound of pat-pat-pat down the hallway when your child leaves his room to climb into your bed in the middle of the night, rest assured that you are not alone. It’s perfectly natural for a toddler or preschooler to search out his parents for comfort and security – it’s
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Parenting Is Not About Kids, It’s About Parents

By Hal Edward Runkel

Excerpted from Screamfree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel Copyright © 2007 by Hal Edward Runkel. Excerpted by permission of Broadway, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. For more
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Handling Unwanted Advice

By Elizabeth Pantley

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?” Just as your baby is an important part of your life, he is
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Crybaby: Is Your Child Too Sensitive?

By Nancy Da Silva

Teasing is usually a normal part of childhood. Some of it can be good natured ribbing between friends and some of it can also be down right cruel. We all remember those nasty days of bullies in the schoolyard, of people who seem to get their jollies by putting us down and if they brought us to tears?
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