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12 Great Homemade Presents to Make With Your Kids

By JustMommies staff

By Dr. Laura Markham www.yourparentingsolutions.com It’s the thought that counts, and the love that goes into it. No need to spend a fortune on gifts, your kids will love making them for grandparents, cousins and teachers, and the recipients will treasure them. Remember that your goal is to have fun
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4 Apps that Could Pose a Danger to Your Child

By Jill Britz

There are so many amazing apps we have access to—MapMyRide lets you know how many miles you log on your morning bike ride, the Facebook app keeps you connected to family and friends wherever you go, and Instagram is great for picture sharing. While apps add so much value and simplicity to our modern
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4 Apps that Could Pose a Danger to Your Child

By Jill Britz

There are so many amazing apps we have access to—MapMyRide lets you know how many miles you log on your morning bike ride, the Facebook app keeps you connected to family and friends wherever you go, and Instagram is great for picture sharing. While apps add so much value and simplicity to our modern
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5 Ways to Raise a "Good Enough" Child

By Jan Denise

How many times have you told your ebullient child he's too loud or too active? How often have you told your contemplative, cautious child not to be a scaredy-cat and so shy? In subtle ways, you are giving your child, when he's expressing his or her unique temperament, the message that he's not good enough.
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Adoption: Laughter and Tears

By JustMommies staff

If you ever walk through an orphanage, it will be an experience you’ll never forget. Witnessing children in poverty, children discarded, children stunted both physically and emotionally, will stir your heart beyond belief. And adopting a child is a joy as great as witnessing the first sharp intake
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Adoption: Where Do I Start?

By Nancy Da Silva

On your journey to starting your family, you may decide that adoption as an option appeals to you. Even if you already have children and are looking to add your family, adoption could be the right course for you. For all couples who have difficulty conceiving, adoption is usually one of the first options
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Alison's Journey Home: An Adoption Story

By JustMommies staff

Five years ago today, I was in Kazakhstan, in the middle of the most important event of my life. I was becoming a mother! I met my daughter just a couple of weeks earlier, though I had dreamed of her my entire life. As 5 years is a milestone, I took this opportunity to read the online journal that I
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A Quiz: Are You Involved Enough in Your Child's Life?

By Laurence Steinberg

The strongest and most consistent predictor of children’s mental health, adjustment, happiness, and well-being is the level of involvement of their parents in their life. From The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting by Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. Be Involved Here’s a little quiz: • Can you name
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A Quiz: Are You Involved Enough in Your Child's Life?

By Laurence Steinberg

The strongest and most consistent predictor of children’s mental health, adjustment, happiness, and well-being is the level of involvement of their parents in their life. From The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting by Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. Be Involved Here’s a little quiz: • Can you name
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A Quiz: Are You Involved Enough in Your Child's Life?

By Laurence Steinberg

The strongest and most consistent predictor of children’s mental health, adjustment, happiness, and well-being is the level of involvement of their parents in their life. From The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting by Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. Be Involved Here’s a little quiz: • Can you name
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