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5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

Remember the old adage, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?" What about this one? "I'm rubber, you're glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you." Kids think of all kinds of ways to deflect painful name calling and hurtful bullying. It's a defense mechanism
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8 Reasons Parents Should Put Down the Cell Phone

By JustMommies staff

According to parenting coach Toni Schutta, parents spend an average of 11 hours a day using electronic devices. All of these hours add up to time that is taken away from children. Although the parents may physically be with their children, they are not engaging and interacting with their kids. This cell
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7 Tips for Surviving the Terrible Twos

If you've ever raised a toddler, you already know what the "terrible twos" are. If your once-sweet little baby is approaching the toddler years, you're about to be "in the know" with those parents who have gone before you. Even though the "terrible twos" are notorious for difficult behaviors in your
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How to Get Your Child to Listen

By Audrey Morris

As parents, we can get incredibly frustrated when our children do not listen to us. A three-year-old might continue crashing toy cars while his sister naps, an eight-year-old might not get dressed soon enough to make it to school on time, or your 13-year-old might not put the trash out. Though the consequences
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Weird Science: Wacky Parenting News That's Actually True

By Inhabitots

Parenting is more of an art form than a science, but we've come across some pretty amazing scientific research in this realm. For instance, scientists found children's cells living in their mother's brains , as male cells were in the brains of women , sometimes decades after giving birth. And a new study
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Hip Rocking Toys for Tots

By Inhabitots

Are you ready to rock? Most tots don't even need to be asked that question when presented with an irresistible rocking toy. Let your little one get up on his high horse (literally!) on this Beck to Nature rocking horse, which is so aesthetically appealing it can double as room decor. The Moulin Roty
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'Bear' Necessities: Teddy Bears and Unique Bear Toys & Gear for Kids

By Inhabitots

Smarter than the average bear, the colorful Kumanokoido teddy bears shown above really do provide the bare necessities for people living in Mali in a community called Dogon. Proceeds from the sale of these bears help provide access to clean drinking water in the African village.Mrs. Jermyn's "Tedi" Bears
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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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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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