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The Top 7 Lies Parents Tell Their Kids - and Why

By Laura Carlson

Oh, the joy of telling harmless “white lies” to your children. These delightful near-truths range from those that carry on the bliss of holiday traditions to others that happily curb bad behavior. Most parents contend that it's not lying, per say; rather, they are putting off (or bending) the truth
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5 Things Only Moms of Picky Eaters Will Understand

Your picky eater is all yours, so you love him, of course, but do you ever have those days where you think about how much easier life would be with a kid who just loved to try new foods? If you've had daydreams where you imagine serving up delicious and even experimental cuisine that your kid gobbles
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The 7 Best Code-Talking Methods Parents Use

Children are little sponges—after a while, they pick up on everything. From your actions to your words, at some point they begin to apply meaning to them. This is when most parents feel the need to get crafty and create code words that are designed to throw tiny listening ears off the trail of what's
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New Year's Resolutions for Better Parenting

By Laura Carlson

Want to gain new skills for the New Year? Why not put “better parenting skills” at the top of your resolution list? It turns out that the way parents interact with their kids has a strong impact on how they develop. This relationship can affect certain actions, cognitive functions, and social skills.
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Why Praise is Important for Children

By JustMommies staff

How much praise we give to children is a growing debate in the United States. There are some who say too much praise will give kids a false sense of reality, an inflated ego, or a pride complex. In places like China, praise is so rare it is a cultural taboo. However, withholding praise to children can
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The Problems with Strict Parenting

By JustMommies staff

Having well-behaved children is desirable to many parents, but with how unpredictable childhood is, how does it happen? Many different strategies and methods of childrearing have existed throughout the centuries. Certain trends in parenting styles have dominated various generations. Developmental psychologist,
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Eight Mistakes Parents Make with Toddlers

By JustMommies staff

The toddler years can be some of the most rewarding—and challenging—years of your child’s life. There are many opinions pushing what a toddler “needs” and how to parent these tiny, spirited, curious people. The truth is, what they need is consistent love and patience as their growing minds
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The Problems with 123 Parenting

By JustMommies staff

1-2-3 Parenting is a parenting method based on the book 123 Magic by Dr. Tom Phelan. The book teaches an easy-to-follow technique for discipline that involves counting three to either get a child to stop an unwanted behavior or start a desired behavior. *Example of 1-2-3 Parenting: If a child is misbehaving
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Why Routines and Structure Are Important for Kids

By JustMommies staff

Jackie Kennedy once said, "The only routine with me is no routine at all." With or without structured schedules, most people have natural rhythms to their time. While raising children, the benefits of routine can be crucial to their well-being. Healthy routines and balanced structure help children build
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How to Unspoil Your Child

Admitting your child is spoiled isn't easy. But if you have come to the point where you realize your child has become spoiled, you're halfway to recovery already. Many parents aren't willing to admit they have a spoiled child, because it reflects poorly on them as parents. However, it's best to deal
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