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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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Cheaters and Spoiled Sports: Teaching Your Kids to Play Fair and Have Fun

By JustMommies staff

If it’s true that “nobody likes a spoiled sport,” then why are there often so many to be found? Spiteful sportsmanship is a common bleacher-side spectacle at many children sporting events. And it’s happening in both kids and adults, as depicted in popular comedy films such as Will Ferrell’s
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Importance of Monitoring Your Teen's Online Activity

By JustMommies staff

We live in a digital age, where the “world wide web” no longer consists of simple computer lab research, but rather a living extension of nearly all forms of communication, education and recreation. Teens today have never lived in a world which did not rely heavily on digital demands and resources.
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Physical Symptoms of Bullying

By JustMommies staff

We all know what a bully is? And as parents we worry about our children being bullied. Bullying not only has effects on children's mental well-being, it can also cause physical symptoms. If you've noticed a change in your child's mood or behavior or suspect that he might be being bullied, the first thing
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Teenage Moodiness or Something More?

By JustMommies staff

Everyone identifies with the stereotype of impossible teens. Eye-rolling, attitudes, mood swings… all typical of the average teenager. But when do you question if it’s something more? How can parents recognize the difference between teen angst and an actual clinical disorder? Emotional highs and
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8 Rules for Teens and Cell Phones

By JustMommies staff

No one sailed the ocean blue to discover it, but the wireless world is the new world we live in. Technology is a natural extension in the lives of most teenagers today. Being plugged in, sans plugs, is more than just a tool or hobby; it’s a habit that often revolves our lifestyles. The cell phone and
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Guidelines for Letting Your Teen Go to a Party

If you remember what it was like to be a teen, then you understand the pressure your young one is going through right now. Fitting in is the essence of being a teenager, and while your teen is an individual with their own personality, he or she still has a desire to be like everyone else and feel "normal."
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Relaxation and Meditation Techniques for Kids

By JustMommies staff

Your child may not talk to you about stress. That's because children usually don't know what stress is or how to verbalize when they are experiencing it. You may not be aware of the stress your child is feeling, but your child may manifest it in ways that you can see. You may notice behavior problems,
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Could Video Games Be Good for Your Teen?

By JustMommies staff

When it comes to video games and teens, you've probably heard about the negative effects of playing video games, including aggressive behavior, video game addiction, social isolation, and lower interest in other activities (school, physical activities, etc). But, is it possible that playing video games
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Is Your Teenager Addicted to Video Games?

By JustMommies staff

When you try to talk with your teen, does it seem that he is distracted by video games in favor of engaging in one-on-one conversation? If this scenario seems all-too-familiar, then maybe it’s time to find out whether your son or daughter is becoming overly dependent on video games. Here are some signs
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