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6 Signs Your Teen Is Using Drugs

By JustMommies staff

Parents of teenagers often find that their teens will not talk to them-even kids who used to tell mom or dad everything about their daily lives. Perhaps they spend more time in their room, give up a favorite sport, "forget" their chores, argue, and are generally moody and irritable. With these changes,
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Do Electronics Prevent Your Child from Learning Real Social Skills?

By JustMommies staff

When summer vacation rolls around, many kids start spending more free time playing electronic games, posting on social networks and texting (not to mention watching more TV). More than half are connecting to electronics instead of linking with friends—in person. Could your child’s social skills be
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Show BAND-AID® Your Child's Star Power! (Sponsored)

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Add a little sunshine to your day by watching this cutie sing BAND-AID®'s famous jingle.... Read more on the blog
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7 Ways to Help Your Teen Find a Job

By JustMommies staff

Is your teen planning to get a summer job? When your teenager needs money for items ranging from pizza to paying college costs—then it’s probably an opportune time to give him or her some tips on finding a job. Here are five ways to assist your teen. 1. Tap into local job-hunting resources. Did you
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Is Your Teen Abusing Prescription Drugs?

By JustMommies staff

Did you know that one of every five teens in the nation has abused prescription drugs? Prescribed medications now rank second (after marijuana) among all drugs misused by teens. How can you tell if your child is over-using prescribed medicines or has an addiction to them? Spot the Signs of Rx Drug Abuse
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Love and Logic: A Low-Stress Approach to Parenting

By JustMommies staff

Bringing up kids to become well-adjusted, highly effective people—and having fun while doing it—can be challenging, but also can take a low-stress approach. This approach requires using, and teaching, the right balance of love and good judgment. Nationally recognized psychologists and educators use
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Monitoring Your Child’s Use of Electronic Media

By JustMommies staff

Electronic media seems to be everywhere, and many kids these days are savvy users of media devices ranging from cell phones to iPads to laptop computers. Some kids may seem to be overly tuned in to electronic media and parents worry about the effects. How can you keep tabs on your child’s use of electronic
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Should You Spy on Your Teenager?

By Tina Payne Bryson

An important part of parenting is to keep your kids safe and help them make good decisions. Your strong instincts to protect your teens from making bad choices is what motivates you to check in with them and even call their friends’ parents to check to make sure they are being adequately supervised.
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Mean Girls: How to Help Your Daughter Cope

By JustMommies staff

As your daughter grows and finds herself in a social setting with other females, she might come across her first mean girl. Why certain girls turn out to be “mean” may be the result of anything from stress to cockiness to bad influences or lack of self-control. What kind of advice will you give your
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How Can Overuse of Technology Affect Your Child

By JustMommies staff

As adolescents and teens finish up their long winter’s break, many will have spent hours dipping into a smorgasbord of technology. More than 63 percent of adolescents go online daily, according to the site WebWiseKids. About 73 percent are on a social network, and 27 percent use their phones to get
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