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In-laws and Outlaws: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By JustMommies staff

Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone. www.babyproofingyourmarriage.com “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” —George Burns How many people
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Is one of your kids suffering from “Middle-Child Syndrome”?

By JustMommies staff

by Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. We’ve all heard about the effect that birth order has on our characteristics.  Some people probably put too much emphasis on how much it actually determines, but it’s also hard to disagree with the idea that the order in which children are born into their family can impact
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Is Your Child Introverted? A Quiz

By JustMommies staff

By Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D. Author of The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child Where does your child fall on the introvert/extrovert spectrum? (And where do you?) Answer True or False to the following statements (True if it generally applies, False if it generally doesn't), then add up your True answers
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Meet the Supermanny!

By JustMommies staff

By Paulette Cohn Photo courtesy of ABC/Scott Garfield Britney Spears had one and now so does the rest of America! Meet the man known as “Super-Manny,” who is coming to a TV near you! Britney Spears had one, there's a chick lit book about a woman who fell in love with hers, and now ABC has one: a
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Battle Of Wills: Dealing With A Strong Willed Child

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva How many times have you heard this: “You can’t make me!” or if your child hasn’t reached the verbal stage yet, a shrieking, glowering tantrum certainly gets the same message across. You want them to do something and your child doesn’t want to do it. There’s also your child
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Balance Your Roles: Partners vs. Parents

By JustMommies staff

By Kathryn Sansone Author of Woman First, Family Always: Real-Life Wisdom from a Mother of Ten It's easy for parents today to get swept up in their children's lives. From the minute we take them home, put on their first diapers, and give them their first bottles, we begin trying our best to fulfill all
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Bridging the Great Mom/Dad Divide

By JustMommies staff

Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone. www.babyproofingyourmarriage.com “It’s like my husband wants to coach the team to victory, but he doesn’t want to attend practice in the rain. He
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Casual Remarks

By JustMommies staff

An excerpt from: Hidden Messages: What Our Words and Actions are Really Telling Our Children By Elizabeth Pantley It’s a curious affliction: the tendency to talk about one’s children in the most brutally honest and hurtful ways without realizing that the cherished subjects of the offensive comments
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Coping With a Difficult Former Spouse as You Co-Parent

By JustMommies staff

By Michele Germain, LCSW www.thejillprinciple.com Consider that this co-parenting situation with your former spouse is a spiritual test. The immediate goal is to resolve the current issue, but the ultimate goal is to walk away from any interaction no matter how unpleasant with a greater connection to
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Direction and Discipline; Be a Parent, Not a Pushover

By JustMommies staff

By Maryann Rosenthal www.drma.com The truth is, there are a lot of wimpy parents. They don’t trust their own judgment. They treat their kids as if they are delicate crystal that might shatter with even the gentlest handling instead of fairly durable glassware that’s designed to hold up pretty well
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