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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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Family Meals - A Thing of the Past?

By JustMommies staff

by Jan Roberts Parent Educator With the hectic schedules of today's busy families and economic conditions demanding that parents work longer hours, family mealtime traditions of the past are in danger of becoming obsolete. The present trend seems to be away from an organized family dinnertime, with fast
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Fortify Sensitive Kids

By JustMommies staff

by Patti Teel www.pattiteel.com Children are likely to interpret and respond very differently to their experiences, depending on their temperament. Sensitive children are likely to be wonderfully compassionate, bright, creative and imaginative. They may also have a difficult time dealing with stressful
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Direction and Discipline: Be a Parent, Not a Pushover

Discipline may be an unpleasant part of parenting, but it is important for your child's development!
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Get Over it, Kid!

Children take time to learn exactly what is worth a big reaction and what needs to roll off our backs.
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How to Have a Happy Marriage When You’re Busy Being Parents

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation, Perfect Parenting and Hidden Messages Is your marriage everything you ever hoped it could be? Or has it been pushed down your list of priorities since having children? Let’s face it, parenthood is a full-time job, and it dramatically changes your marriage
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Is Your Child Introverted? A Quiz

These are some of the signs that your child prefers alone time for getting energy.
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