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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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Why Shaming Children is a Bad Idea

If you remember being a kid at all, chances are your memories are a mixture of awesome moments of triumph and glee, sprinkled with some incidents you'd rather forget. It's the same with everyone—life's unpleasant moments have a way of teaching you lessons. However, it's one thing to experience a natural
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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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The Problems with Permissive Parenting

By JustMommies staff

Hands-off parenting, or permissive parenting, is when parents do not prefer to enforce any rules or authority over children. Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist who studied the science of parenting methods in the 1960’s, describes three main types of parenting, including authoritarian or strict
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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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Ideas for Family Rules

By JustMommies staff

Looking to implement guidelines for your home and not sure where to start? Every family should have at least basic rules to abide by. Household rules let everyone know what their behavior expectations are. Generally, rules include issues of safety, respect, healthy boundaries and limits. When rules are
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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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How to Use Time-Outs Effectively

Time-outs aren't a kid's favorite part of growing up, but they are all but inevitable as your child learns to navigate the boundaries you've set. While some kids will stay put and cry or yell, others will simply get up and walk away. Consistency is key, as many parenting experts will tell you, but are
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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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