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6 Tools to Help You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

By Audrey Morris

As a parent, are you a yeller? Most parents understand that yelling at their kids does not really accomplish anything. We know that there are probably some better forms of communication and more effective ways to accomplish our goals. But, did you know that yelling is also bad for our kids? A 2013 University
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Childhood Abduction: Get the Facts

Once you become a parent, a whole new host of fears seem to crop up related to your kids. One of the primary fears that every parent contends with is the nightmare of child abduction. Thousands of kids are kidnapped every year. While 99.8 percent of missing kids are eventually found, some are never found,
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Bully-Proof Your Child

Bullying is one of those inevitable facts of life. As much as parents try to eliminate it, schools try to govern it, and politicians try to legislate it, bullying will not ever go away. Why? Because there will always be people in the world who will use cruelty to dominate others. Kids aren't the only
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How to Get Your Child to Listen

By Audrey Morris

As parents, we can get incredibly frustrated when our children do not listen to us. A three-year-old might continue crashing toy cars while his sister naps, an eight-year-old might not get dressed soon enough to make it to school on time, or your 13-year-old might not put the trash out. Though the consequences
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How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Kids

"Please, Mom, can I have a puppy… all my friends have them." Have you heard such pleas? It's almost like a rite of passage in childhood - it seems that nearly every kid asks for a pet sooner or later. But figuring out if your family should get a pet, and, if so, what kind of pet you should choose for
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Dealing with Your Child's Separation Anxiety

Remember that a little separation anxiety is normal at new stages of life!
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Weird Science: Wacky Parenting News That's Actually True

By Inhabitots

Parenting is more of an art form than a science, but we've come across some pretty amazing scientific research in this realm. For instance, scientists found children's cells living in their mother's brains , as male cells were in the brains of women , sometimes decades after giving birth. And a new study
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Gorgeous Green Bunk Beds that are Big on Style and Saving Space

By Inhabitots

When you're short on space, nothing stacks up to room efficiency like bunk beds. The brilliant design team behind Casa Kids offers options aplenty when it comes to clever sleeping arrangements. Their Dumbo Double Tuck bed packs two folding beds into one, and as its name suggests, the beds may be tucked
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Childhood Stress in a Changing World

By JustMommies staff

Adults are not the only ones who suffer from stress-children of today often deal with stresses that their parents never had to face when they were young. They deal with an inordinate amount of pressure from an increasing number of sources, both inside and outside of their homes. In a changing world where
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Guidelines for Keeping Children Safe at Every Stage

These simple strategies prevent unnecessary accidents at all ages and stages.
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