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Beautifully Designed Green Toy Cars that are Off the Beaten Path from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Typical toy cars are a dime a dozen -- but if you're looking for some truly sleek and unique wheels, there are some beautifully designed toy automobiles for kids to zoom across the living room. The bonus being that these wheels will look stunning on a nursery shelf or even strewn about the playroom floor
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Helicopter Parenting: What It Is and How to Avoid It

By JustMommies staff

Helicopter parenting is a term that was coined for over-parenting during the 1990s. It refers to a parent who hovers over their child constantly – like a helicopter – and watches their every move. This can have an adverse effect when the parent steps in to solve all of the child's problems in life.
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Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater

By JustMommies staff

Many parents of toddlers are concerned about their child’s picky eating. It is not uncommon for toddlers and preschoolers to be picky about what they eat, in fact, according to a recent study by the American Dietetic Association, as many as 50 percent of caretakers considered their child to be a picky
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Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling

By Elizabeth Pantley

Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry, we can’t prevent that. What we can do is teach our children how to handle their frustration and anger in appropriate
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A Quiz: Are You Involved Enough in Your Child's Life?

By Laurence Steinberg

The strongest and most consistent predictor of children’s mental health, adjustment, happiness, and well-being is the level of involvement of their parents in their life. From The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting by Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. Be Involved Here’s a little quiz: • Can you name
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Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution Children can be both excited and bored when at a restaurant. They can find it difficult to sit in one place for the length of time necessary to order, wait, eat, and pay for the meal. This problem is one that improves with age, development
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Mealtime Dilemmas? No Problem!

By Ann Douglas

Your toddler is a huge fan of macaroni and cheese—and practically nothing else. Your preteen sneaks out the door without so much as a bite of breakfast. Your grade schooler has developed an acute case of sandwich phobia.... Sound familiar? Here are some parent-proven solutions to your top biggest mealtime
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Triumphing Over Tantrums

By JustMommies staff

Before you had kids you probably witnessed an out of control child having a temper tantrum at the store. More than likely you thought or said, "If that was my child, I would ______". Well now here you are with children of your own dealing with these exact situations. Temper tantrums are a normal part
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Teaching Manners to Kids

By JustMommies staff

It may seem seem like a "no-brainer" to teach your child please and thank you, but these and other simple courtesies seem to be going by the wayside. Teaching manners will not only help you have a happier home, it will help your child with making friendships, classroom behavior, and one day in the distant
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TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about. The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant. Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor" The effort that parents
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