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Tips for Putting Your Child to Bed

By Patti Teel

Getting your child to sleep is about much more than what happens once they get into bed. Here are some ways to establish a healthy bedtime routine each and every night: Make sure bedtime is at the same time every night. Children feel safe and are much more likely to be good sleepers when they have
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The night visitor: Trips to the parent’s bed

By Elizabeth Pantley

If your house echoes with the sound of pat-pat-pat down the hallway when your child leaves his room to climb into your bed in the middle of the night, rest assured that you are not alone. It’s perfectly natural for a toddler or preschooler to search out his parents for comfort and security – it’s
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Handling Unwanted Advice

By Elizabeth Pantley

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?” Just as your baby is an important part of your life, he is
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Crybaby: Is Your Child Too Sensitive?

By Nancy Da Silva

Teasing is usually a normal part of childhood. Some of it can be good natured ribbing between friends and some of it can also be down right cruel. We all remember those nasty days of bullies in the schoolyard, of people who seem to get their jollies by putting us down and if they brought us to tears?
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Sneaky Ways to Sneak Vegetables Into Your Child's Diet

By JustMommies staff

You’ve tried all the usual tricks to get your little one to eat vegetables. But after months of offering dips with vegetable sticks, arranging vegetables in the shape of smiley faces, and every other trick in the book, your little one still rejects vegetables out-of-hand. Of course you want to continue
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When Others Try To Discipline Your Child

By Nancy Da Silva

You’re over at someone else’s house and your little one breaks something or throws a tantrum. This person then proceeds to swat your child on the bum or slap their hand. How do you react? Most parents fall in two camps. Those who believe it’s all right for others to discipline their child when
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Avoiding Food Battles

By Cheryl Tallman

It's common for food to become a source of conflict in most families. Many parents employ a bargaining or bribing approach to get their kids to eat healthy foods. This is not the best strategy as it encourages your child to resist, a trait that most kids excel at from a very young age. An alternate strategy
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Bedtime Without Battles

By JustMommies staff

Do your kids fight going to bed? Are you looking for ideas on how to get your kids in bed and keep them in bed? Below is a list of our best bedtime tips. 1. Consistency - Do your children have a set bedtime? Do they go to bed at the same time on the weekends as the weekdays? Do they get up at the same
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Making Snacktime Healthy

By JustMommies staff

Snacktime can be fraught with unhealthy pitfalls, even for those families who strive to serve healthy meals for their kids every day. At snacktime, you often need to make something quickly, and the easiest thing to do is to reach into a bag or a box for some pretzels or chips. But snacks don’t have
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Best Friends Or Bitter Enemies: Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

By Nancy Da Silva

When you bring your first child home from the hospital, the whole family is abuzz with joy and anticipation. The first smile, first word, first step are all milestones that make your baby the center of attention. He revels in learning exactly what it will take to make his parents light up and shower
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