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Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child

By Elizabeth Pantley

The following ideas are of value to almost any sleeper, of any age. These tips can bring improvement not only in your child’s sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least – improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well. # 1 Maintain a consistent bedtime and awaking time. Your
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How to Survive a Trip to the Grocery Store When you Have Young Kids

By Stacy DeBroff

Buying groceries is one of constant task for us Moms, and we often lack anyone at home to watch our baby or toddler. Thus, trips to the store can turn into a huge headache if your kids are in tow and are grabbing every box of cookies they see and complaining about everything you put into the cart. Or
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Night Terrors

By JustMommies staff

What is a night terror? A night terror is not the same as a nightmare. A night terror occurs when a child is partially awakened from a very deep sleep. Sleepwalking is also another example of partial arousal from a deep sleep. Night terrors generally happen shortly after a child falls asleep. Sometime
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Nightmares, Night Terrors and Fears

By Elizabeth Pantley

The lack of adequate, restful sleep can affect your child’s mood, behavior, health, memory and growth. If there is anything standing in the way of a good night’s sleep it’s important to address the issue and solve the problem. Following is a list of typical sleep disrupters and possible solutions.
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Solving Naptime Problems

By Elizabeth Pantley

Napping is an important element of your child’s healthy mental and physical growth. A daily nap refreshes a child so that she can maintain her energy, focus, and ability to learn for the rest of the day. Some studies even show that children who nap every day are more flexible and adaptable, have longer
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Tantrums, Fussing and Whining

By Elizabeth Pantley

If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during early childhood, you would find that these three items appear on every list. All children master their own version of these behaviors – every parent has to deal with them! Controlling their emotions Most often these behaviors
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The Baby's Coming! How to Make Sure Your Older Kids are Sleeping Through the Night

By Patti Teel

If you are expecting a baby and already have one or more children, it’s wise to solve their sleep problems before the new baby arrives. Remember, a newborn typically awakens every three to four hours and adapting to a new baby’s schedule is very tiring for everyone in the house. If you also have
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The Discipline Quiz: True of False

By Chick Moorman

Do you have a well thought-out discipline system in place in your family? Most parents don’t. Often parents simply discipline the way they themselves were disciplined. Some choose to do just the opposite and pick a discipline style that is contrary to how they were raised. The discipline techniques
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The Four Parts to Discipline

By Elizabeth Pantley

From The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill) by Elizabeth Pantley Discipline is a very complicated and complex matter. We want to enjoy our children, we don’t want to stress about the little things, and we want to be forgiving to our children and our selves. However – there are many, many things
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To Spank Or Not To Spank

By Nancy Da Silva

Mention the issue of spanking and you’ll find most people fall into two very firm camps. You either do or you don’t and there’s usually no wavering on the subject. For some parents, spanking is nothing more than another disciplinary tool, no more out of line than time outs or removing privileges.
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