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5 Risky Teen Behaviors

By JustMommies staff

Teens will often begin experimenting with risky behaviors due to peer pressure. Worries about peer acceptance, college, grades or just growing up in general can lead to confusion, low self-esteem and risk taking. In a best case scenario, your teens will open and up and tell you what they did once they
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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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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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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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Getting Over Thumb-Sucking

By JustMommies staff

Thumb-sucking is a completely natural act of self-soothing that many babies begin when they are still in the womb. But while an infant sucking his thumb may look sweet and innocent, a five-year-old sucking his thumb may become the object of pity or ridicule. So at what point does thumb-sucking become
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Getting Over Thumb-Sucking

By JustMommies staff

Thumb-sucking is a completely natural act of self-soothing that many babies begin when they are still in the womb. But while an infant sucking his thumb may look sweet and innocent, a five-year-old sucking his thumb may become the object of pity or ridicule. So at what point does thumb-sucking become
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Get Your Toddler to Cooperate

By Elizabeth Pantley

Toddlers and preschoolers require finesse to gain their cooperation, because they have not yet reached the age at which they can see and understand the whole picture, so simply explaining what you want doesn’t always work. Robert Scotellaro is quoted in The Funny Side of Parenthood as saying, “Reasoning
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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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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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My Kids are Out of Control: 8 Steps to Changing Your Kids' Behavior

Having well behaved children is a desire for almost every parent. We may not want our children to be
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