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Cheaters and Spoiled Sports: Teaching Your Kids to Play Fair and Have Fun

By JustMommies staff

If it’s true that “nobody likes a spoiled sport,” then why are there often so many to be found? Spiteful sportsmanship is a common bleacher-side spectacle at many children sporting events. And it’s happening in both kids and adults, as depicted in popular comedy films such as Will Ferrell’s
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Anorexia Athletica: Is Your Teen Exercising Too Much?

Having a son or daughter who is an athlete is a dream for some parents. But whether it is ballet, football, track and field, gymnastics, baseball, basketball or soccer, their children have to train hard if they want to be the best. Training requires getting the body in physical shape, and that means
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Parenting and Media: Keep Kids Healthy with Engaging Fitness Apps

By JustMommies staff

Government statistics indicate that one-third of all children in the U.S. are obese and overweight. Diet and lack of exercise are leading culprits in this trend, and the onset of digital media hasn't helped. Kids are spending a lot more time sitting around using online media, playing video games and
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How to Get Your Couch Potato Off the Couch

By JustMommies staff

Just about every kid loves a lazy day on the couch with a favorite movie or show on TV. But too much time in a sedentary mode can lead to obesity or other health problems. If your children are spending more time on the couch than off the couch, it’s time to help them get moving. Here’s how: Set an
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Youth Sports Nutrition Tips

By Paula Schmitt

One of the most common questions parents ask regarding their child’s nutrition during sports is - what is the healthiest thing for my child to eat and drink before playing sports? With our family of athletes, we have learned that offering high – carbohydrate foods (also called complex carbohydrates)
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