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6 Tools to Help You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

By Audrey Morris

As a parent, are you a yeller? Most parents understand that yelling at their kids does not really accomplish anything. We know that there are probably some better forms of communication and more effective ways to accomplish our goals. But, did you know that yelling is also bad for our kids? A 2013 University
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Alcohol Use among Teens & Preteens

Underage drinking is a major issue among U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 4,300 kids under the age of 21 die every year from the effects of alcohol consumption. Underage drinkers (kids between 12 and 20 years of age) are responsible for a staggering
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Childhood Abduction: Get the Facts

Once you become a parent, a whole new host of fears seem to crop up related to your kids. One of the primary fears that every parent contends with is the nightmare of child abduction. Thousands of kids are kidnapped every year. While 99.8 percent of missing kids are eventually found, some are never found,
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The Zero Tolerance Policy: Does It Stop Bullying?

Bullying is an age-old problem that many kids have had to face at school. With the integration of electronics and social media into the lives of most children and teens today, cyber-bullying has become yet another method used by the pushy and aggressive to taunt their peers. According to stopbullying.gov,
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Prep Your Kids for Puberty

Talking to kids about puberty isn't easy for most parents. Puberty involves a lot of highly personal information and sometimes it can be embarrassing - for parents and kids alike. However, you're not doing your kids any favors by waiting too long to talk to them about the changes that come with puberty,
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Bully-Proof Your Child

Bullying is one of those inevitable facts of life. As much as parents try to eliminate it, schools try to govern it, and politicians try to legislate it, bullying will not ever go away. Why? Because there will always be people in the world who will use cruelty to dominate others. Kids aren't the only
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How to Get Your Child to Listen

By Audrey Morris

As parents, we can get incredibly frustrated when our children do not listen to us. A three-year-old might continue crashing toy cars while his sister naps, an eight-year-old might not get dressed soon enough to make it to school on time, or your 13-year-old might not put the trash out. Though the consequences
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4 Early Signs of Addiction in Teens, by Morningside Recovery

By JustMommies member

Overall drug use among teenagers is on the rise. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 50% of high-school seniors have tried illicit substances. Such statistics can be enough to strike fear into a parent's heart, but if you know what to look for you should be able to spot some of
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Depression in Teens: What to Watch For

By JustMommies member

The teenage mind can be a hard thing to figure out—even teens themselves may not always understand why they react the way they do. Between out-of-control hormones and a brain that's still forming its emotional circuitry, life's highs can seem especially exciting and its lows can seem downright dismal.
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Tough Love? Disciplining Your Child

By Audrey Morris

The concept of "tough love" has been used for over 40 years, most often in the context of helping addicted adults. A parent or adult sibling might practice "tough love" and cut off all monetary support while encouraging the addict to a enter rehabilitation program. Similarly, parents of troubled tweens
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