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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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Weird Science: Wacky Parenting News That's Actually True

By Inhabitots

Parenting is more of an art form than a science, but we've come across some pretty amazing scientific research in this realm. For instance, scientists found children's cells living in their mother's brains , as male cells were in the brains of women , sometimes decades after giving birth. And a new study
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The Tween &Teen Years: A Parent's Survival Guide

By JustMommies staff

Every parent dreads the tween and teen years. The attitudes, the surliness, the pushing boundaries, the friends you never seem to see. It can all be very frustrating and leave you worried about their futures. Rest assured, this is all part of growing up, as our children work toward being fully independent
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Childhood Stress in a Changing World

With new dangers and concerns, it is valuable to protect children from adult pressures.
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Guidelines for Keeping Children Safe at Every Stage

These simple strategies prevent unnecessary accidents at all ages and stages.
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Tips on Volunteering and Doing Charity Work as a Family for the Holidays

By Inhabitots

The giving spirit of the holiday season inspires many people tovolunteer their time and resources to support charities. This comprehensive guide to volunteering with kids will help you get you started down the do-gooding path with youngsters in tow. We also suggest six family-friendly green volunteer
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Teen Smoking: What to Know, What to Do

By JustMommies staff

The pungent smell of cigarette smoke often lingers on your teen's clothing. How can you find out if that is because she stood next to someone who was smoking or if she's lighting up? What are the things you should know about teen smoking, and what can you do about it? If you want to figure out if your
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6 Signs Your Teen Is Using Drugs

The changes in your teen's behavior could be signs of something serious.
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Do Electronics Prevent Your Child from Learning Real Social Skills?

Is socializing via video games a problem? Let's think it through.
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7 Ways to Help Your Teen Find a Job

You can be a part of finding resources for your teen who wants to work.
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