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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

By JustMommies staff

Adults are not the only ones who suffer from stress-children of today often deal with stresses that their parents never had to face when they were young. They deal with an inordinate amount of pressure from an increasing number of sources, both inside and outside of their homes. In a changing world where
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Guidelines for Keeping Children Safe at Every Stage

By JustMommies staff

As parents, we have many responsibilities and worries-and child safety falls into both categories. While we are entirely responsible about keeping our crawling babies safe from electrical outlets, we must also remember to teach our tweens and teens about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other challenges
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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

By JustMommies staff

Parents of teenagers often find that their teens will not talk to them-even kids who used to tell mom or dad everything about their daily lives. Perhaps they spend more time in their room, give up a favorite sport, "forget" their chores, argue, and are generally moody and irritable. With these changes,
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Do Electronics Prevent Your Child from Learning Real Social Skills?

By JustMommies staff

When summer vacation rolls around, many kids start spending more free time playing electronic games, posting on social networks and texting (not to mention watching more TV). More than half are connecting to electronics instead of linking with friends—in person. Could your child’s social skills be
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7 Ways to Help Your Teen Find a Job

By JustMommies staff

Is your teen planning to get a summer job? When your teenager needs money for items ranging from pizza to paying college costs—then it’s probably an opportune time to give him or her some tips on finding a job. Here are five ways to assist your teen. 1. Tap into local job-hunting resources. Did you
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Love and Logic: A Low-Stress Approach to Parenting

By JustMommies staff

Bringing up kids to become well-adjusted, highly effective people—and having fun while doing it—can be challenging, but also can take a low-stress approach. This approach requires using, and teaching, the right balance of love and good judgment. Nationally recognized psychologists and educators use
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