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Should You Spy on Your Teenager?

By Tina Payne Bryson

An important part of parenting is to keep your kids safe and help them make good decisions. Your strong instincts to protect your teens from making bad choices is what motivates you to check in with them and even call their friends’ parents to check to make sure they are being adequately supervised.
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Mean Girls: How to Help Your Daughter Cope

By JustMommies staff

As your daughter grows and finds herself in a social setting with other females, she might come across her first mean girl. Why certain girls turn out to be “mean” may be the result of anything from stress to cockiness to bad influences or lack of self-control. What kind of advice will you give your
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How Can Overuse of Technology Affect Your Child

By JustMommies staff

As adolescents and teens finish up their long winter’s break, many will have spent hours dipping into a smorgasbord of technology. More than 63 percent of adolescents go online daily, according to the site WebWiseKids. About 73 percent are on a social network, and 27 percent use their phones to get
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10 Warning Signs that Your Child is Being Bullied

By JustMommies staff

According to the latest statistics released (2010), about 15 percent of all children are bullied at some point in their K-12 school years. More than half of students report that they've seen bullying take place at their school, and about 10 percent of students either drop out or switch schools at some
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Back to School Checklist: Everything You Need for School

By JustMommies staff

It's tough to start thinking about school right now, but in just a few weeks it will be time for the kids to go back to school. Whether you've been through the drill before, or this is your first time sending a little one off to school, this checklist should help you remember everything you need to be
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5 Reasons to Send Your Child to Arts Summer Camp

By MySummerCamps

Summer camp is a place where children and teens are able to explore, mature, and define their character. Kids learn to work together with others and communicate their thoughts and feelings in their own unique way. Arts summer camps help kids discover their voices and find vision and inspiration. There
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When Should You Let Your Tween Wear Make Up?

By Nancy Da Silva

Just yesterday your little girl was running around in diapers. As they grew older they would watch you put your makeup on and you’d probably have to keep their curious little fingers out of your bag of cosmetics. They’d copy your actions and there might have been times when you had to keep an eye
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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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Parenting In The Age of Technology

By Jan Roberts

Conscientious parents keep informed regarding new activities their children become involved in, but more and more parental anxiety is being expressed concerning the increased and varied use of technology by tweens and teens. Parents are having a hard time keeping up with their tech-savvy kids. Rapid
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Teen Rebellion: How to Cope

By Tina Payne Bryson

Parenting a teenager is a mixed bag of rewards and challenges. One of the most challenging—and important—parts of parenting an adolescent is figuring out how to respond to teen rebellion. Here are some suggestions for helping you cope when your teenager rebels. Put teen rebellion in perspective.
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