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Dealing with Common Tween Issues

By Maria T. Pepin

A tween is a person between the ages of 9 to 14. Parents are all too familiar with this developmental stage because it can be tricky ~ especially with new issues presenting themselves consistently. Some of the more common tween issues include: smoking, abuse of phone privileges, body image, menstruation
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Talking to Kids About Drugs

By Maria T. Pepin

Drugs are chemicals that change the way your body works. Many kids start becoming curious about drugs at an early age due to television, movies, music and advertising. Studies show that the average age kid starts experimenting at 12 years old. As a parent, it’s important to educate your child on drugs
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Ask The Parent Coach: Clean Room Not A Teen Priority

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, I'm about ready to give up on my teen's messy bedroom. His idea of a "clean room" is quite different from mine. This has been an ongoing argument between us and is causing a lot of tension. I take pride in our home, and I expect him to at least take care of his own belongings.
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Video Games and Kids: Setting Appropriate Guidelines

By JustMommies staff

If your child or teenager is hooked on video games, chances are you’ve had more than one confrontation over limits – when, where, and how much is too much. That’s because, like any good parent, you want to set some guidelines for how they can use the games safely and wisely. The question is, how
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Vulture Culture: How we encourage bullying

By Susan Lipkins

Our vulture culture emphasizes a winner/loser mentality that encourages dominance and aggression. Extreme bullying, often using sexual slurs such as "gay, fag, slut and whore," is becoming a common experience for students of all ages, and in particular, for children aged 11-13. Bullying will stop when
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Seven Ways to Protect Your Family from Internet Dangers

By Steve Cross

It’s the Wild West on the Internet, and as a parent you are responsible for keeping your kids safe “out there,” Even though “out there” may be two feet away from your kitchen while you are preparing dinner. Scammers, sexual predators, cyber bullies, and every type of hack are lurking on the
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Alarming Survey on Teens Sharing Nude Images Online

By JustMommies staff

Technology, adolescent hormones, and sex are not the best combination. According to a newly released survey from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com, an alarming amount of teens are posting nude or partially nude images of themselves online or sending them
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