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Quick & Dirty Tips for Choosing the Best Summer Camp

By Laura Carlson

Summertime, and the pickin’ is easy—for a summer camp, that is. Whether you’re looking for a camp where your child can enjoy outdoor adventure, or one where he or she can play rock ‘n roll music, pickin’ the right one should be stress-free. Yet, many parents are puzzled about which summer camps
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Physical Symptoms of Bullying

By JustMommies staff

We all know what a bully is? And as parents we worry about our children being bullied. Bullying not only has effects on children's mental well-being, it can also cause physical symptoms. If you've noticed a change in your child's mood or behavior or suspect that he might be being bullied, the first thing
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Guidelines for Letting Your Teen Go to a Party

If you remember what it was like to be a teen, then you understand the pressure your young one is going through right now. Fitting in is the essence of being a teenager, and while your teen is an individual with their own personality, he or she still has a desire to be like everyone else and feel "normal."
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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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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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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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Teens and Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

By Audrey Morris

Teens and texting are two things that go together. Perhaps you have even researched or purchased an unlimited text plan to avoid overage costs on your phone bill. But do you know who your teen is texting? And, just as importantly, do you know what your teen is texting? Sexting is the term coined for
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Which Social Media Are Most Popular with Kids and Are They Healthy?

By JustMommies staff

Do you know how popular Facebook or other social networking sites are among school-age kids? Consider these surprising statistics: More than 1 billion registered users are on Facebook, with 11 percent aged 13 – 17, and 29 percent aged 18 - 29. Sites like Google Plus and Tumblr are emerging from the
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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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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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