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Six Myths About Twins

By JustMommies staff

Twins capture the curiosity of the world. From the Spearmint gum twins to Mary Kate and Ashley, seeing double brings amusement and assumptions. Just like anything else, the idea of twins carry a lot of fable with the facts. Parents of multiples need to field a lot of questions and misconceptions. Here
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What Your Teen Needs to Know About Energy Drinks

By JustMommies staff

Wildly popular among teenagers, energy drinks of every design, label and flavor seem to be flying off the shelves into many American homes, schools and backpacks. But are they healthy for adolescents to drink? Growing research shows cause for concern in the continual consummation of these trending beverages.
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Teenage Moodiness or Something More?

By JustMommies staff

Everyone identifies with the stereotype of impossible teens. Eye-rolling, attitudes, mood swings… all typical of the average teenager. But when do you question if it’s something more? How can parents recognize the difference between teen angst and an actual clinical disorder? Emotional highs and
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Relaxation and Meditation Techniques for Kids

By JustMommies staff

Your child may not talk to you about stress. That's because children usually don't know what stress is or how to verbalize when they are experiencing it. You may not be aware of the stress your child is feeling, but your child may manifest it in ways that you can see. You may notice behavior problems,
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Puberty: How Your Kids Are Growing and Changing

By Laura Carlson

Pimples. Budding breasts. Emotional outbursts. Yes, these are the typical signs of puberty and a signal that your kids are growing and changing. The general age range during which most kids enter puberty is somewhere between ages nine and 12, though some experts say our kids are entering puberty earlier
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Prep Your Kids for Puberty

Talking to kids about puberty isn't easy for most parents. Puberty involves a lot of highly personal information and sometimes it can be embarrassing - for parents and kids alike. However, you're not doing your kids any favors by waiting too long to talk to them about the changes that come with puberty,
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Talking to Your Teen about Birth Control

By Audrey Morris

Many parents worry about having the talk with their teens-the talk about birth control. Whether you have sons or daughters, this is a conversation that needs to happen, and it needs to happen before they get "swept up in the moment." Do not believe your child if they claim to know it all-what they know
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4 Early Signs of Addiction in Teens, by Morningside Recovery

By JustMommies member

Overall drug use among teenagers is on the rise. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 50% of high-school seniors have tried illicit substances. Such statistics can be enough to strike fear into a parent's heart, but if you know what to look for you should be able to spot some of
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Depression in Teens: What to Watch For

By JustMommies member

The teenage mind can be a hard thing to figure out—even teens themselves may not always understand why they react the way they do. Between out-of-control hormones and a brain that's still forming its emotional circuitry, life's highs can seem especially exciting and its lows can seem downright dismal.
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Obamacare: How Health Reform Affects Your Kids' Coverage

By JustMommies staff

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect on October 1, 2013. On March 31, 2014, open enrollment ends and all Americans must be registered with an ACA-compliant health insurance plan (those who truly cannot afford coverage can apply for an exemption; changes to coverage can be made at major life
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